How to Request Medical Records From Jamaica Hospital

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How to Request Medical Records From Jamaica Hospital

There are a multitude of reasons you might need access to your medical records. Perhaps you need to prove that you had a certain vaccination, or you need to switch doctors. You might also just want certain family members to have access to your medical records in case of an emergency.

You should be able to access electronic health records from places like Kaiser, Baptist, Mercy, and Cleveland Clinic, but you will likely need to fill out a medical records release form. Depending on the hospital you are working with, the process for how to get your medical records and how long they are kept will vary. However, there is always a process for you to follow. If you need to learn how to get your , this guide will help.

How to Request Medical Records from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

If you need your records from , use one of the options below.

Physical Form

  1. Download the Authorization for Release of Health Information form.
  2. Make sure to fill out all the information accurately.
  3. If you want your sensitive health records released, you will need to initial next to each one you want to be released.
  4. Bring the form to the Medical Records Office. It is open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except on holidays.
  5. You can opt to mail in your records request to Jamaica Hospital, Attention: Medical Records.

Online Form

  1. Go to this online form.
  2. Fill out all the information.
  3. Complete the code check and hit submit.

Here is a summary of the contact information for Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Phone Number(718) 206-6000
Medical Records OfficeJamaica Hospital, 8900 Van Wyck Expressway, Jamaica, New York 11418
Online RequestContact Form

What Types of Medical Records Are Restricted from Being Released?

While this information can theoretically be released, it is covered under special protections.

  • HIV-related information
  • Genetic information
  • Alcohol/substance abuse records
  • Mental health records

In order to have those specific records released, you have to put your initial next to each type of record on the Authorization for Release of Health Information form.

How to Transfer Medical Records to Jamaica Hospital

If you are using another hospital and need to send your medical records to Jamaica Hospital, you will need to reach out to the current hospital you are working with. They can run you through the process of sending out your medical records. You can also use DoNotPay to request your medical records be sent to Jamaica Hospital.

Jamaica Hospital Medical Record Request Costs

When you request your medical records from Jamaica hospital, there may or may not be a small fee. If they are going to a doctor, there is no fee. However, if you want them for your personal use, you will have to pay a nominal fee.

Get Your Jamaica Hospital Records With the Help of DoNotPay

Suppose you don't want to go through the hassle of requesting your medical records from Jamaica Hospital. In that case, DoNotPay can do it for you. This way, you don't have to worry about finding all the information you need, sending a form through the mail, or dropping off a form at the hospital.

DoNotPay is familiar with medical records requests, so we know how to write good letters to get your request fulfilled. Here is how it works.

  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.

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We are happy to help you get your medical records from Jamaica Hospital, but there is plenty more we can do to help. Here are some examples of ways we can make your life easier.

  • File a complaint
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  • Understand important health processes

Conclusion

Your medical records contain a lot of important information about your health. At some point, you might need those medical records for a variety of reasons. For example, you could need to send them to another facility, or you might want to have a copy for a family member if an emergency occurs.

At Jamaica Hospital, you can request your medical records via a physical form or an online form. Records that are being sent to a physician don't have a fee, but collecting them for personal use will cost you a small amount.

If you don't want to worry about requesting the records on your own, DoNotPay can do it for you. We can help you write a letter requesting your medical records be released. Contact us today to see how we can help!

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