The health record is the property of the hospital. The patient does not automatically receive a copy of his/her health record upon discharge from the hospital. Health records must be completed by all physicians involved in the patient's care prior to being copied and released to the patient. This process can take up to 30 days. The patient may receive a copy of his/her health record, upon completion. A fee for this service may be required.
Patient-related information may also be released to a physician or medical facility for follow-up care of the patient when needed, free of charge. We encourage patients to request health record information at least 10 days prior to any follow-up care.