PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY

PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY2018-07-29T14:58:33-07:00

Confidentiality Standards

At New Growth Behavioral Health Services we adhere to strict privacy and confidentiality standards. As part of our professional practice, our clinicians maintain personal information about you and your health and follow HIPAA regulations to safeguard your records. State and federal law protects this information by limiting its uses and disclosures.

Are there exceptions to confidentiality?

While every effort is made to protect your privacy, Washington State law requires psychotherapists to break confidentiality and inform the appropriate agency or persons during the following instances:

1) If we have reason to believe your life or someone else’s life, safety, or property is threatened or endangered.

2) If there is evidence or even suspicion of physical or sexual abuse, or neglect of a minor child, dependent, developmentally disabled adult, or elderly person.

3) If a judge orders certain information disclosed in a legal proceeding.

4) In legal proceedings when your psychological health is an issue (e.g., work related stress, divorce, custody battles, etc.), the attorney for the opposing side may have certain information subpoenaed. In that case, we would inform you of the subpoena. If you object to my complying with the subpoena, we may still be required to release the information.

About Us

Contact Information

405 S. Peabody
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: 360-457-1610
Fax: 360-457-8650

Clinic Hours

The business office is staffed Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 2:00pm (closed on Fridays). A monitored voice messaging system receives calls at all other times.

Sequim Office

We are excited about improving access for residents of Sequim with the addition of a Sequim office. The Port Angeles business office will handle all scheduling and requests for the Sequim offices.