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All contacts with a Mental Health Service clinician are entirely confidential.*  No information is shared with your deans or professors unless you request it in writing. Similarly, no information is shared with friends, family or other clinicians without your explicit consent.

Mental Health Service records are stored securely in a location separate from Student Health Service records; only the Mental Health Service staff have access to these files. You can be assured that your privacy will be maintained.

*Except in those rare instances of imminent risk of harm to self or others, or where otherwise required by law.   

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