How to Request Your Ohio Health Medical Records In 3 Steps
No matter who you are, you are entitled to your medical records. However, it can often be a struggle to get access to them. This can make it hard when you are in another state or changing doctors.
Are All Medical Records Available for Release from Ohio Health?
Trying to get medical records can be a daunting task. There are so many rules and requirements based on both the facility and the government. This is to protect your privacy but may still be frustrating if you are trying to get .
Before you begin requesting, there are some things you should consider. One of the biggest things to know is that not all medical records are available for release. This includes:
- Mental Health or Psychotherapy Records (notes about the patient from a physician's personal opinion)
- Records for Lawsuits
- Unfinished Research Records
- Some ER Records
- Records Regarding Other People (if it may cause them harm)
- All records that may cause harm or danger to the patient's safety
This information is protected by HIPAA. Therefore, you should be able to get a diagnosis record from your request from most hospitals and offices, but the items listed above will most likely never be something you can access.
How to Request Medical Records from Ohio Health on Your Own
If you want to obtain your Ohio Health medical records, there are several ways to go about it. Most request options will begin with you filling out a Release of Information form.
The form for Ohio Health will require you to fill out:
- Your basic information (name, address, phone, date of birth, etc.)
- The reason for your request (legal, continuing care, insurance, and more)
- The name of the hospital from which you are requesting records
- Date range of services you wish to acquire
- Which records you want to be released
- How you wish you receive your records
Once this form is filled out, you will then need to decide on the request option that works best for you. Sending record requests to Ohio Health can be done by:
You can send your request through email, but you will need to choose an alternative delivery method due to file sizes. From there, email a completed release form to:
|OhioHealth Physician Group||OHPhysiciansGroupROI@OhioHealth.com|
|OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital ONLY||Release-Of-Information-OBL@OhioHealth.com|
Once you have completed the request form, you should have a physician request the information via fax to the hospital you are requesting records from.
Fax numbers are as follows:
|OhioHealth Berger Hospital||(740) 420-8644|
|OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital||(614) 533-1153|
|OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital||(614) 533-1162|
|OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital||(614) 533-1154|
|OhioHealth Physician Group||(614) 533-1136|
|OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital||(740) 592-9200|
|OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital||(614) 533-1357|
|OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital||(614) 533-1152|
|OhioHealth at Home||(614) 566-0815|
|OhioHealth Doctors Hospital||(614) 533-1151|
|OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital||(614) 533-1155|
|OhioHealth Grant Medical Center||(614) 533-1154|
|OhioHealth Marion General Hospital||(614) 533-1163|
|OhioHealth Shelby Hospital||(614) 533-1162|
Other Contact Information
If you have questions about your medical record transfers or need an alternative way to request it, you can mail requests or call for more information.
Completed forms can be mailed to:
|OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital||HIM Dept, 1000 McKinley Park Drive, Marion, OH 43302||(740) 375-6088|
|OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital||HIM Dept, 111 S Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215||(614) 566-9320|
|OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital||HIM Dept, 55 Hospital Dr.,
Athens, OH 45701
|OhioHealth Doctors Hospital||HIM Dept, 5100 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43228||(614) 544-1015|
|OhioHealth Berger Hospital||HIM Dept, 600 N Pickaway St., Circleville, OH 43113||(740) 420-8237|
|OhioHealth Physician Group||Attn ROI Dept, 4850 E Main St
Suite 160, Columbus, OH 43213
|OhioHealth Shelby Hospital||HIM Dept, 335 Glessner Ave., Mansfield, OH 44903||(419) 526-8525|
|OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital||HIM Dept, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43214||(614) 566-5444|
|OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital||HIM Dept, 7500 Hospital Dr., Dublin, OH 43016||(614) 544-8017|
|OhioHealth at Home||HIM Dept, 5450 Frantz Rd., Columbus, OH 43016||(614) 566-0888|
|OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital||HIM Dept, 335 Glessner Ave., Mansfield, OH 44903||(419) 526-8525|
|OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital||HIM Dept, 7500 Hospital Dr.,
Dublin, OH 43016
|OhioHealth Grant Medical Center||HIM Dept, 111 S Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215||(614) 566-9320|
|OhioHealth Marion General Hospital||HIM Dept, 1000 McKinley Park Dr., Marion, OH 43302||(740) 383-8714|
If you want fast access to your records, you can take advantage of the OhioHealth MyChart. This will allow you to see all your information. For help to enroll or use MyChart, you can call:
- MyChart Support Team at (614) 533-6924
- Toll-Free at 1 (844) 646-9242
You can also send an email to MyChartSupport@OhioHealth.com
Please Note: When requesting someone else's information, you will need to show legal documentation of your ability to get it. This may include legal guardianship, power of attorney, executorship, etc.
The entire process can be time-consuming and frustrating if you need the records transferred quickly. This is why many people opt to get help ensuring they get what is needed for their purpose.
Can You Transfer Medical Records to Ohio Health from Another Doctor?
In general, for you to be able to transfer your medical records from one hospital or doctor to Ohio Health, you will need to have a physician at Ohio Health request it. However, if you can bring your own medical records to Ohio Health, then your doctor may be able to use them.
Does It Cost Anything to Request Your Medical Records?
For most basic needs, there is no cost for requesting medical records. However, this does not apply if you need your records for something other than your personal needs. Some requests that may incur a charge will include:
- Insurance Claims
- Personal Use
- Legal Purposes (filing claims)
DoNotPay Can Help You Easily Access Ohio Health Medical Records
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- Look up medical records on DoNotPay's website.
- Enter the name of the health care provider you'd like to receive medical records from.
- Answer a few questions about your provider and where you'd like to send the records.
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