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How can I be tested for autism confidentially?
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Private pay
Confidentiality is complex.
If insurance is billed, a diagnosis will be reported and this starts a chain. Some of our physician and attorney patients dont even write checks. While doctors can't normally release without a court order there are exceptions such as abuse, or if you someday you have a personal injury claim, require security clearance or use your mental status in a defense.

In brief: Private pay
Confidentiality is complex.
If insurance is billed, a diagnosis will be reported and this starts a chain. Some of our physician and attorney patients dont even write checks. While doctors can't normally release without a court order there are exceptions such as abuse, or if you someday you have a personal injury claim, require security clearance or use your mental status in a defense.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Simply get evaluated
Unless you are being evaluated as part of a forensic investigation, and/or someone else is paying for the evaluation, or you have specifically signed a release of information to make the information accessible to a third party, all of your medical information, including testing results, is confidential.
Confidentiality is one of the fundamentals of the doctor-patient relationship.

In brief: Simply get evaluated
Unless you are being evaluated as part of a forensic investigation, and/or someone else is paying for the evaluation, or you have specifically signed a release of information to make the information accessible to a third party, all of your medical information, including testing results, is confidential.
Confidentiality is one of the fundamentals of the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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