All information is considered confidential and will not be released without the patient's written consent or a signed court order. The UH Health Center retains medical records for 10 years past the last date on which the service was given (22 TAC §§ 165).
Your medical records may include history, diagnoses, and/or treatment of drug or alcohol abuse, mental illness, or communicable disease, including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
There is a charge for this service.
To request copies of your records
- In Person
Submit an Authorization for Release of Medical Records Form with applicable fees and a picture ID to the Health Center front desk. Cash, checks, Visa or MasterCard accepted.
- Mailed Requests
Send a completed Authorization for Release of Medical Records Form, legible copy of your driver’s license and applicable fees to the UH Health Center. Checks or money orders accepted.
- Fax Requests
Fax a completed Authorization for Release of Medical Records Form and a legible copy of your driver’s license to the UH Health Center. Contact the UH Health Center at 713-743-5151 after faxing your request to render payment of applicable fees by Visa or MasterCard.
The UH Health Center will process an authorized request for medical records within approximately seven to fifteen business days after the receipt of a valid request and applicable fees. Records may be sent by mail or held for pick-up. Upon request, the UH Health Center will fax records up to five pages for an additional fee. Records over five pages cannot be faxed.
The UH Health Center does not re-release records generated by another health care facility. You should contact the applicable health care facility if you require copies of these records.
Important Notice Regarding Social Security Numbers
UH Health Center medical records generated prior to January 2007 could contain your social security number (SSN) and may be disclosed with your medical records.