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Department of Mental Health

Your Privacy

Right to Privacy

 As a client of OC Mental Health Clinics you have a right to privacy and to review information we keep in your file. Under of the 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 OC Mental Health Clinics without your written permission except where required by law or court order.


Your Responsiblities

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