Most students will complete all the forms they need as part of the process of linking with the Counseling Center, but below are some additional forms used in special circumstances.
Release of Health Information
At the Counseling Center we take your confidentiality extremely seriously. A Release of Health Information form is used when you want to authorize the Counseling Center to share information with another office/person. (We also accept release forms from other offices as long as they are similar.) Complete it carefully, including checking the boxes for what information you want to be released. Please note:
- Unless a counselor expects to receive this form from you, they may want to reach out to you directly to verify that it is actually you who submitted it and it seems unlikely to cause harm by releasing the information.
- Requests for records can take up to a week to respond to, especially during busy times or if there are many records that need to be reviewed.
- We do not recommend submitting any documents via email, as it is not a secure medium. The most secure ways are to hand/mail deliver to the Counseling Center or fax us at 716-878-3003.
Consent for Treatment of a Minor
Occasionally students start college and access Counseling Center services before they turn 18. In these instances, we talk with each student about our need for consent from a parent or legal guardian. A parental consent form is available here that outlines the roles and responsibilities of the student, parent, and Counseling Center. Once a student reaches the age of 18, they are in charge of their health information and will be asked to complete a new consent as a legal adult.