The mission of Smith College Health Services is to provide accessible, quality medical care, mental health care and health education to a diverse student population. As college health care professionals knowledgeable about developmental issues, we work with students in promoting their physical and psychological well-being. We collaborate with the larger college community, supporting students in accomplishing their educational goals.
We respect your right to confidential quality care. We believe that an interdisciplinary, coordinated approach delivers the optimal quality of care.
Our guidelines for protecting your confidentiality are as follows:
- Medical and counseling records are maintained separately within Health Services.
- Entry of psychotropic medications prescribed by the Counseling Services is made in the medical record.
- No medical or counseling information is shared outside of Health Services without your consent. The only exception to this are situations where mandated by law.
- Information relevant to your care may be shared, on an a need-to-know basis, among the professional medical and counseling staff of Health Services.