The procedure to release Mayo Clinic patient medical records requires a patient to provide written consent for the release of the records unless the records are required by law. A release of a patient’s personal medical records can be requested online or through the mail, according to Mayo Clinic.
All Mayo Clinic patient records are kept confidential and secure and are retained as an electronic record, explains Mayo Clinic. If a patient wishes to have his medical records released using an online request, he must first create an online account through the "Patient Online Services" website page at Mayoclinic.org. This is a free and convenient way to access personal medical records. A patient can choose the “Log into Patient Account” option and request a new account. The account creation process is a one-time sign up procedure. By creating this account, a patient has 24 hour-a-day access to a selection of his medical records and personal itinerary.
A patient may also request his medical records to be sent by mail. However, there may be a fee for this service. The authorization form is mailed or faxed to the Health Information Management Services department of the appropriate Mayo Clinic location, states Mayo Clinic.