We understand how important privacy, or confidentiality, is to accessing medical care. We will not talk to anyone else about your visit, results, medications, or any other aspect of your care unless you give us specific permission to do so. Patient confidentiality also applies to patients who are under the age of 18. There are many federal and state laws that require our clinic to keep your visit private; these include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Title X statutes, and Colorado law.
There are limited cases when a health provider is required to break confidentiality and make a report to legal authorities. Examples include life-threatening situations such when someone is a threat to themselves or others and child abuse including sexual assault of a minor.