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Requesting Medical Records

Request your medical records is a 3-step process:

  1. Download and print the Authorization for the Use or Disclosure of Health Information form.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Fax or mail the completed Authorization for the Use or Disclosure of Health Information form to:


Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
Attention: Health Information Management
PO Box 1210
Watertown, SD 57201

Requests generally take 7-10 business days to fulfill.

You may be charged a fee for copying. You will be sent an invoice with your medical records for the appropriate amount.

Birth and Death Certificates:

Birth and death certificates are issued and managed by the Register of Deeds in each county and by South Dakota Department of Health. To obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate, please contact the Register of Deeds in the appropriate county or the South Dakota Department of Health at 605-773-4961.

Learn more at SD Dept. of Health


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Health Information Management department at 605-882-7830.

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