How to Gain Access to Your Kadlec Medical Records

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How to Request Medical Records from Kadlec Regional Medical Center

is a not-for-profit community health system committed to providing safe and compassionate care to all its patients. Medical records are kept within the hospital to allow people to access them easily.

Kadlec Regional Medical Center requires you to fill out and submit a form that authorizes the hospital to release your medical records. You can find the form online or at the hospital's medical records department and submit it via email, fax, or in-person.

While Kadlec has provided a straightforward request process for your medical records, the hassle of moving from one department to another and mailing the documents may be inconvenient for you. DoNotPay has a Request Medical Records product that can ease your request process and get your medical records without hassle.

What Types of Medical Records are Restricted from Being Released?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the right to access your health records without any restriction. However, Regional Medical Center may hold some medical records for different reasons.

Such reasons include the following.

  • If a patient requests that their medical records be kept private.
  • If the patient's condition resulted from a newsworthy case such as violence.
  • If the records are meant to be used as evidence in a court of law.
  • If the records reveal a person's identity, who has been promised confidentiality.

In cases where the patient has requested the hospital to restrict their medical records from other people for various reasons, the records are kept private until the patient allows access.

Why Might I Need Medical Records from Kadlec Regional Medical Center?

Your medical records are essential, not only as legal documents but also to help you understand your health requirements. Here's why you need your medical records.

  • When you move to another health facility, your new doctor will need your medical records from your previous hospital.
  • If your doctor is retiring, you need to move your medical records to your new doctor.
  • To be aware of your health status and other procedures you have undertaken. This will prevent you from duplicating dangerous procedures.
  • To inform your relatives or anyone else like an attorney of your condition.

How to Request Medical Records from Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Kadlec has an easy medical records request process, and anyone can follow the process and get their medical records in no time. Here's how to go about it.

  1. Visit Kadlec Regional Medical Center's medical records department and request an authorization form. You can also download the form in your preferred language from here.
  2. Fill it out correctly and sign.
  3. Attach a government-issued photo ID and submit it.
  4. You can send it via mail, fax, or in-person at the medical records department.

You may need to pay a small fee as stipulated in the state's law. However, according to Rhode Island's laws on charging for medical records, hospitals should not ask patients to pay any amount to retrieve or copy their medical records.

However, if an authorized third-party requests for the medical records, they may need to pay $2.50 per page for the first ten pages, $0.75 per page for pages 11-60, and $0.50 per page for other pages beyond page 61.

There are other specific medical records that should not be charged as per the law. They include:

  1. Copies of immunization.
  2. Records are used to support a claim like medical assistance, unemployment compensation, Temporary Disability Insurance, Rite Care, or other federal or state needs-based benefits programs.
  3. Records to be used in a civil court certification proceeding.
  4. Records to be sent to another health care practitioner.

Kadlec Regional Medical Center Contact Details

If you need to contact Kadlec for any inquiries on medical records, you can use the information in the following table.

Emailroi.mailbox@kadlec.org
Phone Number509-942-2017
Fax509-392-5682
Mailing AddressRelease of Information – HIM

800 Swift Blvd

Suite 180

Richland, WA 99352

Once your request is received, your medical records will be prepared and sent to you within 30 days.

How to Request Medical Records From Kadlec Regional Medical Center With the Help of DoNotPay

While Kadlec allows you to access your medical records in an easy process, you can save yourself the hassle of doing it and let DoNotPay handle everything for you. DoNotPay can also help you transfer your records fast, especially if you are moving the records from one doctor to another.

Through DoNotPay's Request Medical Records product, you can access your medical records in a few simple steps.

Here's 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.

And that's it! DoNotPay will send your request for medical records to your health care provider within a few days, and you should have your records received within a few weeks.

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