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Medical Records

Florida Department of Health in Indian RIver County

  •  (772) 794-7400
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    Mailing Address

    1900 27th Street 

    Vero Beach, FL 32960 

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    TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 711 or one of the other Relay Toll Free numbers. 

Medical Records 

What You Need to Know About Requesting Medical Records

What You Need to Bring:

  • Your photo ID
  • For records for a minor, bring guardianship paperwork (if guardian is other than parent)

Who Can Access Medical Information?

Records for Minors:  Only the parent or legal guardian (with legal proof) can sign for the release of a minor’s medical information.  A note from a parent giving temporary guardianship to another person will not suffice as a legal guardianship.

Exception:  Only the client, even if a minor, can sign for the release of their own records pertaining to Family Planning, HIV or STD (picture ID required).

Records for Adults:  Only the client can sign for the release of their own medical information.  Your spouse, child, friend, parent or significant other will not be given access to your information.

Exception:  Only with legal durable power of attorney (which covers access to someone’s medical care/information) or medical surrogacy documents can another adult access your medical information.

Copy Fees:  Only copies of immunization records are given at no charge.  All other copies of records are charged at $1 per copy for the first 10 pages then .25 cents for each additional page.  Up to 10 pages of copies will be given to a client when they present for copies for themselves however when more than 10 pages are needed, we use our copy service company for processing the request.  When the copy service is used, they will bill for any copy fees themselves.

Medical Records Release Form (please print, complete and return)

Medical Records Department Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 11:45am and then 1:00pm - 4:45pm (closed 11:45am - 1:00pm for lunch)

Contact Us

Medical Records at the Main Health Department Site
1900 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Ph: 772-794-7400 x1024
Fax: 772-562-6789 or 772-562-2422

Medical Records Department at Gifford Health Center
4675 28th Court, Vero Beach, FL 32967
Ph: 772-794-7415
Fax: 772-770-5166