Health Information Services (Medical Records)
Health Information Services (Medical Records) of Edgefield County Hospital serves many functions, including the maintenance and storage of patient medical records. A medical record is the written collection of a person’s health history as recorded by physicians and other health care professionals. The history includes information about your health, hospitalizations, tests, treatments and much more. Our employees are here to assist you with your questions about the department as well as to ensure that the information maintained within the department is accurate and accessible. We value the patient’s privacy rights and value the quality of health information. Your medical record legally belongs to Edgefield County Hospital, but you are welcome to request copies of your medical records if you need them.
Requesting Copies of Your Medical Records
Requests may be made between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 803-637-1170 during these hours for more information.
A Patient Request For PHI Form needs to be completely filled out and signed by the patient before the request can be processed. Click here for a request form. The patient may then submit the authorization form to the Health Information Management Department along with photo ID for privacy regulations.
A family representative who has Healthcare Power of Attorney may also obtain a copy of the records. The Healthcare Power of Attorney must be presented to the clerk along with photo ID.
A charge for copying medical records will apply unless the records are being sent directly to another doctor for continued care of the patient. The clerk will explain the charges to you upon arrival in the department.
Requests for medical records may take two to three business days to complete.
You also can fax your completed form to 803-637-1171.
If you have any questions or would like a Release of Medical Information form sent to you, please call