What does confidentially mean for you?
As you become older, we will provide time sessions with your health care provider to allow you to discuss sensitive topics with an expert. Confidentiality during healthcare appointments means that discussions you have with your healthcare provider will not be shared with anyone else including your parents. We do encourage strong communication between you and your parents, however, and are here to help you approach sensitive topics with them. Even if you feel the topic will be difficult for your parents or uncomfortable for you to talk about, they know your strengths and are, typically, the best people to help you through difficult times. The final decision on what will be shared with your parents is yours unless you are in danger, have suicidal or homicidal thoughts, or are in an abusive relationship.