Medical Records Release
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue takes the security of your medical records and private information seriously. It is our business to ensure that your protected health information is maintained responsibly.
Medical records are not public information (as fire reports are), even though Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is a public entity. Patient information is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Our HIPAA Privacy Officer is Deputy Chief Jason Sanders.
To obtain a copy of your medical record, you must request it from our Headquarters Station at 701 Vine St in Kelso during business hours or by phone at (360) 578-5218. You will be required to complete a Release of Medical Information Form and verify your identity. You may only request your own medical record, the medical record of someone for whom you are power of attorney or legal guardian, or of a deceased immediate family member.
To Obtain Personal Medical Records:
701 Vine Street
Kelso WA 98626
You will be required to verify your idenity before we discuss medical information with you.