Every time you visit the Student Health Center, your health care provider enters information about the care you receive in your health record. For example, your health record may include your lab or X-ray reports, information about your prescription medications, or a physician’s notes about your illness or injury.
Federal laws HIPAA and FERPA require us to keep your health information confidential, Student Health stores your health record in a technologically state-of-the-art Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. The EHR system both secures the privacy and confidentiality of your protected health information (PHI) and ensures your easy access to it.
For more information about our Patient Privacy Practices, click here.
Laws Around the Release of Health Records
Student Health adheres to both state and federal laws that protect the confidentiality of your health records. Federal law only allows the Student Health Center to release your protected health information (PHI) to anyone (including parents and faculty) with your expressed written permission, except under certain very rare circumstances.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) govern the release of students’ medical records. The Student Health Center only releases a student’s medical records to parents or guardians in two cases:
- If the student is under the age of eighteen.
- If the student gives written consent for release.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) also governs the release of non-student health records. The Student Health Center will release protected health information (PHI) to designees upon receipt of written authorization. We recommend that you review the university policy on FERPA as well.
Request Your Health Records
Please complete the NC State – Student Health Services Authorization to Release Protected Health Information ( PHI) :
- To authorize your health records be sent TO NC State – Student Health Services
- To authorize NC State Student Health Services to disclose your health information to you or a designated third party
Download the NC State – Student Health Services Authorization to Release Protected Health Information ( PHI)
Use this link to view Instructions for completing the Authorization Form
Obtain A Copy of Your Immunization Record (For Current Students Only)
1. Access your HealthyPack Portal and select the ‘Immunization Tab’
2. Select the print button immediately above the tabs for entering immunization dates
3. An immunization record will display and you can download/print this document for reference
No Authorization Form Needs to Be Completed
Obtain A Copy of Your Health/Immunization/Medical Record (For Former Students)
Please complete the NC State – Student Health Services Authorization to Release Protected Health Information (PHI) to obtain a copy of your health/immunization/medical records. The top section of the Authorization Form identifies options for submission to Student Health Services. Click the arrow to access the Authorization form.
Completed Authorization Form must be submitted to Health Information Management:
- Drop Off at Student Health
Health Record Fees
Copies of your immunization records to you:
We will release copies of your immunization records to you at no charge. For current students, you may download your immunization record yourself through the HealthyPack Portal.
Check the Status of Your Health Records Request
We will respond to your request for health records as soon as possible. We are required to comply with your request within 30 calendar days from receiving your request. If you have any questions about the status of your request we can be contacted at 919-515-2563.
Request To Amend Your Health Record
You may request that certain information in your health record be amended. If you are requesting an amendment ( change) to your medical record, please contact us at 919-515-2563 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Contact Us
The Health Information Management Department is located at:
NC State University
Student Health Services
Telephone Number: 919-515-2563
Hours of Operation:
You may contact us Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m and Tuesday from 9:00- 5:00 p.m.
To request additional information or report problems, both students and non-students may contact the NC State Privacy Officer at 919.515.6122. Written complaints regarding privacy rights violations may be sent to the NC State University Privacy Officer.
University Privacy Officer
Campus Box 7521
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
Students may also follow the Student Grievance Procedure for undergraduates or for graduate students for matters relating to medical records. If the matter is not resolved, you may also file a complaint with the Secretary of Health and Human Services or the Family Compliance Office, US Dept. of Education.