Access to medical records is available to patients over the age of 18 or a legal guardian, and is protected by federal HIPAA regulations.
Release of Medical Records
Paper copies of medical records may be released upon receipt of written authorization of patients over the age of 18 or a legal guardian. A valid ID is required. Once authorization is received, it may take up to 30 days to process your request. Behavioral health records, by state law, require physician approval prior to release; please allow an additional 3-4 business days for these requests to be processed.
There is a charge to obtain copies of medical records.
If records are needed for treatment or for an appointment within the next 48-72 hours, physicians can request records by fax when you arrive in his/her office for treatment. Records can be faxed to the physician’s office at no charge to the patient.