Information for New Patients
Transfer Your Medical Records
If you've been receiving your health care outside of Mayo Clinic Health System, you'll need to complete an authorization form to allow that facility to share your medical record with us. Transferring your medical records to us ensures your Mayo Clinic provider knows about previous health conditions and any treatments. The same form also is used to give us permission to share your medical records with another health care provider, system or individual, such as a family member who will assist with your care.
To begin, complete and print the Authorization to Release Protected Health Information form.
Sign and return the completed form via one of these methods:
- Fax to 715-838-3058.
- E-mail Health Information Management Services.
- Mail it to the address listed on the form.
- Bring it with you to your next appointment (note that your records will not be available for your first appointment).
If you need help completing the form, refer to the instructions on the form, or call 715-838-6395.
Patient and family history
Family medical history can play a large role in your health. To help you and your provider have a full understanding of your family history, print and complete the Patient/Family History Form. Bring the completed form to your first appointment.
Privacy and security
Part of our commitment to caring for you is making sure your health information is secure. We make it a priority to treat your medical information in confidence while adhering to federal regulations regarding the use and protection of medical and health information.
At your first appointment, you'll receive a copy of the Mayo Clinic Notice of Privacy Practices. You'll be asked to sign a form acknowledging the fact you received it. The acknowledgement form is required per federal regulations. Signing the form only means you've received the notice and in no way affects the care you'll receive at Mayo Clinic Health System.