How to Request CHOP Medical Records Easily
Under the Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act, you have every right to see your child's diagnosis and treatment. You also have the right to request to see your child's complete and current medical records and receive the information in a language that you can understand.
Getting medical records isn't always easy. It can be a tiresome and lengthy procedure that can take a toll on you. DoNotPay understands how valuable your time is and how vital your child's records are. That is why we have made it easy and convenient for you to acquire your .
HIPAA and Your Right to Access Health Information
Under 45 CFR Section 164.525, any healthcare provider under HIPAA is required to provide you with access to your protected health information as per your request, including your children's medical records. Under this mandate, you have the right to obtain your child's , inspect them or direct the facility to transfer the copies to another entity of your choice.
Many people usually assume that only they and their designated facilities or individuals can access their children's medical records. Federal law gives specific individuals and organizations access to your child's medical records.
Your primary physician and third-party HIPAA-covered organizations like insurance companies and billing providers, to whom you may have given the right when signing your registration form, can also access your child's medical forms.
How to Get Electronic Copies of Your Medical Records
With the ever-increasing rise of technology usage, many sectors worldwide have realized the necessity of incorporating it into their daily operations, and the healthcare sector is one of them. Today, almost every healthcare facility has made it easy for their patients to access medical records without leaving their homes. You can now get your child's CHOP medical records, prescription, and prognosis from the comfort of your couch.
You can obtain electronic copies of the medical records by calling the facility ahead or submitting your request in writing. When making your request in writing, ensure to include details such as:
- Your name
- Social Security Number
- ID number
- Date of birth
- Contact details, including your address, phone number, and email address
- The records you want to access
- Method of delivery (fax or by mail)
Why Might You Need a Copy of Your Medical Records?
You may require your child's CHOP medical records for various reasons, including:
|Your child is starting school||If your child starts daycare, the school may require a medical record to help them if anything happens.|
|They are participating in a recreational activity||Suppose your child takes part in recreational activities such as sports. The school may require their medical record to understand if they have any complications that require immediate attention.|
|You are relocating||In case your family is moving states or to a new area, you will require your child's medical records for their new physician to be able to understand their medical past.|
|You're changing physicians||If you feel your current doctor isn't doing their best to help your child any time an issue arises, or you have to wait in line for hours before something is done, you may need a new physician. When changing doctors, ensure you have a copy of the child's medical records for the new physician to get a full review of their medical history.|
How Much Does It Cost to Obtain Medical Records?
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia charges $1.70 for the first 20 pages of the child's medical record. If the documents exceed 20 pages but cap at 60 pages, you will need to part with $1.26 per page. Anything beyond 60 pages will see you paying $0.44 for every page. The facility also charges an extra $2.51 per page for Microfilm copies and actual postage.
The facility won't charge you for viewing your child's current medical care. Since the entity receives many requests for medical information, your CHOP medical records won't be produced immediately. However, the facility promises to complete the request as soon as possible.
What Type of Medical Records are Restricted From Being Released?
Your child's CHOP medical records can be withheld if they contain:
- Information available in a lawsuit
- Information that may harm your child
- Sexual assault or child abuse details
- HIV/AIDS testing and diagnosis
- Mental health impressions and not diagnoses
How to Request Medical Records From CHOP
To request CHOP medical records:
- Fill in the request form and submit it to the hospital in person.
- Email the records department
- Call or fax the department to arrange to pick up your form.
CHOP doesn't process medical requests via phone calls or emails when a signature is required.
Get CHOP Medical Records With the Help of DoNotPay
Applying a DIY approach to obtaining CHOP medical records is one way to do it. However, it isn't always an easy process. DoNotPay lets you access your child's medical records in three simple steps. Here's how to do it:
- Search for 'Medical Records' on our website.
- Enter the name of your provider.
- Answer the questions about your provider and where you'd like us to send the records.
And you're done. It's that simple. Sit back and let DoNotPay take care of the rest for you.
DoNotPay Works Across All Entities
DoNotPay doesn't just help you get a CHOP medical record. We can help you request medical records from different entities, including:
In the same vein, we can help you:
- Obtain electronic health records
- Learn how to obtain your medical records easily
- Determine how long the facility can keep your medical records
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
DoNotPay can help you jump any bureaucratic hurdles in your way. Our services aren't limited to requesting medical records. We can also help you:
- Learn about advance healthcare directives
- Obtain a birth certificate for your child
- Sue an organization in small claims court
Try DoNotPay today to request your child's CHOP medical records.