Texas Tech University


Q. Will my parents be notified of my Student Health Services visit?

No. Students 18 years and older are viewed as individuals with the right to confidential health care. Staff will not release any information without student consent.
If you are concerned about the explanation of benefits (EOB) from the insurance company going to the owner of your insurance plan (frequently students' parents/guardians), call the number on the back of your card and ask if the EOB can be sent to you directly.
We need to obtain parental consent for students 17 years old and younger except for:
  • concerns regarding pregnancy
  • sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • drug or substance abuse.

Q. Why do I need to sign a release so you can talk to my parents?

Due to FERPA and HIPAA regulations, no information will be released to anyone without your permission.

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