If you are a current or past patient at Sylvester, you may request a copy of your medical records. Medical records can be released only with a signed authorization by the patient or the patient’s representative. If you would like to obtain your records for personal use, please request an Attachment 19 — Access to Health Information Form.
If you wish to have your records sent to a third party, such as an insurance company, family member, or another physician, request an Attachment 46 — Third Party Authorization Form. These HIPAA-compliant documents will facilitate access to your records and allow us to better serve you. You must sign and date the forms and provide photo identification for release. Please allow a minimum of three to five days for processing, although some requests may take longer.
If you need further assistance with the forms, you may contact the Department of Health Information Management at 305-243-5272, or the Office of HIPAA Privacy and Security at 305-243-5000 or toll free at 866-366-HUSH (4874).