Frequently Asked Questions
Who can sign the Release of Information form?
Any of the following people can sign the Release of Information form:
- Patient - 18 years of age or older
- Legal next of kin
- Emancipated Minor
- Healthcare Surrogate
- Medical Power of Attorney (must state medical information in POA)
Can I get all of my records from the Medical Records Department?
No, certain records must be requested from their respective departments.
- Radiology films
- Nuclear Medicine films
- Cardiology films
- Wound Care records
Please call (727)825-1100 for more information.
How long does the hospital keep my records?
We keep your medical records for 10 years.
How long will it take you to process my request?
We generally take 4-5 business days to fulfill your medical records request.
Can you send my medical records to my doctor for me?
Yes, we will be happy to fax or mail your records at no charge to your doctor's office or treatment center. Please indicate this information on the Release of Information Request form.
Is there a charge for copying my medical records?
Typically, there is a charge of $1 per page to copy the medical records to give to you. We will contact you if we must charge a fee for copying your medical records.
I have additional questions. Is there a number I can call to talk with someone?
Yes, please call (727) 825-1418 and we will be happy to assist you.