How to Obtain Your Loyola Medical Records
Requesting your medical records can be confusing, considering each state has different laws pertaining to privacy. On top of balancing federal and state laws, each clinic or medical center has a right to alter the process required when requesting such private details. This can feel overwhelming and take up more time than necessary. For example, when you want to request your , you need to specify which of 3 locations you're requesting from on top of providing other information about the specific records you'd like.
Want to bypass the confusion and get your request submitted with ease? DoNotPay can help you do just that. We'll handle the heavy lifting (finder details) and get you on the right track to receiving the healthcare records you need.
Do I Have a Right to My Medical Records?
In short, the answer is yes. You legally have a right to obtain all of your medical records in the U.S. Your private information is secured and cannot be shared without your acknowledgment and consent. The only time an individual's medical records may be shared without written consent is when the request involves a minor.
However, many states now request the minor to acknowledge and agree to share those files with a parent or legal guardian. In many situations, the records of a minor will not be shared if they include treatment for STDs, birth control, drug/alcohol abuse treatment, HIV, or mental illness. In several states, it's up to the physician to decide how muh they will disclose to a parental figure without the consent of a minor.
How Do I Request My Medical Records
In order to obtain your , you'll need to complete and submit an Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information Form. This will require you to provide information such as:
- Which medical center or clinic you'd like to request your files from
- Dates of treatment you'd like files for (a general timeframe is okay)
- Why you're requesting the records
- Whether or not highly personal information should be included (mental health records, HIV and AIDS testing/treatment, etc)
Upon completion, you'll need to mail your request form to the appropriate medical center. You can also fax or email your authorization form to the medical center you'd like to request records from.
|Loyola University Medical Center||Attn: Release of Information
2160 S. 1st Ave.
Maguire Building, Room 0856
Maywood, IL 60153
|Gottlieb Memorial Hospital||Attn: Release of Information
701 W. North Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160
|MacNeal Hospital||Attn: Release of Information
3249 Oak Park Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402
Getting Electronic Copies of Your Medical Records
Loyola uses an online portal called MyLoyola that allows you to securely manage and receive information about your medical charts. When you log in to your MyLoyola account, you can view lab results and summaries, schedule appointments, and more.
However, if you want full documentation of your records, you'll still need to fill out an authorization form. You can use the form to dictate the way you'd like to receive your records via mail or electronically. The digital files will be sent to the email address you provided when you submitted the authorization.
How Much Does It Cost to Obtain a Copy of Loyola Medical Records?
If you're requesting a copy of your medical records for continued healthcare with another physician, you can do so completely free of charge. You can also request your Patient Abstract for free, which includes pertinent information such as:
- Physician notes
- Operative reports
- Radiology reports
- Lab reports
Other medical records are priced in accordance with the Illinois State Fee Schedule as follows:
- Electronic Copy - $6.50
- Patient Paper Copy - Capped at $50
Are you struggling to understand Loyola's authorization form or do you need help getting the necessary information together? With DoNotPay's services, we can assist you in getting your request for your records submitted as well as finalizing where you'd like the report(s) sent.
How Can DoNotPay Help Me Request My Loyola Medical Records
DoNotPay has seen these requests before and knows how to write your health care provider a simple, clear, and effective letter that will get your legally-guaranteed health records for you in no time.
Here’s how to request medical records using DoNotPay:
- Look up medical records on DoNotPay’s website.
- Enter the name of the health care provider you’d like to receive medical records from.
- Answer a few questions about your provider and where you’d like to send the records.
More Ways DoNotPay Can Help
Need to get your medical records from another hospital or medical center? We can help you with that, too! DoNotPay has a lengthy list of providers we can assist you with when it comes to obtaining your medical records.
To make things easy, we've named a few of the most popular. However, if you don't see the one you need on our list below, you can check our medical records series to find what you need.
- Learn how long medical records are kept
- Request Kaiser Medical Records
- Ask for Mercy Medical Records
- Get Your Cleveland Clinic Medical Records
- Obtain Baptist Medical Records