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Doctor Office question.

for teens, any doctor has to honor the whole confidentiality thing right? like if i went every yr to an obgyn and one time just so happen to be pregnant they can notify my partents anytime i go or ask that they be there?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:52 AM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • i think usually it says it on the forms you have to fill out. all 100 of them. lol if you are under 18 a parent /or guardian has to sign. they will be notified or they can not bill the insurance. just tell your parents its alot easier then them getting a call

    Answer by lambdarose at 9:56 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • If you're underage yes,your parents will be notified. They're going to notice when their insurance is being billed for prenatal care!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:54 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • yes prenatal care is very expensive. hospital bills are an arm and a leg if you dont have insurance. they will notice eventually anyway so it might be best just to cross that bridge now.

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:11 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • the doctor cannot violate your hipaa rights but i think you will need parental consent to get insurance coverage.

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:54 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • i can pay for it myself, i dont really need insurance coverage. so basically if i went to this obgyn every yr my parents would never b notified?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:57 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • they wont tell your parents. just like they wouldnt tell your parents if you had an std or something. thats your private health business and the confidentiality is protected by hipaa laws. its not their place to tell them. except in insurance cases

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:00 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • You can pay for all your prenatal care yourself,or just the office visit?
    Prenatal care usually runs between 10 and 15 thousand dollars

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:08 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • if you can pay, then she nobody will know beside you and your doctor, but i dont know never been in that type of situation!

    Answer by courtneycra at 10:22 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

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