Each patient must fill out the new patient registration forms prior to their first appointment. At our Bellevue medical center, we provide a patient-friendly option for accessing your forms online prior to your appointment. You may download a printer-friendly version on our website or request that we mail or fax them to you. Please arrive at your appointment 10-15 minutes early to fill out this paperwork if you do not do so before hand. Also, bring your insurance card with you to your first appointment.
Bellevue Bone and Joint Physicians values your business and respects your rights to privacy. Each employee and service provider has signed a confidentiality agreement. You will be asked to give private information including name, address, date of birth, and social security number. We will verify insurance information at each visit. Many insurance companies are moving away from using your social security number on your cards to be safer. However, you should be aware that information is still required on our billings and will be requested. We cannot serve you if you do not provide this information.
In addition, Bellevue Bone and Joint Physicians follows all current HIPAA regulations to assure that your private medical information remains confidential.
Download our HIPAA Notice
Medical Records Retention
We retain your medical records for a 10-year period. Only current patient records are stored in our offices due to space constraints. All other records are retained at off-site storage facilities. We make every effort to have your record available for your visit. But if you are seen on an emergent basis with a short lead time, your record may not be available for your visit. It will be combined after you are seen.
Requesting Your Records
You or your representatives may request records. In no case will records be released without a written approval by you. This requires a form to be filled out with a current signature and date indicated. Please note there may be fees associated with these requests.
Download our Records Release