Rights, Responsibilities and Privacy

Florida Tech is committed to assisting you in a successful and healthy college career. One way to do that is by providing easily accessible health care and health insurance on campus. As a student, you have certain rights and responsibilities, and it is important that you fully understand them.

Your rights:

  • To be treated in a manner that respects your privacy and dignity as a person.
  • To have your medical information protected.
  • To receive assistance and care in a prompt, courteous and responsible manner.
  • To be assisted with a referral if your health care needs are beyond the scope of the services of the Health Center
  • To be provided with information about the health center and the services that are included
  • To be directed to those individuals who can give you specific information on the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Your responsibilities:

  • All students are responsible for learning how their healthcare services work by reading and referring to your benefit materials.
  • To present a valid Florida Tech ID for services to ensure we are serving the eligible population.
  • You are responsible to pay your health care bills in a timely manner
  • To inform the receptionist if you feel your condition is emergent, or you suspect or have symptoms that suggest an infectious disease
  • To be truthful with the healthcare provider

For more information contact the Office of Student Activities at (321)674-8080 or the Health Center at (321)674-8078

  Your Privacy

 The health center is committed to maintaining strict confidence for their patients and medical records. Records can only be accessed by the patient with a signed "Medical Request Request Form" or as is allowed by HIPAA "The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/

If you would like to give your parents or anyone else access to your medical records, please make sure to sign the form "Consent for Communication and/or Disclosure of Health Care" contained in your new patient packet at your first health center visit. You can change your preferences at any time by requesting a new form.

If you do not give us access to speak to anyone, then we will not share your medical information or even confirm that you had a visit to the Health Center as mandated by HIPAA.