How to Access Your Lahey Medical Records

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How to Get Your Lahey Medical Records Without the Hassle

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act gives you the right to access your medical records upon request. There are numerous reasons for requesting your medical records, and it is a great way to actively participate in your healthcare treatment plans while ensuring the accuracy of your electronic health records.

For Lahey Hospital patients, accessing your Lahey medical records is essential to take control of your healthcare and may be necessary when changing doctors. Since finding the right medical records release forms or knowing how long medical records are kept may be overwhelming, many often skip taking advantage of getting their health records.

Rather than giving up on the overwhelming process of getting your medical records, press the easy button by using DoNotPay. You'll never have to worry about figuring out who to contact at your doctor's office or hospital to get the medical records you deserve or wasting hours of your day trying to speak to the right person about releasing or transferring your medical records.

DoNotPay will draft a well-written request letter on your behalf and send it to Lahey Hospital or your desired healthcare provider to ensure you get your medical records delivered promptly and without struggling.

Common Reasons for Needing a Copy of Your Medical Records

Here are some reasons why you might need your :

  • Moving out of state and need records transferred to your new healthcare provider
  • Your doctor is retiring, and you need your records transferred
  • Make updates and ensure your records are accurate
  • When preparing for emergencies

Steps to Request Lahey Medical Records

When you need your Lahey Clinic medical records, there are a few steps necessary to contact the Medical Records office to release your health records. Make sure to do the following carefully and accurately:

  1. Download and complete the Authorization for Release of Medical Information form.
  2. Alternatively, you can write a signed letter to request your Lahey medical records. You must include the following information in your letter:
  • Your full name
  • Lahey patient number (if known)
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Why you need the request
  • Type of information requested
  • Where to send your medical record
  • Your signature
  1. Mail your completed form or signed letter or hand deliver to the Lahey medical records department.
  2. Wait for approval for the release of the records.
  3. Get your records delivered via your desired method.

In Person

Visit the Medical Records office located on the first floor of the Gordon building at 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 to request your Lahey medical records in person.


Send your completed authorization for release of medical information form or signed request letter to:

Medical Records

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

41 Mall Road

Burlington, MA 01805

Contact Information for Lahey Medical Clinic
Discuss Release of Medical Records781-744-8041
Discuss Release of Diagnostic Images781-744-3208
Fax for Release of Medical Records781-744-1164
Fax for Release of Diagnostic Images781-744-5363

Are There Fees for Getting Lahey Clinic Medical Records?

Yes. When requesting your health records from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, you may be charged a cost-based fee per HIPAA 45 CFR, 164.524 and will never exceed the fees outlined in Massachusetts law (MGL Chapter 111; Section 70). The exact fees associated with getting your Lahey hospital medical records will depend on the size and delivery method of your requested records.

How Long Is Release Authorization for Lahey Medical Records Valid?

Unless specified otherwise, a completed authorization to release Lahey medical records is valid for 90 days and 30 days for alcohol/drug abuse treatment.

Use DoNotPay to Get Your Lahey Clinic Medical Records

Since getting in touch with the right person at Lahey Hospital and completing required paperwork or drafting a request letter with all the necessary information can be frustrating and time-consuming, DoNotPay is here to help make the process hassle-free. DoNotPay will contact the medical facility, and then draft and send a request letter on your behalf to get your Lahey medical records released fast and easy.

Here’s how to use DoNotPay to request Lahey Clinic health records:

  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.

It's that simple to get our . DoNotPay takes care of requesting to get your records and sends all the necessary paperwork to ensure the timely release of your health records. Get started taking control of your medical records without the frustration and access the information you have a right to by contacting DoNotPay today.

Simplify Your Medical Record Requests and More with DoNotPay

While DoNotPay makes it easy to request your Lahey medical records, we can also help you get the health records you deserve from any hospital, doctor's office, or healthcare provider. Here are some requests that we can handle for you as well:

DoNotPay understands these requests and will write a simple, clear, and effective letter that gets you the legally-guaranteed health records from any hospital or healthcare provider.

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