Medical Records - Texas Medical Center
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Frequently Asked Questions
To obtain copies of your minor child's medical record, you will need to complete the same form as above and indicate your relationship to the minor. Proof of parental relationship may be required.
To obtain copies for someone whom you are the guardian or hold Medical Power of Attorney for, you will need to complete the same form as above. Please indicate your relationship and provide a copy of the legal paperwork. For Medical Power of Attorney the document is only effective when the patient is unable to act on his/her own behalf.
If these two situations do not apply or if you have specific questions about your situation, please contact us at 713.441.2401.
Simply follow these steps:
Download the Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Health Information form.
Complete the Authorization Form (must be a patient or patient's guardian/legal representative) and mail or deliver to the Houston Methodist facility where you received services. Address and fax information can be found on our Medical Records web page.
Once your records are processed, you may pick them up in person at the location above or they can be mailed to the address on the authorization form. If you pick up your records in person, you will be required to present photo identification. You may send a representative to obtain your records only if they are listed on the authorization form under information to be used or disclosed by. It is required for your representative to provide a copy of your photo identification and provide their photo identification as well.
I need to have my medical records sent to Social Security: There is no charge for providing your records to Social Security Administration for disability claims. You will need to complete a written Authorization Form and provide the social security disability claims letter from Social Security Administration indicating you are applying for Social Security Benefits.
I need to obtain a copy of my medical records for personal use: Pertinent medical record information* is provided to patients at no charge. If applicable, a postage fee will be applied. You will need to complete a written Authorization Form to have your medical records mailed to your home or you may pick them up from our department. The fees for entire record request are as follows:
Fee for Medical Records Stored Electronically or in Hard Copy Form
Pages 1-10 $48.10
Pages 11-60 $1.62 per page
Pages 61-400 $0.79 per page
Remaining Copies $0.43 per page
Fee for Medical Records Stored on Microfilm
Pages 1-10 $73.27
Remaining Copies $1.67 per page
Fee for Requests of Medical Records on Electronic Media (CD)
$87.14, plus the actual cost of mailing, shipping or otherwise delivering the copies.
*Pertinent medical record information provided will include, as applicable: Face sheet, Discharge Summary, History and Physical, Consultation(s), Operative Report(s), Pathology Report(s), and Diagnostic test results.
Execution of an affidavit or certification of a document, not to exceed $6.00. Written responses to a written set of questions, not to exceed $10.00 for a set.
Yes. There is no charge for you to review your records.
To view your medical records: