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Medical Records

What is a medical record?

The medical record is a permanent document of the history and progress of every patient's medical care. The record is a compilation of observations and findings recorded by the patient's physician and members of the hospital health care staff. The entries and reports originate at various points in the hospital. Records are used for continuity of patient care, to verify insurance claims for medical care rendered, and as a legal/business document outlining the course of a patient's medical care. All patient medical records are maintained by our Health Information Management (HIM) Department.

Request a Medical Record

To obtain a copy of your medical record, please complete a medical request form. It can be returned by email ([email protected]), by fax, or mailed to the hospital you are requesting a record from. 

You may also access your medical record using our patient portal. For more information, please see My Care – Dignity Health.

Health Information Management/Medical Records
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

345 S. Halcyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Fax: 805-473-7683

Health Information Management/Medical Records
French Hospital Medical Center Pacific Medical Plaza Building

1941 Johnson Avenue, Suite 203
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Fax: 805-542-6320

Health Information Management/Medical Records
Marian Regional Medical Center

1400 East Church Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Fax: 805-739-3069

We are prohibited from giving any protected health information (PHI) over the phone under any circumstances, including COVID test results. 

For more information, please contact Health Information Management at:

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
(805) 473-7630

French Hospital Medical Center
(805) 542-6526

Marian Regional Medical Center
(805) 739-3300

Or email: [email protected]