Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
This is a summary of the limitations to confidentiality that are discussed more thoroughly at an initial appointment:
For any type of appointment, if there is concern that you may harm yourself or someone else or you reveal a situation in which a child or spouse is at risk of abuse, we are required by law to waive confidentiality to protect you or that other individual.
If you are having problems that are beyond the scope of this center to assist, you may be referred to another department to receive care. In this case we may need to waive confidentiality to help get you the the medical treatment you need.
If there is specific concern about your fitness for duty or suitability for commissioning this will be discussed with you first. Your chain of command may need to be informed while we seek to correct the problem.
If you are referred by your command, they will be provided with limited information relevant to your referral. If you are self-referred, requests for information from others will not be honored unless you have first given your permission, with the exception of the circumstances listed above and a few others outlined in the confidentiality statement you will be provided with at MDC.
All information shared with the MDC is considered confidential and only released with your consent. In almost all cases when a Midshipmen is self-referred their chain of command has no knowledge of your attendance. There are a few minor limitations which will be explained to you prior to your first appointment, which mainly involve concerns about your welfare.
- Online: The easiest way to make an appointment with a dietation or psychologist is to visit the MDC website. On the MDC homepage, click on either First Time Nutrition Appointments or First Time Counselor Appointments in the menu on the left. Follow the instructions, then fill out and submit the "Appointment Request." Once you submit the Intake Form, the dietitian or counselor will contact you to schedule an appointment.
- Telephone: You may contact the MDC at x3-4897 to schedule an appointment.
- In person: You may visit the MDC in person to ask any questions you may have prior to filling out the Intake Form.