You have the right to review and receive copies of your medical records, subject to legal restrictions and any appropriate copying or retrieval charge(s). You can also designate someone to obtain your records on your behalf. Greenville Health System will not release your medical information without your written consent, except as required or permitted by law.
One-stop Shop for Your Personal Health Information
MyChart is a free online tool provide by Epic—GHS’ electronic medical record and billing system—that serves as a centralized location for your health information. MyChart enables you to see key parts of your medical record, communicate with your care team and engage in your own care like never before.
You can also use MyChart to manage the health information of other family members, such as an aging parent (with his or her permission) or child, by setting up a proxy account.
Click here to learn more about MyChart and to set up your free account today!
To Obtain Printed Copies of Your Medical Record
If you would like to receive copies of your medical record or have them sent to someone else, please download and complete the Greenville Health System authorization release form, returning it to the location address or fax identified on the form. There is no charge to have your records sent to another healthcare provider. For other requests, fees may apply. Allow up to fifteen (15) calendar days to receive copies of your medical records after receipt of your written request. If you need this form sent to you, please call (864) 454-4600.
If your request is urgent, and you would like to pick up your medical records in person, submit your request to our office. After your request form has been submitted, contact the location where you were seen to schedule a time for pick up.
- Greenville Memorial Medical Center – (864) 454-4600
- Greer Memorial Hospital – (864) 454-4600
- Hillcrest Memorial Hospital – (864) 454-4600
- Laurens County Memorial Hospital – (864) 833-9188
- Marshall I. Pickens Hospital – (864) 454-4600
- North Greenville Memorial Hospital – (864) 454-4600
- Oconee Memorial Hospital – (864) 885-7330
- Patewood Memorial Hospital – (864) 454-4600
- Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital – (864) 454-4600
- University Medical Group physician offices – (864) 522-3027
Learn more about GHS Privacy Practices and Your Protected Health Care Information.
Greenville Health System honors a patient’s right to confidentiality of medical information as provided under Federal and State law.
Federal HIPAA Privacy Rules: These Federal rules mandate when your protected health information may be used or disclosed without your authorization. Please see our Notice of Privacy Practices for additional information.
Record Retention: South Carolina Law requires most medical records to be kept for a period of ten (10) years. In some cases, however, records may be kept longer. We will let you know if your records are unavailable.
Copying Fees: If you are requesting that your medical records be disclosed/released or sent to other hospitals, clinics, or physicians for further medical care, no copying fees will be charged. However, copy fees do apply when you request for other purposes.
Requesting Records on a Deceased Family Member: Please provide a Probated Will naming the Personal Representative (Executor) or an Order appointing the Personal Representative of the Estate in full capacity and authorizing the representative to act on behalf of the Estate. (Contact the Probate Court in the County which the person last resided.)
Conservator / Guardianship: In order to receive the records of a person who has been deemed incapacitated by the Court, an Order of Appointment from the Probate Court is needed. (Contact the Probate Court in the county which the person last resided.)
Who can legally sign for medical records?
- Healthcare Power of Attorney:
- The Patient and/or anyone who is named as a decision maker or attorney-in-fact under a healthcare power of attorney signed by the patient.
- Durable Power of Attorney:
- If there is a durable power of attorney, a pre-approval is required by the Release of Information staff. There must be specific language that allows for access to protected health information.
- If the patient is deceased, the record must be requested by the court appointed “personal representative” presenting a raised seal original certificate of appointment issued by the Probate Court.
- If the patient is under the age of 16, the patient’s parent may sign.
- If you have other special circumstances, please contact the Release of Information Department at (864) 454-4600.