How to Request Allina Medical Records Securely and Easily

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How to Request Allina Medical Records Securely and Easily

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives everyone the right to access their medical health records. So, if you're changing doctors or want to have your records accessible to family members in case of an emergency, you should consider taking advantage of this right.

However, requesting your medical records is not always easy. The process can be pretty intimidating. Hospitals and doctor's offices are known for being slow and bureaucratic. On top of that, it's not always clear whom to ask for your medical records.

Unfortunately,in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is no exception.

Requesting your Allina medical records can be a time-consuming task. Fortunately, there is an easier way. DoNotPay can request your medical records from Allina faster and more conveniently for you.

DoNotPay also helps with the following medical tasks:

HIPAA and Your Right to Access Health Information

The regulations under HIPAA protect the privacy and security of individuals' identifiable health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides individuals with a , enforceable right to see and receive copies of their medical records upon request, maintained by their health care providers and health plans.

Having easy access to your health information empowers you to control decisions regarding your health and well-being. For example, having access to your health information can equip you to monitor chronic conditions and keep up with treatment plans. In addition, having your health information handy can help you find and fix errors in your medical records, track progress in wellness or disease management programs, and directly contribute your data to research.

Why You Might Need Your Medical Records From Allina Health

You might want to request your medical records for various reasons.

  1. Your doctor is retiring, or you're planning on changing doctors. If either one is the case, you may want to transfer your records as soon as possible.
  2. To keep your records available to avoid unnecessary or even harmful duplicate procedures.
  3. You may want to have an electronic copy of your health records on hand if you need it for any reason.
  4. You may want to have updated health records available for any doctor that treats you. It's also best to have handy for relatives, people with the power of attorney, or anyone else who may need to make quick health decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated.

What Types of Medical Records Are Not Allowed to Be Released?

State and federal laws protect certain types of medical information from being released without written consent from the patient. They include:

  • Drug and alcohol abuse treatment
  • Mental Illness
  • Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS

For minors, a signature may be required to release information related to the care of:

  • Patient's 13 years and older, suffering from mental health conditions
  • Minor's 14 years and older with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
  • Alcohol or drug abuse patients that are 13 years and older
  • Patients 14 years and older who need reproductive care

How To Get Medical Records from Allina

If you have a free account, you can use it to submit an electronic request to have a full copy of your health record sent to you. Then, all you have to do is go to their website and fill out their Patient access request health information form.

To request your medical records using a paper form, go to their website and fill out this form

Completed forms can be sent to the following address:

Allina HealthAttention: Health Information/ROI

P.O. Box 43

Minneapolis, MN 55440-00453


If you have any questions about your release form, you can call them at 612-262-2300 or toll-free: 866-790-2088.

Request Your Medical Records With The Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay can request your medical records from for you. We've completed many of these requests before. We know how to write a simple, straightforward, and effective letter that will get your legally-guaranteed medical records for you in no time.

It only takes three steps!

  1. Look up medical records on DoNotPay's website.

  2. Enter the name of the health care provider you'd like to receive medical records from.

  3. Answer a few questions about your provider and where you'd like to send the records.

And that's all! DoNotPay will send your medical records request to Allina Health within a few days, and you should receive your medical records a few days after that.

DoNotPay Will Request Your Medical Records for You. It Only takes a Click of a Button

DoNotPay can help you retrieve the medical records you need from any hospital or medical service provider. Here are some of the healthcare providers we've helped individuals get copies of their medical records from:

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Helping people get copies of their medical records is not the only thing DoNotPay does. We can also help people with the following:

Contact us today if you want more information on what DoNotPay can do.

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