Do you want our office to release your records?
Pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) patients may request a copy of their own medical records. We will be happy to provide medical records as requested. Please complete the Release Information Form and return it to our office.
Fax requests to (239) 275-5251 or hand deliver/mail to:
Gastroenterology Associates of SW Florida, PA
Attention: Medical Records Request
4790 Barkley Circle, Building A
Fort Myers, FL 33907
If you are unable to obtain the Release of Information Form or Privacy Notice using the link above, please pick up a copy at one of our offices or call us and we will mail you a copy.
How would you like to receive your records?
Gastroenterology Associates will disclose your health records via US Mail or via patient web portal. Authorized individuals may also pick up copies at our main office location if they so desire. Records can also be downloaded to disk or memory stick.
We encourage our patients to register for the patient portal.
The portal provides our practice the means to send records very quickly in a secure fashion.
The disclosure of records should only be faxed when mailing would not meet the immediate needs of patient care. Faxing is discouraged in situations where time is not of the essence, but it is permissible as long as you consent to the fax transmission. If possible the authorization signed by the patient should mention that the records are to be released by fax and that there are inherent risks in faxing records.