The Health & Wellness Centre is bound by ethics and laws and therefore your privacy and confidentiality is our priority. We are required to provide services according to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA") and the Personal Health Information Protection Act ("PHIPA") to safeguard your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information.
The Health & Wellness Centre will hold information about you within our electronic health record (EHR) and will only share this information with others in your health care team. Any information you disclose will be released only with your permission and written consent. If you have questions regarding privacy and this office please feel free to contact Sheila John, Assistant Dean at 416-287-7067, or address your concerns at your next visit.
All information you share with a counsellor is confidential and will not be released without your permission except as required by law. A counsellor is required to disclose confidential information if:
On occasion a counsellor may seek a consultation with, or supervision from another counsellor or staff member at the Health & Wellness Centre concerning his or her work with you. If you have any questions about confidentiality, please speak with your counsellor.