How to Request Your OHSU Medical Records Without Hassle

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How to Obtain Your OHSU Medical Records

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a public research university based in Portland with two hospitals. The nationally-ranked hospital sees more than 200,000 patients throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, with a third or more of their patients being children. This means that the facility is holding onto a couple hundred thousand medical records at any given time.

Requesting your medical records can be easy! Use DoNotPay's platform to gain access via a print or electronic copy by filling out a few personal details and sitting back while we complete the task for you. Otherwise, you may also take on the task yourself by filling out a medical records release form. To help, we have the insight you need into questions like how to get your medical records, how long your records are kept by the hospital, and more.

How Much Does It Cost to Retrieve OHSU Medical Records?

The cost of retrieving your depends on the facility you're working with. For instance, many facilities charge by the page, no matter what format you obtain your health records in—print or electronic.

For the Oregon Health & Science University, in particular, the cost of obtaining medical records does have a fee (includes postage and other supplies included in copying records), but it is only discussed with medical correspondence. You can reach them at (503) 494-6288.

What Types of OHSU Medical Records Are Restricted From Being Released?

If the medical records you're requesting are your own, you'll have complete access to your records with the proper documents and identification. This can include:

  • A valid I.D.
  • Your social security number
  • Birth certificate, and more if requested

However, if you're trying to get medical records for your child, there will be some that are restricted. For instance, drug use and sexual activity records are not often shared with parents or legal guardians.

In fact, most doctors choose not to share health care information without consent, starting with minors as young as 12. This is to give minors more control over their health care and records—meaning parents won't be able to access or request tests without the minor's consent.

Who Can Obtain OHSU Medical Records?

According to OHSU, you can typically get a copy of a medical record if you qualify for one of the following:

  • You are interested in retrieving your own medical records.
  • You are the parent or legal guardian of the minor you want to obtain the medical records for.
  • You are the power of attorney of the person you are obtaining medical records for.
  • You are the legal next of kin of a deceased patient's medical records.

How to Request Your OHSU Medical Records on Your Own

You can access your OHSU medical records online or request physical copies from the hospital by completing your medical records request form and submitting it in person, by mail, or by fax.

Here is the relevant contact information for OHSU:

Online PortalOHSU's MyChart
Phone Number(503) 494-6288
Fax Number(503)494-6970
Address3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239

For the best experience, discuss any questions or concerns you have about your records with your doctor to ensure you have an in-depth understanding of the results. They can also direct you where to go if you notice any mistakes or potential errors.

What if I Want to Make Amends to My Health Records?

If you notice that something isn't right when looking at your medical records, it is important that you discuss the potential problem with someone who can help make changes right away. You can do this by calling (503)494-6290 to voice your concerns, and they will direct you where to go if it is determined that there is an error.

Let DoNotPay Request Your OHSU Medical Records for You

Don't go at it alone! Sure, you can request your OHSU medical records on your own, but you don't have to. Let DoNotPay do it for you to save time for more important matters.

All you have to do to request your OHSU medical records with DoNotPay is to fill out the following:

  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.

And that's all you need to do! DoNotPay will send your request for medical records to your health care provider within a few days, and you should have your records received within a few weeks!

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