How to Request Your Medical Records From Regions Hospital

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How to Request Your Medical Records From Regions Hospital

If you have received treatment at , you might be wondering how to request your medical records so you can make sure your doctor has all of the information or just keep a copy for yourself. This could be particularly important if you had to go to the emergency room and now need or have a referral.

DoNotPay can help you get your medical records quickly and easily, whether it's from Regions or other providers such as Cleveland Clinic, Baptist, Kaiser, or Mercy.

When Can You Not Get Your Medical Records?

You have the right to get copies of all of your medical records for the most part. You can also access your child's medical records and the medical records of anyone you have a healthcare power of attorney for.

There are, however, a couple of exemptions. These are:

  • Psychotherapy notes. You do not have the right to access the personal notes a therapist or counselor makes about your sessions. This allows the therapist to do their job without your interference. Some therapists may be more transparent about their notes.
  • The information is being compiled for a lawsuit or criminal case.
  • You are in a clinical trial and have waived your right to information about the trial until it is over, for example, if you don't know if you are in the treatment wing or the placebo wing.

Hospitals should not deny access to records for any other reason. Be aware that if you were treated some time ago, they might no longer have the documents you asked for.

How to Request Medical Records From Regions Hospital

Unfortunately, region Hospital does not accept medical record requests through their patient portal. Instead, you will need to fill out a medical records release form and mail or fax it to the specific department. Some facilities require that you call first.

You will need to have handy where you want the information sent (whether you, your doctor, or another person who needs your records, such as your employer for workers' comp claims), the dates of service, and your diagnosis. You also need to declare a purpose for release, although I would note that the law does not require this. The hospital says this is for internal tracking purposes.

You can receive the records by mail, patient portal, or secure email. Note that x-rays cannot be sent by email (likely due to file size limitations). You can also pick them up.

Contact information for medical records is in this table:

Facility AddressRegions Hospital

640 Jackson Street

St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone Number651-254-2468

How to Transfer Medical Records to Regions Hospital

If you want to transfer your medical records to Regions Hospital, you will need to file a request with the originating facility. Hospitals cannot request your medical records from another person on your behalf without your consent.

DoNotPay can help you file that request and make sure that your records promptly make it to Regions Hospital.

Does Regions Hospital Charge for Medical Records?

Hospitals are allowed to charge reasonable administrative costs, which tend to be higher for x-rays and for physical copies of your records. Electronic health records are typically cheaper.

Regions Hospital does not release their charges, but Minnesota has limits of:

  1. $1.35 a page for copies.
  2. $17.76 for file retrieval.
  3. $10 for x-ray retrieval.
  4. Actual cost for copies of x-rays.

One can thus assume the charges to be about that level.

How to Request Your Medical Records From Regions Hospital With the Help Of DoNotPay

Getting your medical records on your own can be a pain, especially if you need to get them to your new doctor quickly. In some cases, a hospital might deny your legally guaranteed right over a technicality because you filled the form out wrong, etc.

DoNotPay can help. We can generate a request letter for you that is clear and effective and spells out your rights. We can get you your health records quickly, and then you can move on. Here's how:

  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.

We can help you if is being particularly recalcitrant too, even if you end up having to send demand letters to to get access to you or your child's records.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay can't only help you get your medical records. We have thousands of products that cover many things you might want to do which are tedious, time-consuming, and don't really need all that much human attention. This might include:

  • Putting together an advanced health care directive
  • Suing somebody in small claims court
  • Requesting sick leave

Count on DoNotPay to handle these things so you can do the more important tasks that do require a human. Remember, a robot never gets bored!

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