How to Obtain Your Medical Records from Portsmouth Regional Hospital

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How to Obtain Your Medical Records from Portsmouth Regional Hospital

There are many reasons why a person would want to obtain medical records, including when they change doctors, applying for medical benefits through certain government programs, or having the records on-hand in case you become incapacitated and need loved ones to make medical decisions quickly.

While there are several ways to , each option requires time and effort that can be hard to come by when life gets busy. DoNotPay's Request Medical Records product makes obtaining medical records a breeze.

About Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) is a 234-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH. It is a private, tax-paying hospital that serves patients from New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. Some of the hospital's listed strengths include:

  • It has the only comprehensive heart and vascular program in the region.
  • The only 24/7 comprehensive neurosurgical and stroke clot retrieval and aneurysm coiling programs for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes in the region.
  • 24-hour emergency care and other specialties, including oncology services, orthopedics, diagnostic imaging, and behavioral health services.

You Have a Right to Access Your Medical Records

Healthcare providers often make it difficult for patients to access or transfer their medical records. However, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 requires providers to release your records to you. Having your medical records allows you to:

  • Monitor chronic health conditions
  • Track progress in disease or wellness programs
  • Directly contribute their information to research

The information that is included in your right of access includes medical and billing records; information about enrollment, payment, and claims adjudication; other documents that are used in whole or in part to make decisions about your care, including the results of laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging (X-ray), clinical notes, and more.

The types of information you cannot obtain through a medical records request includes psychotherapy notes, hospital peer review files, provider performance reviews, or information the hospital has compiled in anticipation of action being taken against them.

How to Obtain Your Medical Records from Portsmouth Regional Hospital

offers three ways for patients to access their medical records, including:

  1. By mail
  2. Having the records transferred to a new doctor or facility
  3. Providing electronic access

Here is a look at the process for obtaining your records in each of these three methods.

By MailIf you would like to receive your medical records by mail, you can download the request form, fill it out completely, and mail it to:

HCA Shared Services, Release of Information

Boulders VIII, 7300 Beaufont Springs Drive

Richmond, VA 23225

Five to seven days are required for Healthport Technologies, the firm that handles the hospital's medical records, to process the request.

Sent to Your DoctorIf you would like to have your medical records sent to your doctor or another medical facility, you can fax the form to (855) 226-6070.

You can also complete a records release form and have your medical provider make the request on your behalf. The hospital can expedite physician record requests when necessary and provide these records without charge to you or your physician.

ElectronicallyPortsmouth Regional Hospital also provides patients with a way to access their medical records electronically through My Health One, an online healthcare platform that provides patients with a secure way to view details from recent hospital visits, as well as to grant access to the account for caregivers.

Additional services offered to those who sign up for the platform include the ability to schedule appointments, tour hospitals, or even take advantage of the many classes the platform offers on topics such as prenatal and birthing care or first aid.

If You Have Questions or Need to Check the Status of Your Request

Individuals who have questions about making a medical records request can contact Portsmouth Regional Hospital at 877-302-7338.

How DoNotPay Can Make the Process Easier

DoNotPay understands that not everyone has the time or ability to download forms and wait on the postal service to deliver your request and your medical records to be returned to you. We can make your request for you in three easy steps:

  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.

Can DoNotPay Help Me With Other Medical Records Issues?

Getting your Portsmouth Regional Hospital medical records is just a starting point of what you can accomplish by using DoNotPay Take a look at these other medical record-related issues that DoNotPay has successfully navigated now and in the past.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Having a copy of your medical records or access to your electronic records can provide you and your family members with important information that can prove invaluable in a medical emergency. This is only one of the many tasks DoNotPay can help you with. Others include:

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