Medical Records

At Cigarroa Clinic, accessing your medical records is streamlined for your convenience. Our patients, or those authorized on their behalf, can request copies of health information, which we prioritize to ensure a swift and secure release.

Here’s how it works:

Authorization: The patient or a legal representative must sign the required forms. For minors (under 18), this means a custodial parent or guardian, with proof of guardianship. If the patient is unable to sign due to physical or mental incapacity, the responsibility falls to the next-of-kin or a legally appointed guardian, also requiring proof of guardianship and an indication of the patient’s disability.

Special Cases: If you are acting as a Power of Attorney (POA), Healthcare Surrogate, or Healthcare Proxy, it’s essential to provide the relevant legal documents and court orders. Note that such cases might need extra review, potentially extending processing time.

Fees: There may be a fee for copying medical records, whether for personal use or third-party requests, excluding those needed for continuity of care. We assure you that any charges will comply with HIPAA’s guidelines for reasonable costs and adhere to Texas law.

Our commitment at Cigarroa Clinic is to maintain the highest standards of health and privacy for our patients. We endeavor to make the process of obtaining medical records straightforward, respecting both your needs and legal requirements.

For inquiries or requests regarding medical records, please contact us at 956-726-0033. Use extension 8018 for general requests or extension 8042 specifically for digital media (CDs). For medical professionals, the process of requesting medical records can be expedited upon request. Patients requesting their records should be aware of a 5-7 days waiting period and a fee may apply in accordance with facility policy.

For patients or individuals needing to request medical records, you can streamline the process by downloading and completing the necessary forms available below. We provide these forms in both English and Spanish for your convenience. Please bring the filled-out forms with you during your office visit to help expedite your request.

Disclosure of Medical Records Release Form

Formulario de Autorización para la Divulgación de Registros Médicos