To request a copy of your medical records, download and complete the authorization form.
Your medical record is the property of EvergreenHealth Monroe and is kept by the hospital for patient care purposes. Although these records are maintained for your benefit, the physical records (paper or electronic) are the property of the hospital.
You may request copies of your own medical records, the medical records of a minor child, or the medical records of someone for whom you are the legal guardian or hold a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. Proof of legal guardianship or a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare must be provided.
A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare is only effective in the event a patient is unable to act on their own behalf and that has been determined by a physician.
A spouse or child of a deceased patient can request the medical records of the deceased if he/she is the executor or administrator of the deceased patient's estate. Probate Court documents naming the requestor as the executor or administrator must be provided.
Where there is no estate or an estate will not be probated, Probate Court documents releasing the estate from probate and naming the requestor as the personal representative must be provided.
Simply follow these steps:
Health Information Department
14701 179th Ave. S.E.
Monroe, WA 98272
Once your records are processed, you may pick them up in person at the location above or they can be mailed to your home address. If you pick up your records in person, you will be required to present photo identification.
Fees for requests are determined by the amount of records that must be processed and the method of delivery.
Fees are regulated by Washington Administrative Code 246-08-400.
Your record will only contain the radiology report. The actual radiology images are not part of your medical record. You will need to contact EvergreenHealth Monroe Imaging department at 360.794.1409 for images.
Billing statements are not part of the medical record. However, we can obtain them at your request. Contact the Patient Financial Services Department at 360.794.1495.
To protect our patient’s privacy, we do not fax or email medical records to patients.
Washington state law requires that medical records be released within 14 days of the request. However, we typically are able to honor all requests within a week or so. Requests for older records may take longer, as all records 3 years or older are kept in a secure off-site storage facility.
Washington State law requires that hospitals keep a patient’s medical record for up to 10 years following their most recent discharge. Hospitals must keep the medical records of minors until the minor reaches the age of 21, or for at least 10 years following the minor’s discharge, whichever is longer.
Yes. However, a hospital employee must be present while you are reviewing your records; so we ask that you call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. To view your medical records: