How to transfer your medical records

How can I transfer my medical records to a RARMS practice?

Please contact your local RARMS medical practice directly, they will assist you in transferring your medical records. 

How can I transfer my medical records to another practice?

If you have found a new medical practice, you can ask your new medical practitioner to request your medical records from RARMS Health. On receipt of your signed request, your medical records will be sent securely to your new practitioner.

 

Requests should be sent to transfers@rarms.org.au.

How long do I have to transfer my medical records?

In the care that a practice closes, the Health Records and Information Privacy Act (2002), RARMS are required to retain health information for 7 years from the last occasion on which a health service was provided. In the case of children, RARMS are required to retain health information until the child has turned 25 years old.

For Naas St Medical Centre Tenterfield - all records have been transferred to Rouse Street Medical Centre, please contact this practice directly.

Rouse Street Medical Centre

357 Rouse St, Tenterfield NSW 2372

02 6736 1522.

 

Will it cost to transfer my medical records?

In some circumstances, we may charge for the transfer of medical records. These costs are outlined on our Fees page.

If you have any questions regarding your medical records, please email transfers@rarms.org.au.