Each patient of the Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority has a unique medical chart which provides a detailed record of health care services provided over the years. When a patient first visits one of our clinics, the registration professional must create a new medical chart. This process usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. To assemble a chart, the patient must supply the following documents:
- Certificate Degree of Indian Blood card (CDIB), or letter of Descendancy, or Tribal Membership card from a federally recognized tribe.
- Social Security Card
- Photo Identification Card (Driver’s License)
- Passport (if available) • Current Insurance Information such as Medicare, Medicaid, or Private Insurance
For children under 19 years of age, the following documents are required:
- Child’s CDIB or, if the child has not yet obtained a CDIB, a copy of either parent’s CDIB
- State issued Birth Certificate or Hospital Birth Record issued by an Indian Health Service or Tribal Facility.
All medical charts are property of Choctaw Nation. Patients can obtain a copy of their information by requesting it from the Medical Records Department at the Health Care Center or a clinic. All requests must be in writing and sufficient information to identify the patient requesting the record must be provided.