When a copy of a patient's medical record is needed, the Release of Information (ROI) staff of the Health Information Management department at Boone Hospital Center are available to help. Release of Information staff are available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are located on the lobby level of the hospital near the Emergency Room parking lot.
To obtain a copy of a medical record, call us at 573.815.3247 . You may also download and mail in an authorization form:
If you would like to request copies of your own medical records, please click on this link to download the Individual Access form.
If you would like to request copies as a third party (attorneys, insurance, managed care), please click on this link to download the 3rd Party Access form.
To review our medical records release policy, please click on this link to download the Authorization for Release of Information policy.
If you choose to download and print either of the above authorization forms, complete it and mail or fax to:
Boone Hospital Center
Health Information Management
attn: Release of Information
1600 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
How much does it cost?
A fee may apply, so please take a moment to review our Release of Information policy (PDF).
How long will it take to get a copy of my record?
The average turnaround time for a request is three (3) days. It depends on the format of the record and its overall availability. Boone Hospital Center maintains records in hard copy, digital format on CD and electronic archive and on microfilm. You may come to the office to pick up the record, but we encourage you to call 573.815.3247 to assure its availability.
Boone Hospital Center Patient Bill of Rights assures each patient that his/her treatment is confidential and it will not be revealed to anyone without proper authorization. Since all Boone employees are involved directly or indirectly in patient care, confidentiality is an important issue for everyone. Breaches of confidentiality carry serious consequences. Please take a moment to review our HIPAA confidentiality policy.
May I look at my family's medical record?
Unless you are the patient's legal guardian, you may not review a family member's record without his/her signed consent.
Birth certificates are not available from Boone Hospital Center. To request a birth certificate please contact your local health department or the State of Missouri, Department of Health and Senior Services.
Please direct your questions regarding Requests for Information to our staff at 573.815.3247.