Medical Records

Swedish is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information, to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices, and to follow the information practices that are described in this Privacy Notice: Notice of Privacy Practices (available in eleven languages). 

You have the right to receive a copy of your health information that we maintain, with some limited exceptions. You have the right to receive a copy of your health information in a format you prefer (e.g., paper, email, CD). You have the right to request that your health information to be sent to any person or entity.

To start the process, you may choose the Patient Request for Access Form, you may write a letter, or if you prefer, you may use the Authorization for Disclosure Form:

Patient Request for Access Form - in English and Other Languages

Authorization for Disclosure Form - in English and Other Languages 

If you choose to write a letter, it must include the following required elements:
  • Signed by the individual (patient)
  • Clearly identify the person designated to receive the records
  • Identify where to send the copy of protected health information

How to submit your request

Mail or fax to the location where you received care:

For Swedish Medical Center (all campuses), Swedish Cancer Institute (all campuses), Express Care Virtual and Swedish ExpressCare at Walgreens:

Swedish Medical Center
Attn: Health Information Management
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
PHONE: 206-320-3850
FAX: 206-320-2626
Radiology fax: 206-386-2787

For Swedish Medical Group Primary & Specialty Care clinics:

Fax or mail to the clinic where you received your care.

See list of primary care clinics.

See Service Directory for specialty care clinics.

Cost

For medical use, there is no fee if records are to be sent directly to a doctor or other healthcare provider for the purpose of continuing care.

For copies for patients or their representatives, there may be a reasonable, cost-based fee.

For copies for other uses, the current rates set by Washington state law (effective through June 30, 2017) may apply as follows:

1-30 pages = $1.12 per page, plus applicable sales tax.
31 or more pages = .84 per page, plus applicable sales tax.
Processing fee = $25 plus applicable sales tax.

WAC 246-08-400

Processing Time: Please allow up to 15 business days.

Amendment request

Patient Request to Amend a Designated Record Set

You may write a letter or complete this form to request a correction to your Protected Health Information which was originated or created by a physician.

Accounting of Disclosures request

Patient Request for an Accounting of Disclosures

You may write a letter or complete this form for an accounting of disclosures of your Protected Health Information by Swedish Medical Center.