Accessing your medical records
To access your medical records, print and fill out a Release of Information form. Submit your form in person to the Health Information Department on the hospital's ground floor (open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or fax a copy to 828-696-1097.
Requesting access to a family member's medical records
Both patients and families can request medical records by filling out and signing a Release of Information form. Families cannot request records for a patient without written approval from the patient.
A health care power of attorney is only valid if the patient is incapacitated mentally or physically and there is a written note from the doctor in patient’s chart stating such.