Right to Privacy

As a client of Orange County Mental Health Clinics you have a right to privacy and to review information we keep in your file. Under of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act you have the right to:

  • Be told why the information we request is needed. Be told how the information will be used
  • Be shown all information about yourself
  • Be told of the consequences of refusing to supply the requested information
  • Contest the accuracy of information in your file
  • No information will be released to persons or agencies outside of Orange County Mental Health Clinics without your written permission except where required by law or court order.

Your Responsibilities

As a client you have responsibilities as well as rights. You can help yourself by being responsible in the following ways:

  • Be honest and direct with us
  • Understand your treatment plan
  • Follow the treatment plan
  • Keep appointments
  • Know your therapist