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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 my records from the Medical Records Department?

No, certain records must be requested from their respective departments.

  • Radiology Films
  • Nuclear Medicine Films
  • Cardiology Films

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. Additional time may be required for certain requests.

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?

Charges of $1.00 per page, postage and sales tax may apply.

Can I request a copy of a birth certificate from you?

You can obtain a copy of a birth certificate from:

The Office of Vital Statistics (Main Office)
13601 N. 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33613
813-307-8002
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm 
The Office of Vital Statistics
8751 Ulmerton Road, Suite 1700
Largo, FL 33771
727-507-4330
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Vital Statistic Satellite Office (Birth Certificates Only)
3030 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
813-871-8697
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm

I have additional questions. Is there a number I can call to talk with someone?

Yes, please call the appropriate hospitals Release of Information Department below.

Mease Countryside Hospital
3231 N. McMullen-Booth Road
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
PH: 727-725-6065
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 
St. Joseph’s Hospital
3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
PH: 813-870-4665
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 
Mease Dunedin Hospital/BayCare Alliant Hospital
601 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
PH: 727-734-6144
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
PH: 813-870-4665
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 
Morton Plant Hospital
815 Chestnut Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
PH: 727-298-6300
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 
St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital
3030 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
PH: 813-872-3985
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
6600 Madison St.
New Port Richey, FL 34652
PH: 727-843-4569
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 
South Florida Baptist Hospital
301 N. Alexander St.
Plant City, FL 33563
PH: 813-757-1235
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 
St. Anthony’s Hospital
1200 Seventh Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
PH: 727-825-1418
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 
St. Joseph’s Hospital – North
4211 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
PH: 813-443-7079
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  

 


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