How to Get Your Maine Medical Center Medical Records In 3 Steps

Request Medical Records How to Get Your Maine Medical Center Medical Records In 3 Steps

Request Your Main Medical Center Medical Records With DoNotPay

Obtaining your medical records doesn't have to be a difficult process. Like in many other states, your medical and health information is protected and adheres to both federal and state regulations. This means that your records cannot be shared with anyone, including other healthcare personnel, without your permission.

When you want to get your , you can request a copy on paper, USB flash drive, or compact disc. You can also view a digital copy of your records via MyChart, which is a secure website.

Need your records to sign up for a life insurance or health insurance policy? Perhaps you need them to keep track of your family's medical history. Whatever the reason may be, filling out the appropriate forms and waiting for your request to be filled can feel daunting. That's where we come in. DoNotPay can help you obtain a copy of your medical records in Maine without hassle. We'll handle the complex details so that you can sit back, relax, and wait.

HIPAA and Your Right to Access and Obtain Health Information

To better protect and serve you, in 2003 HIPAA's privacy law became national law. This means that no individuals’ identifiable health and medical information should or can be shared without direct permission from that individual.

While some states have enforced what's considered stricter protection laws, their laws will be overruled if they contradict any of HIPPA's. This mainly happens with laws surrounding consent and protects the ability to provide copies of an individual's records.

HIPPA protects your health and medical records, ensuring that they are bound by set privacy standards for

  • Healthcare Providers
  • Healthcare Clearinghouses
  • Health Plans

All parties must follow the set privacy rules and have written, or sometimes electronically given, permission to share your medical records with any other party.

According to mandate 45 CFR § 164.524, an individual has the right of access to their medical records unless it could jeopardize their health and wellbeing, be used in a civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding, or has to do with psychotherapy notes. This mandate helps provide security and ensures a third party cannot gain access to your records as a means to cause you or any individual harm. 

Can You Get Electronic Copies of Your Medical Records?

Electronic copies of your medical records are available via MyChart. If you'd like to share your records with another facility, you can sign off on the appropriate paperwork to give Maine Medical Center permission to share the digital files accordingly.

Additionally, you may access and view your records online at any given time, request updated copies, and more. Via MyChart, you should be able to download a digital file of your copies, but if you have difficulty doing so, you can also request a copy from the health information management department.

Reasons You May Need Copies of Your Medical Records

There are a variety of reasons you may need or simply want to request a copy of your Common reasons for requesting medical records include:

  1. Transferring to a new doctor/facility
  2. Signing up for life insurance
  3. You're applying for social security disability
  4. Compiling family medical history
  5. For health insurance
  6. Potential legal precedents that involve medical malpractice or health concerns

When requesting medical records from Maine Medical Center, you'll need to fill out the appropriate forms online (or by hand) and submit your request via mail, email, or fax.

Facility nameMaine Medical Center
AddressHealth Information Management Department

301C US Route One

Scarborough, ME 04074

How Much Does It Cost to Retrieve Your Medical Records?

When obtaining a copy of your medical records, pricing varies. Maine Medical Center abides by the State of Maine Statutes when it comes to affordability. In most cases, you'll receive an invoice once your request is filled. However, in some situations, you may have to pay what's considered a reasonable fee before receiving your records. Patients with larger, more in-depth files may have to pay more, but Main Medical Center does not disclose how their pricing table is set.

You should receive a copy of your records within seven to ten business days following your request. On rare occasions, it could take longer, but you can contact the Health Information Management Department with any questions at 207-662-2211 if you believe it's been longer than a week.

Don't have time to fill out forms or feel uncertain if you've provided all of the information needed to obtain a copy of your medical records? We can help.

With DoNotPay's record request services, we've streamlined the application process to ensure you get your request submitted with ease. It's free to use, easily accessible, and ensures you have all of the information needed for the records department to approve and process your request.

How to Request Medical Records Using DoNotPay

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.

How to request medical records using DoNotPay:

  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. 

How Else Can DoNotPay Assist You?

Do you need to obtain your medical records from another location or do you have more questions about the protection and rights surrounding your private information? We've got you covered. To best point you in the right direction, we've compiled a shortlist of our most popular and helpful guides when it comes to medical records.

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