The Hassle-Free Way of Getting Your NYP Medical Records

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How to Request a Copy of Your NYP Medical Records

As a consumer of healthcare services in the United States, you have a right to access your personal healthcare information at any time you wish. These rights are provided for you by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which simply states that you have the right to access your own medical records at your discretion. Whether you are switching from one doctor to another or are looking to share information with a family member if you are making a will or other life document, you have a right to get your health history information when you need it most.

Requesting your should be a simple process, and it should not take a long time to do, and it should not take weeks for you to receive the files that you have the right to access. The reason that you are requesting your files should not matter, either. The point is, you want access to your files and, under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, you have a right to see those files upon request.

DoNotPay is here to help ensure that your files are delivered to you securely and on time. We understand the frustration that comes with waiting for companies to send you the information in the mail that you have been waiting to receive. DoNotPay understands that it's frustrating and you should not have to wait a long time to get access to your personal information. That's why we are here to help.

HIPAA and Your Right to Access Health Information:

The Health Information Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) includes a Right to Access clause that means you have a right to access your personal whenever you choose to do so. The clause that states this is 45 CFR 164.524, and that clause essentially states that you are allowed to access your information when you wish to do so while ensuring that your information is protected from other people who don't have a right to access it.

How to Get (Electronic) Copies of Records:

To get those electronic copies, you will need to go to the department and go to the "request files" tab on their webpage. Then, you can request the files that you want from your past medical and have those copies sent to the address or location you specify in your entered information. The company will then be required to respond to your inquiry and send you the information you requested within 30 days of your request.

In order to send in your request for your personal information, the site will likely ask for more information about you before they are willing to release your medical information. Some of the information that they may ask you for includes the following:

  • Full Name (first/last name)
  • Social Security Number
  • Member Number for the hospital or network that you are looking to get your information from (NYP Medical Records in this case)
  • Date of Birth
  • Address/email/phone number/etc.
  • Records you wish to get from the medical establishment
  • Signature
  • How do you want to receive your documents

If you can't provide the requested information, you will not be able to easily request for your medical files to be mailed to you. That may delay the process until you obtain the required information to get your records sent to you.

However, waiting 30 days is still far too long for many people, depending on the situation that they are in at the time. These waiting periods can be extraordinarily frustrating for you if you need the information ASAP.

NYP Hospital Locations and Contact Information

HospitalLocationContact Number
NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital5141 Broadway, New York, NY 10034(212) 932-4000
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital506 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215(718) 780-3000
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032(212) 305-2500
NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065(212) 746-5454
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567(914) 737-9000
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708(914) 787-1000
NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital170 William Street, New York, NY 10038(212) 312-5000
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital3959 Broadway, New York, NY 10032(212) 305-5437
NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital5141 Broadway New York, NY 10034(844) 697-2229
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355(718) 670-2000
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065(212) 746-5454
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605(914) 682-9100

For further info, please visit Contact NewYork-Presbyterian.

Why Would I Need Copies of My Medical Records?

Life happens and a lot of life circumstances can require you to Having medical information about your past is also necessary to make quality medical choices for yourself and your family in the future. The following are some reasons why you would need to request a complete list of your medical files from NYP:

  1. Your family is compiling a medical history and needs medical files to ensure that you are including all the healthcare history information that you have -- this can be crucial in helping your family receive better care in the long term.
  2. If you are moving to a new state, then you will need a complete set of medical records to give to your new physician and other doctors when you arrive.
  3. If you are seeing a new specialist, then you will need a complete medical history to give the specialist when you see them.
  4. If you are switching physicians because you don't care for your current physician, or they are retiring, and you are switching physicians, then you will need to get a set of your medical records to transfer to your new physician.
  5. If you are providing data for health studies that you are participating in, then you will need a set of your medical records to provide to the organizers of the study.
  6. If you are planning to get insurance quotes for yourself and determine your premiums, then you will need to get your medical records to turn in to the insurance company to qualify for insurance.
  7. If you are going to a legal proceeding, you may need to provide your health records for the court proceeding to move forward.

These are some situations when you will need to get your medical records from NYP. You have a right to receive these records within 30 days of your request. Ensuring that NYP sends you the requested documents may sometimes include phone calls and extra "badgering" to ensure that they send the information you are entitled to have. It can be both chaotic and frustrating when you don't get the response you want, despite doing all the steps they tell you to complete.

Get Your Medical Records Sent to You Using DoNotPay

Another easier alternative to get your medical records mailed to you as quickly as possible is to let DoNotPay help you draft a letter to send to NYP to ensure that you get your medical records mailed to you immediately upon your request. All you need to do is to:

  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.

Completing these 3 simple steps will allow you to request your medical records through DoNotPay. DoNotPay will draft a letter and send it to . We will provide the address to which NYP can send the medical records. All you have to do is sit back and wait for your medical records to arrive.

DoNotPay Works Across All Hospitals and Clinics With a Click of a Button

DoNotPay can also request your medical records with other clinics and hospitals. Here are a few of them:

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