Patient Care Records

Johnston County EMS strictly follows patient privacy laws.

Patient Information is provided only in the form of our standard Patient Care Record (PCR). A PCR is only available to the patient, a legally authorized designee, or an agent in with appropriate documentation in an official investigation.

See Notice of Privacy Practices PDF

Ver Aviso de Prácticas de Privacidad PDF

How to Obtain a Copy of a Patient Care Record

Patients and Guardians of Minor Patients

Patients, as well as parents or guardians of minor patients, may receive a copy of their patient care record (PCR) in person at the EMS business office at 120 S. Third St, Smithfield, NC.


Legal Designee of Patient

Legal Designee of Patient may receive a copy of the PCR in person at the business office with a legal document granting authority. Family relationship does not qualify as legal designee of patient.


Alternatively, a designee may receive a PCR copy via mail by sending a Notarized Authorization for Release of Patient Record form via U.S. Mail and a photo copy of the legal document granting authority.

Law Offices

Law Offices may receive a copy of a PCR with a Notarized Authorization for Release of Patient Record form PDF. Law offices must use the Johnston County form. Releases created by the law office are not accepted. Law offices may pick up in person or via U.S. Mail. Faxes are not accepted.

Judge-Signed Papers

Judge-Signed Papers (court orders, warrants, etc.) allow release of PCR without other documentation.

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Mail Address

Johnston County EMS Business Office
PO Box 530
120 S. Third St.
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-5050

Page last updated: June 19, 2024

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