A patient, or his/her legal representative, may inspect and/or obtain a
copy of their medical records, or have copies of medical records sent
to another facility. Kaweah Delta Health Care District requires a completed
and signed authorization and valid identification before releasing any
documents to anyone, including the patient.
Request a copy of your medical records:
Patients can request copies of their medical records by completing our
form entitled “Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Health Information”
and by presenting valid identification. The completed authorization must
be dated and signed. You can download and print the authorization form
(below) or we can fax or email you an authorization. Please call 559-624-2218 or click
HERE to email us. You may also pick up a form at the address below.
Download English Authorization Form
Download Spanish Authorization Form
The completed authorization may be mailed, faxed or delivered directly
to the address below.
You will now be able to pick up or request a copy of your medical record
in the front entrance counter of the Acequia Wing lobby at Kaweah Delta
Health Information Management Department
Acequia Wing Lobby (Parking available on Acequia Avenue)
305 West Acequia Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Open during lunch hours.
Closed on holidays.
Processing times may vary depending on the complexity of your request,
however in most cases authorizations are completed within two to three
business days from the date of receipt.
Medical records will not be released without the requestor providing proper
A government issued identification is required. If you are requesting records for someone other than yourself, you must
provide supporting legal documentation such as:
- Power of Attorney
- Advance Health Care Directive
- Living Will
- Executor of the Estate
- Court order/Conservatorship appointed by the court
Fees for copies of medical records:
If your request is for personal use or to be sent to a third party Kaweah
Delta Health Care District may charge a fee providing paper or electronic
copies of your medical records.
Paper: $.25 cents per page.
USB Flash Drive or CD: $5.00
Additional fees for shipping will apply for records to be mailed.
We are happy to assist you if you have additional questions. Please contact
us during our normal hours of operation at 559-624-2218 or email
If you are requesting radiology images, you must contact the Radiology
Department at 559-624-2600. The Health Information Management Department
does not process requests for radiology films/CDs.
For your convenience you can also view most of your records via our patient
portal. If have already registered for the portal visit
https://mychart.kaweahdelta.org/KaweahDelta/Logon.aspx. If you are a first time user contact our patient portal line at 559-624-5120.
Patient portal assistance is available Monday - Friday 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
How to obtain birth and death certificates:
Kaweah Delta Medical Center does not retain copies of birth or death certificates.
They are maintained by the Tulare County Clerk.
For more information, please contact the Tulare County Clerk, at the address
and phone number provided below.
Tulare County Clerk
221 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93291
Courthouse, Room 105
Phone: (559) 636-5051