According to federal law, the patient has the right to get copies of most medical records, whether they are paper copies, or electronic health records. Doctors’ notes, medical test results, lab reports and billing information must be supplied to the patient. The federal law that addresses our medical records is called HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
To Obtain OakBend Medical Records:
- You must be the patient, or the parent or guardian of the patient for whom you seek records.
- If you are not the patient, parent or guardian, then you must obtain written permission from the patient, sometimes using the form from the provider.
- Caregivers or advocates may be able to access records if the patient has provided written permission to the provider.If you seek OakBend Medical Center hospital records, just call 281-341-4855 and we will go through the procedure with you (often in writing) so that we may honor your request promptly.