Will my information be kept confidential?

Will my information be kept confidential?

Answer: 

The professional staff at Shawnee Mental Health Center provides services in a confidential and caring manner. Information is handled discreetly and with the highest professionalism. You will receive our Notice of Privacy Practices at your first visit.

Are the staff at SMHC required to follow professional standards?

Those who work at SMHC who are licensed by a professional board such as the counselor, social worker and marriage and family therapist board or the nursing board are required to follow the standards set forth by their respective board. Non-licensed clinical staff are expected to follow the standards set by the counselor and social worker board. In addition to these requirements, all SMHC staff including housekeeping, clerical, clinical and management are required to follow the SMHC Standards of Conduct.

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