Obtain Your Methodist Hospital Medical Records

Request Medical Records Obtain Your Methodist Hospital Medical Records

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HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act does a lot to protect who can and can't see your medical records. For example, your doctor can't tell your mother anything medical in nature if you are over 18 years of age without your permission. It also allows you to request your own medical records, in case you need them for some reason.

If you require help requesting your , DoNotPay can help. We know who to call, so you aren't waiting on the phone for hours or playing email tag with someone who has twenty tasks to complete in the next fifteen minutes.

What Rights Does HIPAA Give You?

Under HIPAA, you have the right to access your medical records, even if you aren't up to date on your medical bills, according to Health IT. Your doctors have 30 days to get you these records, or else they are in violation of the HIPAA law. In some rare cases, this deadline may be extended by another 30 days, but you must be provided a legitimate reason why they can't give you the records now.

There are a few exceptions for denying you access to your medical records, and this includes a potential danger to either yourself or someone else. Other reasons why your request for medical records could be denied could include:

  1. Mental illness
  2. Sexually transmitted diseases
  3. Drug/alcohol abuse.

You can also request changes if you find something inaccurate in the report, such as a procedure that was scheduled, but never took place for one reason or another. If the record shows that the medical office went through with the procedure, then this is obviously something you'll need to get changed ASAP.

Why Would I Need My Medical Records from Methodist Hospital?

There are several reasons why you might need to request your medical records from . Here are a few reasons having a copy of your medical records is important.

  1. You're having health problems, and your family needs access to this information, so they can alert medical personnel if and when you aren't able to do so yourself.
  2. You're moving to a new location, and won't be using Methodist Hospital any longer.
  3. Your wish to switch to a new doctor or your current doctor is getting ready to retire.
  4. It's convenient to have access to it right now as opposed to in a week when someone finally has time to look it up.
  5. You've already had a procedure, but your medical team is discussing doing it again.
  6. Your doctor's office or local hospital may be closing down, and you aren't sure how long they'll keep your medical records on file.

How Do I Get My Medical Records From Methodist Hospital?

Getting your electronic medical records from Methodist Hospital is fairly straightforward. You'll need to sign up with My Chart on the Methodist Hospital website. Once you do this, you can:

  • communicate directly with your doctor by asking questions using My Chart
  • access your test results as soon as they are logged in
  • request prescription refills
  • manage your appointments.

You can even view the details of your appointments, such as looking back at exactly what your doctor said, instead of trying to remember some obscure medical term they threw out that you can't pronounce much less explain to someone else.

If you need a paper copy, then here is the contact information to help get them.

CampusAddress Phone number
Northlake CampusCorporate Office

600 Grant St

Gary, IN 46402

Southlake Campus8701 Broadway

Merrillville, IN 46410


In order to get a copy of your medical records, you'll need to file a medical release form, which Methodist calls a Release of Information Authorization Form. This will require information such as:

  • Your name
  • Birthdate
  • Address
  • Phone Number

You'll also need to fill out why you want the records, such as:

  • Test results
  • Pertinent parts/abstract of medical records
  • History and physical
  • Discharge summary
  • Consultation
  • Other

How to Transfer Medical Records to Methodist Hospital

Your current medical doctor should send over your medical records, so this isn't something you have to do on your own. It's important to make sure that they have arrived, but the Methodist Hospital Patient Access Department will call you directly before your appointment to go over details such as your demographics and insurance information. This would be a great time to ask about your records.

Access Your Methodist Medical Records With DoNotPay

Most people don't have any trouble accessing their , but it can happen. For example:

  1. Your request may become lost in a pile of other requests.
  2. It may be declined for some reason.
  3. You may not receive it in a timely manner.

When this happens, it can become very frustrating. You may end up playing phone tag with the medical records department, and considering the already heavy workload, they may not be in a hurry to get back to you. That's where DoNotPay comes in.

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.

  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.


DoNotPay Works With Other Hospitals as Well

While DoNotPay can help get your medical records from Methodist Hospitals, we don't stop there. Whether you live in Indiana, but had to visit a hospital in another state, or just need to make sure your records arrive where they're supposed to, DoNotPay can handle that.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

While helping you gain access to your medical records is great, DoNotPay doesn't stop there. We can also help with tasks such as:

When you're ready to quit sitting by the phone waiting for a call that may not come, let DoNotPay help. A few minutes is all it takes to solve a wide range of problems that may be keeping you from doing the funner things in life, like going for a walk with your dog.

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