Santé Manitouwadge Health (SMH) is responsible for personal health information under its control. As a provider of healthcare services, SMH collects, uses, discloses and disposes of personal health information and is a personal health information custodian under the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
Provincial legislation provides access to one’s own personal records. SMH's Health Records department is also responsible for release of patient information.
If you were a patient at Santé Manitouwadge Health, we would retain and manage your health record according to government legislation and the corporation’s by-laws. A consent to disclose health information form is required. This form can be downloaded here.
Disclosure of Medical Information Form
You may also request that your records be released to a relative, friend or family doctor. You must submit a signed consent in order for us to do so.
To obtain records for individuals who are deceased or incapable of signing a consent form, proof of executorship or legal signing authority must be submitted with the request.
There is an administrative cost for non-medical requests. Fees are collected for processing purposes, i.e. retrieving information and photocopying costs.
You are also able to view your health records. An appointment is required, please contact the Health Records department to make arrangements.
The Health Records office is open Monday through Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can reach the Health Information Management Professional by
Phone: 807-826-3251 extension 207
Secure Fax: 807-826-3701
Santé Manitouwadge Health
1 Healthcare Crescent