How to Request ProMedica Medical Records Easily
Did you know that you have every right to see your medical information at any time you please? Having copies of your medical records is not only an intelligent thing to do, but it also lets you update any information at any time. Additionally, it gives your healthcare professional a glimpse into your medical past.
While you're within your rights to have your medical records, it isn't always a guarantee that you'll get them. The process can be tiring and frustrating. DoNotPay understands how vital your health information is, which is why we have made it easy for you to get your .HIPAA and Your Right To Access Health Information
Although the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is designed to protect your privacy, the regulations are so extensive that many healthcare professionals are never sure how to enforce them. This results in a complicated and lengthy process that makes getting your challenging.
Under the 45 CFR Section 164.525 mandate, you can request your medical records to view, make copies or transfer them to a designated party. Other organizations can also view your health information granted you gave them the right to when signing your patient intake form. Such entities include your billing provider, insurer, healthcare professional, and laboratory.How to Get Electronic Copies of Your Medical Records
Many hospitals will ask you to fill out a request form for your medical information. You can access the form on the hospital's patient portal or write a letter making your request. When writing a letter to request electronic copies of your ProMedica medical records, be sure to include:
- Your Name
- Social Security Number
- ID number or ProMedica's member number if provided
- Date of birth
- Contact information (address, phone number, email address)
- Records you'd like to access
- Delivery method (print, fax, mail)
Why Might You Need a Copy of Your Medical Records?
You may wish to request your for various reasons, including:
- You want to know about your medical history- Having your medical records helps you understand your genetic history and lets the doctor know about any hereditary issues.
- You want to donate your medical records- If you survived a major disease such as cancer, your medical records could help other physicians understand the complexities of such a condition which may be helpful to other people.
- Your doctor is retiring- If your doctor is retiring, you need to get your medical records so that your next physician becomes updated with your medical history.
- You're switching doctors- Switching doctors can be awkward but is necessary at times, especially if you haven't been getting the best care. Your medical records will help your new physician learn more about you medically.
How Much Does It Cost to Obtain Medical Records?
Many states usually charge a flat rate of $0.25 to make copies of your medical records. If your medical records are extensive, however, you may end up paying a hefty price.
|Medical Record - Print
|Retrieval Fee / Labor
|Printing (for Extensive Records)
|$0.03 per page
|Medical Record - CD
ProMedica lets you access your medical records for free through the MyChart platform.
What Type of Medical Records Are Restricted From Being Released?
It's your right to access your medical information. However, as the keeper of your medical records, a hospital may withhold your ProMedica medical records if they contain:
- Information that may directly result in harm to oneself or others
- Information compiled for lawsuit use
- Drug and alcohol abuse treatment
- Sexual assault
- Child abuse information
- Mental illness records containing notes considered impressions
- HIV/ AIDS and STD testing and treatment
How to Request Medical Records From ProMedica
If you'd like a copy of your ProMedica medical records, here’s what to do:
- Visit ProMedica or contact the facility's medical records department to get a request form.
- Fill out ProMedica Authorization Form online or in person.
- Select the records you'd like access to
- Submit your request by email, fax, or mail and wait
ProMedica will get back to you within a few business days. Get ProMedica Medical Records With the Help of DoNotPay
Requesting your ProMedica medical records can be intimidating. You may also not know who to ask or where to begin. But with DoNotPay, you no longer have to second guess. If you'd like to get your hands on your medical records, DoNotPay can help. Here's how:
- Search for the'Medical Records' product on DoNotPay.
- Enter the name of your provider.
- Answer a few questions about them and the designer.
And that's it. DoNotPay will handle the request and get back to you within a few days with the records requested.DoNotPay Works Across All Companies
Helping you obtain your ProMedica medical records is only one of our extensive services. With DoNotPay, you can also access medical records from various healthcare facilities such as:
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
DoNotPay is experienced in navigating bureaucratic issues such as:
- Advance healthcare directives
- Suing in small claims court
- Obtaining birth certificates
Sign up for DoNotPay to obtain your ProMedica medical records today.