The Michigan Department of Public Health developed a Mental Health Code that protects patients’ privacy. Our confidentiality policy complies with the state law. Please respect the privacy of other patients on the unit when you visit. If you recognize someone, let them greet you. If they do not greet you, please respect their wish to keep this stay confidential. Please do not discuss any patient you see at Pine Rest with anyone else.
Pine Rest is an institution that provides clinical teaching opportunities to medical and RN students along with various professionals. You may be approached by a student and you have the right to refuse to talk to them. Students are trained and adhere to the same level of confidentiality that is expected of hospital employees.