Requesting Medical Records

A vitally important part of any hospital stay are the medical records that document the course of treatment. Depending upon the length of a patient's stay, this can sometimes add up to hundreds of pages of documents.

Palomar Health Hospital medical records for Palomar Medical Center, Palomar Health Downtown Campus, and Pomerado Hospital are maintained in the Medical Records Department. Requests are processed in the Centralized Release of Information office. Patients can request copies of their medical records by filling out an Authorization Form. A fee is charged based on the number of pages requested. Forms and instructions for requesting medical records are available in the next section. For information about how Palomar Health protects the privacy of your medical information, section on Privacy Policy/HIPAA.

Your written Authorization is required before we can fill a request. For copies of your medical information, simply download, print and complete the forms below.

Once complete the forms can be mailed or faxed to the Medical Records Department via the address or fax number listed on the Authorization Form.

Print the Authorization form, (Spanish version)

Due to the large number of requests we process, it may take up to 15 days to fill your request. You may make arrangements to pick up your copies by calling the department.


Contact Information and Hours of operation

Palomar Health Downtown Campus
Medical Records Department-Centralized Release of Information
555 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-739-3280
Fax: 760-739-2670
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday
Closed week-ends and major holidays.

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.