HOW TO REQUEST MEDICAL RECORDS
- Free option to send records to a medical office or provider: If you'd like to request that your records be sent to another physician's office with a known address click here for a downloadable Records Release Form. You must fill one out. This is a free service if we are sending records to another physician. Please fill this out and return to the office in person, via mail, fax (206-922-5322), or login to your ChARM acount and send it to Medical Records. WSNMC has thirty days to fulfill that request. Please note that Dr Hurley is on sabbatical and has not yet told us where she will be practicing. Please do not fill out a records release for her until you find out where she will be practicing. We cannot fulfill a records release if we do not know where to send it.
- Request a personal copy of your medical record. NOT FREE. There is a charge if you want a copy of your records for yourself. If you'd like to request a copy of your own medical record click here for a downloadable Records Release Form. You must fill one out.
- Electronic option (available in January). Since we have all our records stored electornically we charge only the twenty-eight ($28.00) dollar clerical fee for searching and handling records if you request an electronic copy.
- Paper Option: If you require a paper copy of your records the following fees apply per RCW 70.02.010(38): It gets quite expensive if you want a paper copy. RCW 70.02.010(38) allows health care providers to charge medical records copy fees for searching and duplicating health care records.
(1) Copying charge per page:
a. No more than one dollar and twenty-four cents ($1.24) per page for the first thirty pages;
b. No more than ninety-four ($.94) cents per page for all other pages.
(2) Additional charges:
a. The provider can charge a twenty-eight ($28.00) dollar clerical fee for searching and handling records;
b. If the provider personally edits confidential information from the record, as required by statute, the provider can charge the usual fee for a basic office visit. See WAC 246-08-400(2)(b). This should rarely be an issue unless the record contains HIPAA protected information on another patient, e.g. marriage counseling.