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Medical Records

At Health First, medical records are retained for a minimum of 20 years. The records are retained in various formats including film, microfiche, paper, and electronic. The Health Information Management (HIM) Department collects, manages, protects, and disseminates the health information of our patients, while ensuring the information is complete and accurate.

You have the right to:

Notice of privacy practices

The Notice of Privacy Practices describes how medical information about you may be legally used within Health First and disclosed to other health care providers, businesses, or government agencies.

Birth and death certificates

To obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate, please contact:

Brevard County Health Department
Vital Statistics Office
2575 North Courtenay Parkway, Suite 104
Merritt Island, FL 32953

Phone: 321-454-7163

Instructions for requesting certificates is also available online:

Birth and death certificates