Release of Information

Ozarks Healthcare must comply with Missouri state law related to releasing information from a medical record to protect the privacy and rights of the patient. To obtain a copy of medical information, the patient should go to the H.I.M. (Admissions) department and sign an "Authorization for Release of Health Information."

Written authorization from patients in letterform is acceptable if it has the patient's full signature, date, and details of the specific information requested.

State law allows Ozarks Healthcare to charge a fee for this service that is to be paid when the records are received by the requester. Other requests will be charged a fee to cover the costs to OMC for searching, copying, and mailing.

Please call the Health Information Department at 417-257-6782, ext. 7006 for assistance in obtaining records.