Columbia VA Health Care System
Request Your Medical Records
Our Release of Information staff will be happy to assist you with requests for your medical records. We also assist providers with completing forms for patients.
We can assist you with the following:
- access to your medical records
- obtaining copies of your medical records
- completion of forms for benefits, insurance, and other reasons
- The Release of Information Staff are the experts in our patients' rights and their medical records
How to Request Information
To request a medical record, please print one of the forms listed in the column to the right, complete the requested information, sign the form, and mail it to the following address -
Columbia VA Health Care System Health Information Management Section (HIMS) - Business Office Service Release of Information (136) 6439 Garners Ferry Road Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Because forms must contain an original signature, e-mailed forms cannot be accepted.
Requests for records will take approximately 10-14 days to process.
There is no cost to send copies directly to another health care provider. If copies are for a patient's personal use, photocopying fees may be assessed.
Access to Records through MyHealthevet
If you want full access to your medical records through www.MyHealth.va.gov, you need to come to the Release of Information Office so that we can complete an in-person verification.