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WellSpan Health, through its entities WellSpan York Hospital, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital, WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital, WellSpan Philhaven, WellSpan VNA Home Health, WellSpan Pharmacies, WellSpan Medical Group, Apple Hill Surgical Center, WellSpan Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center and all of its employees, staff and other personnel, is committed to protecting medical information about you.

All of these entities, sites and locations follow the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices English Version | Spanish Version (PDF).  This notice, in compliance with federal privacy regulations, describes how information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.  Please review it carefully.

In addition, WellSpan entities may share medical information with each other for treatment, payment or hospital operation purposes described in this notice. To obtain a listing of all WellSpan Health entities and their locations, please visit the Offices & Locations section of this website or contact the WellSpan Privacy Office.

We may also share this information externally through Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

Requests for medical records can be made to the WellSpan Release of Information Department using this Authorization to Use or Disclose Health Information English | Spanish | Haitian Creole (PDF).  Many components of the electronic health record are made available to patients on the secure MyWellSpan patient portal.

If you are requesting medical records from the WellSpan Release of Information Department for a deceased loved one, you may be asked to also complete a next of kin verification form.

For other requests to access, exchange or use electronic health information, use the 21st Century Cures Act Request Form. To request records for personal use, please use the “Authorization to Use or Disclose Health Information English Version | Spanish Version (PDF).  

If you need to request a correction to your medical record, please contact your health care provider first.  You may be required to take a completed Request for Amendment Form to their office or to the WellSpan Department of Health Information Management for proper processing.

You can learn more about federal privacy regulations from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.

Last updated: 2021