Can You Request Augusta Health Medical Records? Here's How

Request Medical Records Can You Request Augusta Health Medical Records? Here's How

Can You Request Augusta Health Medical Records?

As an individual who uses health care services in the United States, there are certain, basic rights that you are entitled to receive from your local healthcare provider. One of those rights that you have when working with Augusta Health is access to medical records at your request. This right is given to you through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which states you have a right to access your medical information whenever you wish to see it. Your healthcare provider at Augusta Health is required to comply with all HIPAA regulations when it comes to allowing you to access your health records at your discretion.

You have a right to find it easy to access your medical records when you want to view them. The process should not be challenging or extremely time-consuming. HIPAA requires you to be able to receive a copy of your medical records within 30 days of the request being made. Whether you receive these files electronically or in paper form, you need to understand your rights to ensure that Augusta Health is adhering to those rights when they are running their daily operations.

DoNotPay is proud to provide a tool that allows you to request your medical records online in just a few simple, easy steps. DoNotPay wants to eliminate the frustration of having to wait a long time for your records to be sent to you. We will compile a letter to send directly to August Health to request the medical records that you need. Our goal is to help you speed up the process and help you get the files and medical history information you need as soon as possible.

HIPAA & Your Right to Access Health Information

It's important that you understand what laws HIPAA puts in place to protect your rights to access your personal health history and information. HIPAA entitles you to these rights through clause 45 CFR 164.524, which states that you have a right to this information upon request. Your health provider has 30 days to provide the information requested by the patient.

How to Get (Electronic) Copies of Records From Augusta Health

If you are looking to get electronic copies of your health records sent to you from Augusta Health, they will require you to log onto your MyChart account to request electronic copies of the records that you wish to obtain. You will have to click on the "Request Medical Records" option, and you will be guided through the process of how to ask Augusta Health to send you the records you need. You can request information from anywhere and at almost any time that you wish to.

The other way to get your medical records information is to physically visit the August Health information office at 342 Mule Academy Road, Fishersville, VA 22939 for further information. We will be happy to assist you in person and we will get your files and records over to you. We promise to safeguard your information, while still providing you with access to the information that you need upon your request. Please note that masks are required to visit our office in person.

If you are requesting your medical records from Augusta Health, they have the right to ask you to verify certain information to ensure that you are the person who is on the records that we are providing you. Some of the information you may request before providing you with the records includes the following:

  • Full Name (first/last name)
  • Social Security Number
  • Member Number for the hospital or network that you are looking to get your information from (NYP Medical Records in this case)
  • Date of Birth
  • Address/email/phone number/etc.
  • Records you wish to get from the medical establishment
  • Signature
  • How you want to receive your documents

If you cannot provide this information, then you will more than likely not have the medical information that you are requesting released to you. We do this to ensure that our patient information and files at Augusta Health are as protected as possible. August Health is responsible for safeguarding your information from others who would gather it to harm you as an individual. Therefore, having this information available upon our request will make it easier for us to provide you with the records you need.

Augusta Health Details and Contact Information
WebsiteAugusta Health - Compassionate Healthcare for Our Community
Mailing AddressAugusta Health | Health Information Management P.O. Box 1000 Fishersville, VA 22939
Physical Office AddressAugusta Health | Health Information Management 342 Mule Academy Road Fishersville, VA 22939
Local Number540-332-4640
Fax540-932-4638
Office HoursMonday - Friday8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Why Would I Need a Copy of My Medical Records?

There are many reasons why an individual would want a copy of their personal medical records from August Health. Some of these reasons will impact your ability to make good, sound medical decisions for both yourself and your family. Some specific reasons that you might request medical records include the following:

  1. Your family is compiling a medical history and needs medical files to ensure that you are including all the healthcare history information that you have. Being sure to include all of this information can be crucial in helping your family receive better care in the long term.
  2. If you are moving to a new state, then you will need a complete set of medical records to give to your new physician and other doctors when you arrive.
  3. If you are seeing a new specialist, then you will need a complete medical history to give the specialist when you see them.
  4. If you are switching physicians because you don't care for your current physician, or they are retiring, and you are switching physicians, then you will need to get a set of your medical records to transfer to your new physician.
  5. If you are providing data for health studies that you are participating in, then you will need a set of your medical records to provide to the organizers of the study.
  6.  If you are planning to get insurance quotes for yourself and determine your premiums, then you will need to get your medical records to turn in to the insurance company in order to qualify for insurance.
  7. If you are going to a legal proceeding, you may need to provide your health records for the court proceeding to move forward.

These are just some of the reasons that you will need to get your medical records from Augusta Health. You have a right to get your information delivered to you within 30 days of your request being made. You may often notice that you will have to "pester" the healthcare company you use to release these records to you promptly.

Get Your Medical Records Using DoNotPay

Another alternative to haggling and arguing with Augusta Health is to use the tools that are offered by DoNotPay to get your health information. All you have to do to let DoNotPay draft a request letter on your behalf is follow these 3 simple steps to get your health records requested from Augusta Health:

  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.

     

Once you follow these three steps, you will be able to file a request for your medical records through DoNotPay. You will be able to provide us with the information and simply wait to receive the information and files that you requested. That takes away the stress of having to hassle Augusta Health for your records on your own.

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