|Violet C Pergel MSW
Professional Therapist and Consulting Services
2-660 Second St. SE,
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0C9 Phone: (403) 580-6990
Email address: email@example.com
Sessions are available by appointment only!
Weekends appointments are available for 3-6 hour Mediations only!
Call 403-580-6990 to book your appointment!
Preserving your confidentiality is of up-most importance at Violet C. Pergel MSW Professional Therapist and Consulting Services. All information discussed will not be shared outside of this business, unless you have signed a “Release of Information” Form giving us permission to release the information. All information is gathered and protected under Alberta’s Personal Information and Protection Act and the Health Information Act. Please note there may be times when it is necessary, to consult with colleagues to assist your therapy process. Such consulting is done in a non-identifying manner (ie. no names).
There are rare situations when information must be discussed with appropriate persons without your permission: These situations are:
- If you are assessed to be significant harm to yourself (suicidal) or others (homicidal), the appropriate information will be shared with emergency caregivers.
- If there is evidence that a child is being abused, or at risk of being abused, this information must be reported to Child Welfare for investigation.
- If there is a court activity concerning you, your file and/or your therapist can be subpoenaed by a judge to give information considered to be important to the court.
- Our files can be confiscated by police officers by means of a “Search Warrant” that has been signed by a judge.
Note: These circumstances are rare and you can be assured that under normal circumstances, your discussions, information, reports, case note documents, emails, and phone calls made while in therapy while be held in the strictest confidence. Client records are stored in a locked filing cabinet in a locked room. The records will be kept for 10 years as required by the Alberta College of Social Workers, at which time they are destroyed. Clients have a right to request a copy of their records at any time. Photocopy charges of 10 cents per page will be charged.
Violet C Pergel MSW is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site. We only gather information we need to serve you better and will not – without your consent, – sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement except in cases where in good faith we believe that the law requires us to do so, it is necessary to protect Violet C Pergel MSW’s rights and/or property, or if circumstances necessitate acting to protect the personal safety of staff or of the public.