Protected health information is personal and sensitive information related to a person's health care. All protected health information is strictly confidential. Information from a patient's medical record will not be released to any person or entity without the written authorization of the patient, except as required by law. Medical records release forms are processed within three to five business days from the date of receipt. In order to transfer personal health information from SDSU SHS to yourself, or another health-care provider, please follow the Transfer Instructions.
All SHS medical records are electronic and compliant with the standards of HIPAA regulations for e-records.
A patient who wishes to obtain a copy of his/her own medical record must complete a Medical Records Release Form [pdf] and submit it to the Medical Records Department located on the first floor of the Calpulli Center. This form can be submitted in person, by mail or by fax at 619-594-3638.
The fee for records transferred to a patient is $1 per page, with a maximum charge of $25.
Transfer Immunizations Records
A current or former student who received his/her immunizations at SHS and wishes to transfer a copy of the immunization record to another university or health-care provider must complete a Medical Records Release Form [pdf] and submit it to the Medical Records Department located on the first floor of the Calpulli Center. This form can be submitted in person, by mail or by fax at 619-594-3638. There is no fee required to transfer a copy of an immunization record.
A current or former student who submitted proof of immunity and did not receive any immunizations at SHS can be provided with a document stating the dates of the immunizations received by our staff. SHS does not retain the original copy of records received to clear I-Holds. To obtain a document containing the dates of immunizations submitted to SHS, a Medical Records Release Form [pdf] needs to be submitted to the Medical Records Department located on the first floor of the Calpulli Center. This form can be submitted in person, by mail or by fax at 619-594-3638. There is no fee required to transfer a copy of an immunization record. Please call the Immunizations Department for any and all questions regarding immunizations, 619-594-2506.
As a patient, you have the right to give instructions about your own health care. An "Advance Health Care Directive" enables you to name another individual, such as a relative or other person, as a health-care representative or "agent" or to make health-care decisions for you if you become incapable of making your own decisions or if you want someone else to make those decisions for you now even though you are still capable. The Advance Health Care Directive lets you designate a physician to be primarily responsible for your medical care and lets your physician, family and friends know your health-care preferences, including the types of special treatment you want or don't want, your desire for diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and/or organ donation. It does not affect routine care for cleanliness and comfort, which must be given whether or not there is an advance directive. For further information on this, you may review the information provided at Advance Health Care Directive - California Dept. of Justice. We also recommend that you talk with your physician and your lawyer.