Health Records Requests
Freedom on Information
Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the public can access their health records.
Charges associated with requests include:
- $29.60 application fee
- 20 cents per page photocopying/printing charge
- $10 postage charge, if applicable
- Other charges may apply
The application fee is waived for applicants who can provide a photocopy of their certified Social Security card (i.e. pension or healthcare card).
Download: FOI Request and Authorisation Form
Please contact the FOI Office on 4215 1168 or [email protected] to arrange to collect or be mailed the form, or to discuss an application.
Time of birth
If you are seeking a birth date and time, this can be provided without going through Freedom of information, on a typed Time of Birth letter. Please contact our FOI Office on 4215 1168 or email [email protected] and this can be arranged.
Photo proof of ID will be required and a charge of $10 applicable. Fee will be waived for people who hold a healthcare or pension card.
My Health Record
Barwon Health is linked with the My Health Record and electronically sends patients' discharge summaries and medications information to those patients who have a registered My Health Record. From 1 February 2019, a My Health Record will be created for every eligible Australian who has chosen not to opt-out by the deadline of 31 January 2019.
Patients can visit www.myhealthrecord.gov.au to find out more. Patients who need extra support can call the Help line on 1800 723 471.
External Health Services and GP requests for patient information
Please provide written request for specific information, with patient consent to either:
Fax: (03) 4215 1242
Email: [email protected]
Ph: (03) 4215 1170
Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) Requests
Any request for the release of information pertaining to the above schemes must be done so by an authorised Information Sharing Entity (ISE) and/or Risk Assessment Entity (RAE). The requesting authorised person/agency will need to be verified prior to the release of information under these schemes.
Last Modified: Wednesday, 28 October 2020