How to Get Your AV Hospital Medical Records Today

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How to Get Your AV Hospital Medical Records Today

Do you need your medical records from Antelope Valley Hospital? By law, you can request your AV Hospital medical records for immediate delivery to yourself, another hospital, or a family member.

We will guide you through the types of medical records you can legally access, how to request your , and let you know the law is on your side if the hospital refuses to cooperate. How can you request your medical records without calling the hospital? We will also show you how to get your medical records with no stress using DoNotPay.

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What Medical Records Can I Request?

What medical records do hospitals keep, and how long are medical records kept? If you are looking for your , it is good to know what records the hospital keeps, what records you can access, and how long they are kept.

  1. Restricted Medical Records

While a medical record release form will get you access to many medical records, certain records are restricted by state and federal laws. Antelope Valley Hospital must abide by US and California regulations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) is a federal regulation that keeps your medical records private under the penalty of law. Meaning only authorized individuals and organizations can request your medical records from AV Hospital.

California imposes regulations on electronic health records via Consent by Patient for Lab Results via the Internet or other Electronic Means under the CA Health and Safety Code. The code forces care providers to request consent from patients when transferring sensitive data electronically. It includes drug abuse records, and findings for malignant tissue, hepatitis, and HIV.

  1. Accessing Medical Records

Under the California Health and Safety Code, patients have access to their records and are allowed to request adjustments when they feel the records are inaccurate. Hospitals and other health care providers should keep records and allow patients to request access for five to ten years after their last visit. If the patient is a minor, the patient's parents or caregiver can request access to their medical records on their behalf.

How To Request Your AV Hospital Medical Records?

Requesting medical records from AV Hospital should be simple, but the release form can be complicated. You may need to visit the hospital to sign for the release and consent to send your records electronically. It can also be frustrating to have to wait for the hospital to email, mail, or fax your records.

You will need to contact the hospital to request your medical records using one of the options below. If you are authorized for the release of the medical records, AV Hospital can send you the medical records in several different formats for a small fee.

Request OptionsContact Information
MailAntelope Valley Hospital, 1600 West Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534

Patients can see their medical records online, and designate other individuals who may access the records with special restrictions for HIV test results, adoption, and psychiatric records. If you need a hard copy of the medical records, you have the following options:

  1. CD: additional $5
  2. Photocopy: $0.25 per page
  3. Microfilm: $0.50 per page
  4. Reproduction: cost varies

Get Your AV Hospital Medical Records Faster With DoNotPay

Getting your medical records can be stressful and time-consuming. If you want your medical records in the format you request without any hassle or runaround, DoNotPay has the solution.

Requesting your medical records from DoNotPay eliminates the time spent finding the hospital's contact information and waiting on the phone. We make it easy to search for the hospital or health care provider from a web browser or mobile phone. DoNotPay will contact the health care provider on your behalf and request the medical records in your chosen format.

How to request medical records using DoNotPay:

DoNotPay has seen these requests before and knows how to write your health care provider a simple, clear, and effective letter that will get your legally-guaranteed health records for you in no time.

  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.

Request Medical Records From Almost Anywhere With the Push of a Button

With DoNotPay it's easy to request your medical records from any healthcare provider using our mobile app or website. DoNotPay works across all healthcare provider networks, hospitals, and facilities. You can request your medical records in another city or state without leaving your home. We can reach out to any hospital on your behalf, including:

  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center
  • LAC USC Medical Center
  • Olive View Medical Center
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital​
  • Delano Regional Medical Center
  • Kern Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital Downtown Bakersfield
  • Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
  • Adventist Health

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