What is HIPAA?
In compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that went into effect on April 8, 2008, all healthcare providers are required to notify clients of their rights and protections regarding their privacy of protected health information.
All new clients will be provided with the Notice of Privacy Practices form for a complete review of all procedures.
How is confidentiality maintained?
All information shared during psychotherapy and evaluations at Evolve Psychological Services is confidential and will not be revealed to others without expressed written consent.
All clients will be provided with a Consent for Release of Information form to complete when providing expressed written permission to communicate with other individuals, such as teachers, psychiatrists, and other professionals, when coordinating treatment and care.
Are there exceptions to confidentiality?
Some exceptions to confidentiality include suspected child or elder abuse or neglect, suspected intent to harm oneself or another individual or engagement in high risk behavior that could potentially lead to harm.
All new clients will be provided with the Informed Consent for Psychotherapy, either for a child/teen or for an adult, form for a complete review of all procedures.
Are telehealth appointments private?
All virtual appointments are conducted via the encrypted client portal on TherapyNotes, our scheduling system, or Doxy, another reliable tele-conferencing system designed for medical professionals. We recommend logging into the client portal a few minutes prior to the scheduled appointment from a private, quiet space with secure WiFi.
All new clients will be provided with the Informed Consent for Teletherapy Services form for a complete review of all procedures.