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Everyone who works for NSW Health has to respect your privacy. The information on this webpage tells you only about how things work in the health services you access. It does not cover other organisations like your school or social services (for example housing services, Centrelink or law courts etc).
Confidentiality means information you share with a NSW Health worker is kept private and used only for your health care. This includes:
For your safety, sometimes we may need to share this information outside the health service, but we will always try to discuss this with you first.
There are specific situations where others need to be informed about your health and your information may be shared without asking you first. This could be:
If any of these situations happen, we would have to make sure that you are safe. Your safety is our priority. But we would try to talk to you about it first before contacting anyone.
We will not share your information unless it is necessary.
There are some other situations where the doctor or health worker may share your information without you agreeing to it. This could be:
Speak to a health worker or refer to: