Access to a loved one’s health information

Get what you need to manage your family’s health care.

We are committed to protecting your health information. At some point during your care, you may need to share your health information with someone else or access a family member’s information — for example, if you are legally responsible for making medical decisions for a parent or adult dependent who is enrolled with Sharp Health Plan. In these cases, you’ll need to complete authorization forms with both Sharp Health Plan and your plan medical group.

By mail or fax

Download Sharp Health Plan’s authorization form as a PDF, fill it out and print it. Then mail or fax your completed form to us.

Choose the health information you want to share

Completing our authorization form gives Sharp Health Plan permission to share your personal health information. You control who you want to share that information with, and the level of information that you what to share with them. Our authorization form provides two sharing options:

  • Option 1: All health information
    • Medical — e.g., diagnoses, doctors, treatments
    • Financial — e.g., medical claims, bills, copayments
  • Option 2: Only limited information that you specify

Note: This authorization is for Sharp Health Plan only. You will need to fill out additional authorization forms and submit them to your medical group, doctor’s office or locations where you receive care.

How do I get my doctor's or hospital's authorization form?

We encourage you to contact your doctor's or hospital's office to ask for the correct authorization form. You may also refer to the list below for guidance. Your plan medical group is listed on your member ID card.

Plan medical groups

Sharp Community Medical Group Contact your doctor’s office
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group Fill out Permission to discuss protected health information and email to Sharp Rees-Stealy forms
Rady / Children’s Physicians Medical Group See Your child’s medical records
SCMG Palomar Health Medical Group See Authorization to release medical records
SCMG Graybill North Coastal See Permission to discuss protected health information with others in registration packet
SCMG Inland North Medical Group Contact your doctor’s office


Sharp HealthCare hospitals See How to request your medical records
Palomar hospitals See Medical records request

How do I give a family member access to my medical records?

Sharp users may grant proxy access in their portal account. The other option is to fill out a medical record request form. Please specify that you would like the records sent to your family member.

If your doctor does not use a Sharp account, please contact their office for assistance with sharing access to your medical records.

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