Safety and Privacy

GERMS is committed to helping all Georgetown students during some of the most challenging moments in their college experience. If you are a Georgetown student and are concerned about the health or well being of another student, neither you nor the ill student will be subject to disciplinary action if you contact GERMS. Simply put, the health and safety of each student is most important. For more information on Georgetown University’s Medical Amnesty Policy, please see Appendix E: Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan Policy in the Code of Student Conduct (page 43).

GERMS is also bound by the privacy clause of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), meaning it is illegal for GERMS or any GERMS EMT to release actually or potentially identifying information about our patients to anyone besides hospital staff. If you believe your privacy has been breached, or if you have any other privacy concerns, please reach out to the GERMS Captain (Privacy Officer) at