How to Request Medical Records from MultiCare

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How to Request Medical Records from MultiCare

When it comes to requesting medical records, it can be rather frustrating and cumbersome. Due to the sensitive information contained in them, the sheer volume of information requested can be overwhelming. Health care facilities take the privacy of your information very seriously, and therefore, when it comes to retrieving these records, you will need to provide a lot of information for them to release the records.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, is legislation that was enacted in 1996 to ensure confidentiality of your medical records as well as your right to access them when you need them. When you are trying to get your , DoNotPay can help make the process quick and easy with a few simple clicks.

Your HIPAA Rights Explained

Mandate 45 CFR 164.524, or HIPAA, grants you the right to inspect and get copies of the information included in your medical records maintained by your health care providers. According to the website, the legislation, which was signed into law in 1996, makes it simpler for individuals to be their own health care advocates by making it easier to track chronic conditions, follow treatment programs, and identify inconsistencies in their medical records.

In addition, the mandate also protects the privacy and security of your medical records. This means that it can also make it more difficult to get the records simply due to the sensitive nature of the information contained in them.

Some Reasons for Obtaining Medical Records from MultiCare

There are many reasons you may be requesting your medical records. A few examples:

  1. You could be enrolling your child in public school for the first time. You will be required to show proof of immunization against diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, pertussis, mumps, rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B. Without these vital records, your child could miss the enrollment date, which can lead to a lot of needless frustration.
  2. You may need access to your medical records if you are switching health care providers. By bringing your medical history with you, you will be helping your new doctor learn of any conditions you may have which will lead to better health outcomes for you. This can also help avoid duplicate testing, which can cost you money in the long run.

What Types of Medical Records Are Restricted from Being Released?

Even though you are entitled to your medical records, some records may not be made available to you. For example, mental health illnesses, STDs, and drug or alcohol treatment are some examples of records that you may not be able to get.

How to Get Copies of Your Medical Records from MultiCare

When requesting your medical records from MultiCare, there are a few steps you must follow. MultiCare's website has listed several different options. Once you have downloaded and filled out the release form, you can submit it in one of two ways:

Option 1Option 2
Submit an electronic request for records via our secure online portal.Complete a release form or send a signed and dated letter specifying what is to be released and to whom.

You can either fax, mail, or scan and email the form.

Please note: You may only request copies of your own record via the portal. If you are requesting records on another patient (including your minor children), then you will need to use option #2.Fax: 253-333-2419 (only monitored Monday-Friday; 8 am-5 pm)

Mail: MultiCare

Attention: Health Information Department;

PO Box 5299;

Tacoma WA 98405

Scan and email the completed form to

As you can see, filling out a medical record release form and sending it in can be a daunting task. However, DoNotPay can help you do this with a few quick, easy steps.

How to Request Your Medical Records from MultiCare with the Help of DoNotPay

With the help of DoNotPay, requesting your electronic health records is as easy as answering a few questions.

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.

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DoNotPay can help you retrieve your medical records from MultiCare as well as from:

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