Patients may obtain their medical records with the proper authorization. Our medical records department has on-site access to most records within the past ten years.
Medical records include laboratory reports, radiology reports, emergency room visits, outpatient visits/surgeries, and inpatient/overnight stays at Star Valley Medical Center.
With the introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 1996 (HIPAA) the rules and regulations regarding releasing Protected Health Information (PHI) became more stringent and a great deal of expertise is required to comply with the laws.
A Consent to Disclose Confidential Information form must be completed by the patient, or in case of minors their custodial parent or legal guardian, before records can be released. If you are acting on someone’s behalf who is unable to for themselves you will need proof that you have power of attorney. You will be asked to provide a driver’s license or a photo ID. We will require a minimum of 24 to 48 hours to obtain the records. Depending upon the request obtaining medical records could take up to fifteen days. A copy fee may be charged for your medical records.
You will need to provide the staff with the following information: name of patient, date of birth, specific date of service or range if multiple services you are requesting records on, who is to receive the records, and reason for obtaining records (i.e. personal, physician visit, radiology images, etc.).
We can be reached Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 307-885-5995. If you call after hours please leave a detailed voice mail message.
Patient Record Request Form (request for patient's SVMC records)
Patient Record Request Form (request for patient's records from other facility to be sent to SVMC)
If you wish to obtain a copy of a birth certificate for yourself or child, and you or your child were born at Star Valley Medical Center, you will need to contact the Wyoming Department of Health Vital Statistics Services at 307-777-7591 or www.health.wyo.gov.