Responsible Office: Student Health Center
Purpose: Medical examinations and procedures are potentially distressing for patients and those involving intimate area or the need to completely undress may make patients feel particularly vulnerable. As a result, a patient may desire the presence of a chaperone during intimate examinations. The Student Health Center is committed to supporting patient dignity, privacy and the maintenance of professional boundaries where patients and staff can be confident the best practices are always being followed.
Policy: It is the policy of the Student Health Center that patients who enter the center and request an evaluation for a specific complaint, will be evaluated by the health care provider in the center. The patient reserves the right to refuse evaluation at which time the refusal will be documented in the medical record.