How to Access Your Abington Hospital Medical Records the Easy Way
Having control over your medical records is a right ensured for all people in America thanks to the HIPAA statute. This applies to every hospital and medical center in the country, including Abington Hospital.
If you're a past, current, or future patient of the facility and need your medical records sent to you or transferred somewhere, you can have DoNotPay assist you in requesting your as quickly and easily as possible.
What Types of Medical Records Are Restricted From Being Released?
HIPAA law protects your medical records from being released without your consent in almost every situation. However, one exception to this is in the case of doctors. Certain parts of your medical record can be exchanged between doctors and various other institutions so long as they're non-identifiable. That said, certain things are always restricted, even with these exceptions, unless you explicitly consent to their release. Some of these things are:
- History of substance abuse and treatments.
- Sexual history and treatments for STIs.
- Mental health history and current or past treatments.
Additionally, a child's right to privacy with regard to their medical records is a bit more complicated. While they still have the same right to privacy as anyone else when it comes to strangers, their parents will almost universally have the right to access their records whenever they want. This does not normally include extended family like grandparents, and also does not include step parents unless they have been granted parental rights.
Conversely, if a parent has had their parental rights removed (such as during a divorce), they do not have the right to access their child's medical records. Keep in mind that children gain the right to override a parent's request once they are considered old enough to consent to medical procedures, meaning they will then have the same rights as an adult.
How to Request Medical Records From Abington Hospital on Your Own
Getting your medical records from Abington Hospital will require a bit of effort. While it's not the most involved process, you may not have time for it or might need something more specific than what normal methods offer. If this is true for you, you can get DoNotPay to help you out in getting the Abington Hospital medical records that you need. To give it a try on your own, though, here's what you can do:
- If you don't have one already, create a MyJeffersonHealth account on the hospital website.
- Sign in to your account, then click the "Medical Records" tab.
- In this tab, you can view and download your records as they're collected at the hospital.
- If you're unable to access your MyJeffersonHealth account or aren't finding what you need, you can contact the Abington Hospital medical records department by calling 215-481-4435.
- Explain what you're trying to do to the representative on the phone.
- Follow the instructions given.
- Wait a few days for processing, at which point (assuming they were able to help you), the hospital should be able to send you your records in the mail or via email link.
Here is the contact information for Jefferson Abington Hospital as well as Jefferson Landsdale:
|Jefferson Abington Hospital|
|Mailing Address||JJefferson Abington Hospital
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
|Main Phone Number||215-481-2000|
|Other Important Phone Numbers||Contact Us|
|Jefferson Lansdale Hospital|
|Mailing Address||Jefferson Lansdale Hospital
100 Medical Campus Drive
Lansdale, PA 19446
|Main Phone Number||215-368-2100|
How to Transfer Medical Records to Abington Hospital
If you need to transfer your medical records to Abington Hospital from another facility, you'll have to go through that hospital's transfer procedures. In many cases, hospitals will have their own process for transferring medical records between each other, so check into that hospital's process.
If this is not available or you can't find it, talk with the doctor you saw at the other hospital about getting the process started for you. From there, they should be able to guide you through it.
Abington Hospital Medical Record Request Costs
Abington Hospital does not charge its patients a cost for their medical records. Your medical records at Abington Hospital are free to view and download by accessing them in your MyJeffersonHealth account provided by the hospital.
Request Your Abington Hospital Medical Records With DoNotPay
If you're having trouble with requesting your medical records from Abington Hospital on your own, DoNotPay is ready and willing to help. To get your medical records sent to you electronically or by mail, we just need you to follow these three easy steps:
- Look up medical records on DoNotPay's website.
- Enter the name of the health care provider you'd like to receive medical records from.
- Answer a few questions about your provider and where you'd like to send the records.
Manage Your Medical Records at Any Hospital With DoNotPay's Help
If you've gotten care somewhere besides Abington Hospital, DoNotPay can still help you manage your medical records. This includes smaller local hospitals as well as the big ones like Kaiser, the Cleveland Clinic, Baptist Health, and Mercy. We'll help you understand the process for requesting medical records and how to get them quickly no matter where you get your care, plus answer common questions like how long your records are kept and what forms you need.
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