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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 

Patient Information 

Oklahoma State University is committed to protecting the privacy of your health information. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), we have formalized our practices related to maintaining the privacy and security of medical information. This Web site provides information on your rights as a patient of Yale University and how to act on these rights.

Right to be informed of our privacy practices   

Our practices related to protecting the privacy of your health information are described in our PSC HIPAA Privacy Notice (HPN). The HPN describes how we use your information to provide treatment to you, to obtain payment for that treatment and for our internal operations. You will be given a copy of the HPN at your first visit after July 1st, 2005. We will also ask you to sign an acknowledgement indicating that you have been given a copy of our HPN. Signing the acknowledgement is not required for us to continue to protect the privacy of your health information as described in the HPN. We ask for your signature so that we can keep track of who has been given a copy of our HPN.

Right to request access to your health information 

You have the ability to request a copy of your health information or to allow others to have access to your health information. If you would like a copy of your health information, we have a request to inspect and copy records. If you would like some of your health records sent to someone else, for example to another physician or to your employer, you will need to complete our release of information form indicating that you agree to our releasing the information.

Right to amend your health information 

If you believe that there is an error in our records, you can request that we correct them using our request for correction or amendment of PHI form. We will review the information as requested and either make the correction or let you know why we think our information is correct. 

Right to request confidential communication of your health information 

We normally send information relating to your care to the address and phone numbers you have provided. However, if you would like to have the information sent elsewhere to protect the confidentiality of the information, you may do so by completing our restriction form

Right to request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your health information 

You may request that we restrict who has access to your health information using our request restrictions form. Note however, that some requests will not be possible for us to accept. We currently limit the information that we use to only that information which is necessary to provide quality medical care, to receive payment for that care, for managing our operations and to meet legal requirements such as reporting of communicable diseases. This means that only those individuals who need to have access to your records are allowed access and even then that they only examine those portions of your records which are needed to perform their job. Requests which would make it difficult to perform these functions mean that we would not be able to provide the best care to you and thus we can not accept them.

Right to request an accounting of people to whom we have disclosed your health information  

HIPAA requires that we keep track of people, with few exceptions, who have been given access to your health information for purposes not related to your treatment, payment, our health care operations, or for whom you have not authorized us to provide access. To request a list of any of these disclosures, you may complete our client request for disclosures of health information form.

Ability to express concerns or to ask questions 

If you have any concerns about the privacy of your health information or if you have questions about our procedures, you may contact our HIPAA Privacy Office at: 

HIPAA Privacy Officer
118 N Murray
Stillwater, OK 74078
405.744.5975
matt.alderson@okstate.edu   

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Services

The PSC provides services to children, adolescents, and adults. Services are available to residents of Stillwater and the surrounding community, as well as to OSU students, faculty, and staff. The PSC offers a variety of psychological services, including but not limited to: 

  • Adult and Child Individual Therapy for Adjustment Problems, Depression, Anxiety, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Assessments for Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Emotional/Behavioral problems, Autism, and other Developmental Disabilities; the PSC Assessment Clinic does not conduct forensic evaluations, custody evaluations, and/or court-ordered evaluations.
  • Group Therapy (e.g., Meditation and Stress Reduction, Emotion Regulation, and Healthy Relationships)

Mindfulness

Each semester, the PSC offers a six-week meditation group for individuals who would like assistance handling stress, worry, sadness, and/or distress related to chronic pain. Learn mindfulness and yoga practice for stress reduction and enhanced well-being.

We are actively recruiting for the mindfulness group now.
Please call (405) 744-5975 if interested in learning more!

Managing Emotions

Each semester, the PSC offers an eight-week group for individuals with difficulties regulating their emotions or those emotions have caused problems in the past. This group will teach individuals about the purpose of emotions, how to manage their emotions, and how to decrease suffering due to negative emotions.

We are not currently recruiting  for the managing emotions group now.

 

Please follow this link for information on your rights as a client of the PSC and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

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