How to Request Your Broward Health Medical Records the Easy Way
You'd like to request copies of your Broward Health Medical Records. But with so many Broward Health locations, and unique healthcare providers within each, how can you know where to begin?
Sure, you could try and search for Broward Health Medical Center health records or Broward Health General Hospital medical records. But then what?
If you have a new physician, sometimes he or she can start the process of transferring records for you. But because there are strict privacy guidelines, you'll still need to be involved in providing identification and authorization of the release. Getting your Broward Health medical records will still require your involvement. We’re talking about hours spent on hold, dropped calls, voicemails that never get returned, and so on.
Whether you're transferring records to another provider or just requesting Broward Health medical records, you're in for a pretty complex process. You're entitled to those records, including entire health histories, as well as imaging copies. But it will certainly take some time and effort on your part to explore the Broward Health medical records authorization requirements.
Or, you could decide DoNotPay is the easiest way to request your medical records.
Contact Information for Broward Health Locations
Broward Health is a big organization. The table below lists contact phone numbers for their various offices.
|Broward Health Location||Phone Number|
|Compliance / HIPAA Privacy||954-473-7500|
|Best Choice Plus / Medwork||954-767-5500|
|Patient Financial Services||954-847-4315|
|Broward Health Medical Center||954-355-4400|
|Broward Health North||954-941-8300|
|Broward Health Imperial Point||954-776-8500|
|Broward Health Coral Springs||954-344-3000|
|Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health||954-355-4400|
Why You Might Need Your Broward Health Medical Records
Understanding your HIPAA rights might be enough of a reason to request your Broward Health medical records. But there are other reasons, too, that a patient might need access to records, procedure history, imaging, and diagnosis information. Here are just a few instances that warrant a request for medical record copies.
- You're switching doctors
- You need to consult with a specialist
- You're moving to a new area
- You're requesting records for your child or family member
How to Request Your Broward Health Records on Your Own
Luckily, Broward Health medical records requests aren't as challenging as some other healthcare entities. You can check out their process online, laid out conveniently in a two-step process. The unfortunate side is that you're somewhat limited on how you can officially request those records, bound by processing timelines, and in the end, you're still on the hook to tackle the authorization forms. Here's what you can expect.
Downloading the Authorization Form
You can download a pdf variation of the Broward Health medical records authorization form in a few different languages. But the required information is the same for all variations. You'll need to have a few key details on hand to complete the request, including:
- Your name and address
- Your birth date and phone number
- Your purpose for the request
- Specify which type of medical records you're seeking
- Describe how you plan to retrieve your records
In-Person Delivery or By Mail Only
You can also request your medical records be delivered via snail mail, or you can pick them up. Again, Broward is a huge organization, so be sure to clarify which location you’ll need to visit. Medical records get shuffled around sometimes. You may have been treated at Location A, but your medical records are stored at Location B.
Timeline to Process Your Request
Based on the Broward Health medical records request page of the website, most requests can take some time to process. They will begin processes upon receipt, and usually, within three business days from that date, your request will be complete. If any of the records you're requesting are stored off-site, it may take longer to retrieve copies.
Broward Health's BHealthy Now Patient Portal
For help with requesting Broward Health medical records, you might find resources using the BHealthy Now patient portal. There are a few new features for patients using this portal, including:
- Urgent care visits with board-certified physicians
- Access to your medical records
- Assistance with medications
- Scheduling and transportation assistance via Nurse Connect
How to Request Broward Health Medical Records with DoNotPay
After following all the required instructions for requesting your Broward Health medical records, you'll be hoping to never have to do it again. However, there's a better route to take, and it doesn't have to be such a hassle. DoNotPay makes getting your patient data a breeze.
How to request Broward Health 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.
- Look up medical records on DoNotPay's website.
- Enter the name of the healthcare 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.
DoNotPay Can Help Request Medical Records from Anywhere
DoNotPay can help you request your Broward Health medical records, but the convenience doesn't stop there. DoNotPay can help you obtain medical records from many different healthcare entities and providers, from California to Kentucky. Here are just a few other organizations with which we can help:
- Kaiser Medical Records Requests and Kaiser Release Forms
- Baptist Medical Records Requests
- Cleveland Clinic Medical Records Requests
- Mercy Medical Records Requests
DoNotPay's Menu Makes Everything Easy
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Instead of tackling the Broward Health medical records request process on your own, let DoNotPay handle it!