To obtain a copy of a medical record, the patient must fill out a Medical Records Release, which gives the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health permission to copy this record. If the patient is a minor, this release must be signed by a parent or guardian. If guardian has custody of the child, that person must present proper court papers signifying child custody and identification must be presented.
Download Medical Release Form
Download Instructions for Medical Release Form
There is no charge for a copy of an immunization record.
If the record is to be sent directly to a physician or health facility, the patient must provide the address where the record is to be sent. There is no charge to send a record to a physician or health facility.
There is a charge for a record copy if this copy is to be provided to the patient. Proper identification and payment for the record must be given at the time the record is picked up. The fee schedule for record is:
Fees must be paid in advance of record receipt by requestor.
Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and District policies:
For services that are chargeable, the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will accept the following forms of payment:
Dental and Medical Services will be billed to third party insurers when applicable.
The charge for returned checks is $50.00