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Privacy

  1. Will anyone - especially my employer - found out that I am in counseling?
  2. Will my primary care physician know that I am seeing a counselor?
  3. What if someone sees me enter your office?
  4. I am having problems using an illegal substance. Do you alert the police?

Will anyone – especially my employer – find out that I am in counseling?

With the exception of when required by law (i.e., risk or harm to self or others), no personal or identifying information is shared with anyone without your written consent.  The EAP does report the total number of employees to each of their respective  businesses.  This information is provided to the employer so that they can assess the cost effectiveness of providing this program as an employee benefit. 

Will my primary care physician know that I am seeing a counselor?

No, not unless required by law, if you tell him/her, or if you authorize a release of information.

What if someone sees me enter your office?

The EAP offices are discreetly marked.

I am having problems with using an illegal substance. Do you alert the police?

No, we do not generally alert the police for issue of substance abuse. There are circumstances when disclosure is required, such as when there is a risk of harm to self or others. If a notification has to be made, you will be informed and required to sign a release of information.

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