Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
Request Your Medical Records
Our Release of Information staff will be happy to assist you with requests for your medical records. We also assist providers withcompleting forms for patients.
- access to your medical records
- obtaining copies of your medical records
- requests to amend your medical records
- completion of forms for benefits, insurance, and other reasons
To request a medical records release, complete the "Request for and Authorization to Release Medical Records or Health Information" form.
To request copies of your medical records for yourself, complete "Individual's Request for a Copy of Their Own Health Information." Sign the form and fax it to 225-768-6335 (must have original signature on form(s) to be faxed).
Release of Information Office
P.O. Box 61011
New Orleans, LA 70161
Because forms must contain an original signature, e-mailed forms cannot be accepted.
Requests for records will take approximately 10-14 days to process. Consent or authorization for release of information by a specific individual, physician or insurance company allows the hospital to send copies of information contained in a patient's medical record to another provider who may also be treating the patient, to other agencies/organizations for benefits consideration, or to the patient him/herself.
There is no cost to send copies directly to another health care provider. If copies are for a patient's personal use, photocopying fees may be assessed.
The Release of Information supervisor may be contacted by calling 225-768-6391. The fax numbers are 225-768-6335 or 504-539-7427.