The Safe Way to Get Your Jefferson Medical Records

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Trying to Take Control of Your Health? Get Copies of Your Jefferson Medical Records With DoNotPay

Your health is an asset. No one knows what the future holds, but taking the best possible care of your body gives you a better chance of being comfortable later in life. Doctors understand the value of preventive care, providing you with regular screening and testing. You can take matters into your own hands by watching how your visits have played out over time in your measurements, lab results, and other notes.

If you'd like to keep a closer eye on your medical records, DoNotPay can help you get a copy of your

Getting Your Records From Jefferson Health

Jefferson Health patients have two options for obtaining their :

  1. Requesting online through the Health Record Request Wizard
  2. Mailing or faxing the Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information form to the Health Information Management department.

If you submit your request online, you can have your records delivered electronically through the Jefferson Health vendor or mailed to you. If you request by mail or fax, you will have to have your records mailed to you or pick them up. Jefferson Health will only return records by fax if they are going to a physician's office.

Requesting Your Records Online

To request records online, you will need a photo ID. You will also need to know which location you are requesting from. These are different from Jefferson Health's regions. You can request from multiple locations, but you must choose one to start. There are five options:

  1. Abington and Lansdale
  2. Center City
  3. Magee
  4. New Jersey
  5. Northeast

Once you have selected a location, you must select a facility. You will need to provide an email so that confirmation of the request can be mailed to you. You can then specify a date range for which you want your information released. Requesting a shorter period will minimize any costs you may incur for the copies. You can also specify which pieces of your records you want to be released, particularly useful if you are requesting your records for legal or professional reasons. Selecting a subset of your records will also reduce your record fees. You can select sections like:

  • Immunization
  • Emergency Room
  • Laboratory
  • Radiology

If you are having your records sent to a new provider, you can ask that an abstract be sent instead of choosing sections. The abstract includes notes from physicals, lab results, operative history, and a discharge summary.

You can also elect to include sections that would ordinarily not be included in copies of your record due to their sensitivity. These are:

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • HIV Test Results
  • Behavioral Health Treatment

Once you have specified what you want to be released, you can set an expiration date for your request. Most facilities default to an expiration period of a year, but Jefferson Health defaults to six months.

If you are requesting on behalf of someone else, you must give your relationship and full name. You will then be asked to provide proof of your authority to request the other party's records unless you are a parent requesting a child's records and you are listed on their record. Any documents you provide cannot be encrypted.

Requesting by Mail or Fax

If you are requesting your records by mail with the authorization form, you will have a different selection of locations than you would if you were submitting your request electronically. As with electronic requests, you will need to submit proof of your representative authority if you are getting records for another person. To find the mailing address and fax number for your location, you will have to search for it on the Jefferson Health site.

Fees to Get Copies of Your Record

You may be charged a fee to get copies of your record. If you are requesting a copy of your records to be sent to a new doctor, you will not be charged. If you are requesting a copy for personal or legal needs, you will be charged 14 cents per page, plus postage if you have the copy mailed to you. The maximum amount you can be charged for your entire record varies by state.

Let DoNotPay Get Your Records for You

Jefferson Health is a large network. With the number of facilities at your disposal, it's easy to send your request to the wrong place, especially if you're not a regular patient. Save yourself the confusion and let DoNotPay handle the request for you in just three steps:

  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.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

If you have other providers in your medical history, DoNotPay can help you round up your records from any practice with these same three steps. We can assist with requests for:

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