Patient Rights
H.O.P.E. is committed to protecting your healthcare information. This means that we keep your healthcare information private and confidential. H.O.P.E. staff follow HIPAA guidelines. You can learn more about HIPAA and privacy on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website.

Confidentiality notice: Some information will be entered by H.O.P.E. staff into a database managed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) for the purpose of tracking infectious diseases.

If you test positive (reactive) for HIV or Syphilis, you will be contacted by a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) from OSDH to assist with treatment/counseling options. Also, the DIS will request information regarding others who may need a test.

When H.O.P.E. tests out in the field, there is a chance that any personal health information discussed could be overheard by a passerby. H.O.P.E. staff will take reasonable measures to minimize this possibility.

If you are a minor (under the age of 18 in Oklahoma), you can consent to an HIV or STI test without a parent or guardian (§63-1-532.1). H.O.P.E. can offer HIV and STI testing to anyone age 12 and above. If you come to H.O.P.E. for testing, we will not inform your parents or guardians.

Our partners at Thrive OKC have put together this helpful resource guide for youth and young adults seeking sexual healthcare services. You can also check out our youth resources for more information.

While H.O.P.E. also offers Hepatitis C testing, because Hepatitis C is not a sexually transmitted infection, we cannot test a minor without parental or guardian consent.