How to Get Your Parkview Medical Record
Whether you want to change your healthcare providers or change directives in the event of an emergency, you should consider making the most of your right to obtain your Parkview . Many Americans outside the healthcare field may not have heard of it, but an important Federal law protects your right to access your healthcare record information and to restrict who else gets to see it. That law is called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 or HIPAA.
Gaining access to your personal medical records information without assistance is not always as easy as it sounds. The first step is to ask your healthcare provider to give you the records. Sometimes healthcare staff do not understand their patients' rights to their personal medical records or their rights to restrict access. It's not always easy to know who you have to ask in the bureaucratic maze that is the American healthcare system.
The process can result in frustration and countless wasted hours that you could have spent doing more productive or enjoyable activities. Do not despair. DoNotPay is the easiest way to get the medical record information to which you are entitled to.
What Types of Medical Records Are Restricted From Being Released?
Not all personal health information has restricted access under state and Federal law. For instance, healthcare providers may disclose information about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), mental illness treatment, and substance abuse treatment in certain circumstances. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires the disclosure of STDs as a means of protecting public health. Healthcare providers may disclose mental illness treatment in order to prevent harm to the patient or to others. Disclosure to law enforcement does not require consent when it protects people from harm.
HIPAA also permits disclosure of personal health information to caregivers since they require knowledge of the patient's condition and course of treatment in order to care for them effectively. In this regard, disclosure to caregivers without consent is in the best interest of the patient.
As a general rule, HIPAA does not protect minors from the disclosure of their personal health information upon request to parents or guardians.
As a practical matter, each state has its own laws that determine when minors are the decision-makers for their own care. In California, for example, healthcare providers may treat as decision-makers those minors over age 15 who maintain a separate domicile from their parents and who can support themselves. Such minors may restrict the disclosure of their personal health information from their parents.
How to Request Medical Records From Parkview Health
Parkview Health permits patients to obtain their personal medical records via fax, mail, MyChart, or at any location of the Parkview Health Hospital during the hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm.
- Patients can sign up for MyChart. After signing up, they can request a copy of their medical record with the online form provided. MyChart delivers the medical records electronically, within 3-14 days.
- Parkview Health provides an online Release of Information form that the patient can print out, date and sign. After properly completing the records release form, patients may then return the completed form by mail to the following address or via fax to the number below:
|Parkview Hospital Randallia Attn: HIM Release of Information 2200 Randallia Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Please note that the request may take 7-14 business days to complete. By law, Parkview Health has 30 days to complete the request. Parkview notes that the law permits healthcare providers to charge for medical records requests.
Request Your Parkview Medical Records with DoNotPay
Luckily, there is an easier way to request medical records from your current or former health care provider with DoNotPay. This is the perfect way to avoid frustration and wasted time. DoNotPay is the web-based, user-friendly, platform that makes the medical record request process easy.
DoNotPay knows how to write your health care provider a simple, clear, and effective letter that will get your legally-guaranteed health records to you faster and with a minimum of effort. The same process can help you transfer your medical records to another provider. The process has three simple steps:
- 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.
DoNotPay Works With the Click of a Button for All Companies
DoNotPay works to help you get medical records from facilities other than Parkview Health. The following are medical records that we can request on your behalf:
- Baptist Medical Records
- Cleveland Clinic Medical Records
- Mercy Medical Records
- Kaiser Medical Records
In addition, DoNotPay can request for medical records in Texas in the same way as it does in California. DoNotPay is the heart for resolving issues when you don't get what you deserve.
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Sí puede! Yes, it can. Helping you get your medical records is only one of the ways that DoNotPay can help you resolve consumer problems. Take a look at the following topics to see if any of them whet your interest:
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