Medical Records & Documents

Obtaining Medical Records

Your medical record is a confidential document, so your written authorization is required before a copy can be released. A fee may be required to provide records for personal use. Patient related information may also be released to a physician or medical facility for follow-up and continued care of the patient.

To collect requested documents return completed forms to the Health Information Department at the appropriate SIH Hospital.

Medical Records Request FormIf you’re 18 or older download and complete this form to access records and/or bills.

Personal Representative Authorization FormUse this form to give another individual authorization to request documents on behalf of the patient.

Contact a Medical Records Office for more information

  • Memorial Hospital of Carbondale —
    Phone: 618.549.0721 ext. 65460 | Fax: 618.529.0428
  • Herrin Hospital — 618.942-2171 ext. 35126 | Fax: 618.988.6182
  • St. Joseph Memorial Hospital — 618.684.3156 ext. 55472 | Fax: 618.529.0534
Charges for Medical Records Requests
  • .96/page for 6-25 pages
  • .64/page for 26-50 pages
  • .32/page for 51 and > pages
  • 1.60/page from microfiche or microfilm