The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides medical privacy rules to govern the use and release of a consumers’ personal health information, also known as “protected health information” (PHI). In the event that a state law, such as Michigan Mental Health Code, is more restrictive than HIPPA, the more restrictive law or policy will apply.

Under HIPPA, consumers must be informed about how their PHI will be used and given the opportunity to object to or restrict the use or release of their information.

For more information on HIPAA and Confidentiality rules, go to the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan’s (CMHPSM), policy website to review the Notice of Privacy Practices and other relevant policies. You may also refer to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights website.

To report a HIPAA concern, you can call our main phone number, 734-544-3050 and ask for the Privacy Officer, or for Customer Service. You can also call the Recipient Rights Officer of the Day at 734-219-8519 or the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation to receive communication from WCCMH via email, please complete this form and return it to your clinician. Permissions in this form cover email communication.

If you would like to request a copy of your medical record, please complete this form and return it to Customer Service or your clinician.