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Get copies of your VA medical records online, by mail or fax, or in person at our VA Central Texas health care Release of Information office.

Get your records online

Access your VA medical records online with VA Blue Button. Sign in to view, organize, and share your VA medical records and other personal health information. We don't charge any fees to send copies directly to health care providers.

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Get your records in person

We can help you get copies of your VA medical records. We can also help you update your records. Call or come to one of our Release of Information offices at either our Temple or Waco campuses.

What to bring

  • A completed and signed Individuals’ Request For a Copy of Their Own Health Information (VA Form 10-5345a). Download VA Form 10-5345a
  • Your Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)

Release of Information office locations

Olin E. Teague Veterans' Center
Release of Information Office
Building 171
Room B33
Map of Temple campus
Phone: 254-743-1835 or 254-743-0687
Hours: Coming soon!

Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Release of Information Office
Building 91
Basement
Room BA103
Map of Waco campus
Phone: 254-297-3043 or 254-297-3683
Hours: Coming soon!

Because forms must contain an original signature, e-mailed forms cannot be accepted.

Requests for records will take approximately 10-14 days to process.

How we share your records with providers outside VA

The Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE) program lets us electronically share your health information with health care providers who treat you, including participating non-VA providers if you receive care outside of VA.

This program is voluntary, and you can choose not to share your information (opt out of sharing).

Learn more about VHIE

To opt out of sharing

Fill out, sign, and date VA Form 10-10164 (Opt Out of Sharing Protected Health Information).

Mail the signed, completed form to our ROI office. You can also bring it with you or ask for this form when you visit us.

Download VA Form 10-10164 (PDF)

Note: If you had revoked your permission to share, before September 30, 2019, your opt out status will stay active. You don’t need to submit form 10-10164.

To allow sharing after opting out

If you change your mind and want to share your health information, you’ll need to submit VA Form 10-10163 (Request for and Permission to Participate in Sharing Protected Health Information).

Mail the signed, completed form to our Release Of Information office. You can also bring it with you or ask for this form when you visit us.

Download VA Form 10-10163 (PDF)

Questions about medical records

You can get another person's medical records if you’re listed as having Power of Attorney (POA) or you’re the patient’s next of kin.

You can get the records of a deceased patient if you have:

  • A copy of their death certificate
  • A valid photo ID for yourself
  • Any POA paperwork or will showing you have a legal right to their record

Yes. If you’re making the request in person, you can tell us what format you would like. If you’re using VA Form 10-5345a, check the “CD-ROM” or “Other” box (and write in DVD).

Yes, we provide all available images on DVD.

If you have a My HealtheVet Premium account, you can also view or download many kinds of radiology images online. A Premium account is one where you’ve gone through extra identity authentication. 

Please ask at a patient registration office, and they will provide you documentation of your VA coverage.

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