REQUESTS FOR MEDICAL RECORDS
NOTICE TO OUR PATIENTS – EFFECTIVE DEC. 10, 2012
Effective December 10th, 2012, there is a new process for obtaining copies of your medical records. If you were a previous patient now requesting copies of your medical records please complete the Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information form and this will be handled through a Shared Service Center.
Download the Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information form:
Also starting on December 10th, 2012 patients may obtain and return the form at the Aventura Hospital Information Desk. They should provide a signed and completed authorization form to hospital staff working at the Information Desk (in the hospital lobby) along with photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, military I.D., or state I.D.). The hospital will ensure that your request is sent to the Shared Service Center on a daily basis (M-F). You may also fax your consent to the Shared Service Center. The fax number is 1-855-815-3577.
You can expect to receive your medical record information mailed to you within 10 business days of your request.
There will be a charge of .25 cents per page billed directly to you. (Please note that this charge covers the necessary labor, equipment and material costs of reproducing your medical record, and is permissible by Florida Statute 395.3025.) Should you have any questions please contact the Shared Service Center at 1-866-463-7439.
If your physician or other healthcare provider needs this information for purposes of continuity of care, we will fax your medical record information directly to this provider at no charge to them or you.