Obtain Your McLaren Medical Records in 3 Quick Steps

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Obtain Your McLaren Medical Records in 3 Quick Steps

McLaren is a hospital network with 14 locations that are primarily in Michigan. Whether you went to McLaren Flint, Port Huron, or another one of the many McLaren locations, you may now need to obtain your for the continuation of care or another reason.

Navigating the medical record request process is not always easy, especially with each McLaren location having different rules, instructions, and contact information. To help make this ordeal easier, DoNotPay is here to guide you through the process and solve it for you in three steps.

Understanding McLaren Hospital Medical Records Policies

Each hospital in the McLaren hospital network does not release McLaren medical records without the patient's explicit consent in compliance with HIPAA. Each hospital also has an online patient portal where you can easily see your electronic health records, including lab results, care summaries, immunization records, and more.

How to Request Medical Records From Any McLaren Hospital Location

Since there are many hospitals under the McLaren umbrella, each hospital location has different contact information, instructions for requesting your medical records, policies on fees, and more.

You can find all the contact information and a link to the specific medical records request instructions for each McLaren location in the table in the next section. However, in general, to request your medical records from a McLaren hospital, this is what you will be asked to do:

  1. Download the Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Information form. You can find the form for your specific McLaren location on the corresponding website, listed in the table in the next section.
  2. Fill out the form completely. Expect to include your basic information, the reason for requesting copies, what information you want to be released, and where you want them sent.
  3. Sign and date the form.
  4. Include a photo-copied picture of your government-issued ID, if requested.
  5. Either mail, fax, or email the completed form to your McLaren location, depending on the specific instructions given by that McLaren hospital.

Medical Records Request Information for Each McLaren Hospital Location

In the table below, find the contact information for your McLaren hospital location:

BranchPhone numberFax numberMailing addressMedical records requests instructions
McLaren Bay Special Care(989) 894-3873Not listedMedical Records Department, 1900 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48706Bay Special Care instructions
McLaren Central Michigan(989)772-6754, Option #2Not listedMedical Records Department, 501 South Mission Street, Suite C, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858Central Michigan instructions
McLaren Greater Lansing(517) 975-6550, Option #1(517) 975-6561Medical Records Department, 401 West Greenlawn, Lansing, MI 48910Greater Lansing instructions
McLaren Macomb(586) 493-8400Not listedMcLaren Macomb, Medical Records Department, 1000 Harrington Blvd., Mount Clemens, MI 48043Macomb instructions
McLaren Oakland(248) 338-5163Not listedMedical Records Department, 50 North Perry Street, Pontiac, Michigan 48342Oakland instructions
McLaren St. Luke's419-893-5946419-891-80215901 Monclova Rd, Maumee, OH 43537St. Luke's instructions
McLaren Bay Region(989) 894-3873Not listedMedical Records Department, 1900 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48706Bay Region instructions
McLaren Caro Region(989) 672-5110(989) 715-4401Health Information Management, 401 North Hooper Street, Caro, Michigan 48723Caro Region instructions
McLaren Flint(810) 342-2228Not listedMedical Records Department, 401 South Ballenger Hwy, Flint, MI 48532Flint instructions
McLaren Lapeer Region(810) 667-5555Not listedMedical Records Department, 1375 North Main, Lapeer, MI 48446Lapeer Region instructions
McLaren Northern Michigan(231) 487-7751Not listedMedical Records Department, 327 West Mitchell, Petoskey, MI 49770Northern Michigan instructions
McLaren Port Huron(810) 989-3127(810) 985-26871221 Pine Grove Avenue, Port Huron, MI 48060Port Huron instructions
McLaren Thumb Region(989) 269-1512(989) 715-4401Medical Records Department, 1100 S Van Dyke Rd, Bad Axe, MI 48413Thumb Region instructions

How to Transfer Medical Records to McLaren Hospitals

If you go to a McLaren hospital, you will likely need to transfer your previous medical records to McLaren. You will have to check with your specific McLaren hospital, but in general, you can expect to do the following to transfer medical records to McLaren hospitals:

  1. Contact your previous doctor's office.
  2. Sign the authorization form.
  3. Have your doctor's office transfer the records to a McLaren hospital.

Does It Cost Money to Get Your Medical Records From McLaren Hospital?

Each McLaren hospital has a different policy regarding fees for obtaining medical records. Some are free, and some are free only to continue care. In contrast, others charge depending on how many pieces of paper are necessary for your medical records.

Does This McLaren Location Charge for Medical Record Release?

  • Bay Area Special Care: No
  • Central Michigan: May apply
  • Greater Lansing: Yes
  • Macomb: May apply, but no fees for the continuation of care
  • Oakland: Call (248) 338-5163 for information about fees
  • St. Luke's: May apply
  • Bay Region: No
  • Caro Region: Call (989) 672-5110 for information about fees
  • Flint: No, in most cases
  • Lapeer Region: No fee for continuation of care
  • Northern Michigan: No fee for continuation of care, but fees do apply for other purposes
  • Port Huron: Call (810) 989-3127 for information about fees
  • Thumb Region: Call (989) 269-1512 for information about fees

Save Time by Using DoNotPay to Get Your McLaren Medical Records

Since there are so many McLaren hospitals, it can get confusing to determine what to do for your hospital location and where to send your authorization form. Thankfully, DoNotPay is here to help. DoNotPay is an all-in-one resource for requesting medical records, from answering how long medical records are kept to helping you fill out a medical records release form.

DoNotPay has seen these requests before and knows how to write your health care provider a simple, straightforward, and effective letter that will get your legally-guaranteed health records for you in no time.

  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.

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