The Easiest Way to Request Sanford Medical Records

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The Easiest Way to Request Sanford Medical Records

Everyone legally has a right to their medical records. But even if you know this, actually obtaining them can be difficult. If you need your , or need to know how to get them, you are in the right place.

Medical records are required by law to be held and accessible for a certain amount of time. If you need to get them, you must fill out specific forms and follow protocol. Unfortunately, the protocol varies from entity to entity. For example, Baptist will have different steps than Cleveland Clinic or Mercy. The forms will all be different as well, with varying forms for the release of information and personal use.

Learning how to access your medical records can be time-consuming and frustrating. DoNotPay recognized the struggle and is here to help you get your medical records quickly and easily.

Why Do You Need Your Medical Records?

If obtaining your medical records is something you have never thought to do, you might wonder why you should do so. There are several reasons you might need or want your , and here are a few:

  • You need to seek a second opinion.
  • You are moving and need to transfer to a new doctor.
  • You wish to start seeing a new doctor.
  • The medical records are required to see a specialist.
  • Your insurance company, such as Kaiser, is requesting the records.
  • You would like to keep the documents for your personal reference.
  • You wish to access your health records electronically so that they are easily accessible.

How to Get Medical Records From Sanford

Now that you know why you may need medical records, you need to know how to get them. If you are a patient at any Sanford location, there are varying ways to request your .


If you wish to view your medical records electronically, Sanford offers My Sanford Chart. This is not a complete medical history but does offer a glimpse at immunizations, tests, etc. To access your My Sanford Chart, there are a few steps to take.

  1. Go to
  2. Choose request access for yourself.
  3. Choose whether you are accessing your dependent minor or your personal chart.
  4. Fill out the forms with your information.
  5. You will receive access to your medical records, prescription refills, and much more.

Mail, Fax, or Email

You have several options if you want to acquire a physical copy of your medical records from Sanford. After completing the Sanford Authorization Form, your records are accessible through the mail, in person, fax, or email. To get your medical records from any Sanford location, email To get your medical records through mail, fax, or in-person, you will need to contact the correct branch.

Sanford's location information can be found in the chart below:

Bismarck (includes facilities in Bismarck/Mandan, Dickinson, and Minot)
Mailing Address:Sanford Health Release of Information PO Box 5525 Bismarck, ND 58506
Pickup Address:Sanford Health Release of Information 1833 Bismarck Expressway Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone Number:701-323-6161
Fax Number:701-323-6951
Bemidji (includes facilities in Bemidji and Bagley)
Mailing Address:Sanford Health Release of Information 3801 Bemidji Avenue N. Bemidji, MN 56601
Pickup Address:Sanford Health Release of Information 3801 Bemidji Avenue N. Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone Number:218-333-5216
Fax Number:218-333-5355
Fargo (includes facilities in Fargo/Moorhead, Thief River Falls MN, Alexandria MN, and other surrounding areas)
Mailing Address:Sanford Health Release of Information PO Box 2010 Fargo, ND 58122
Pickup Address:Sanford Health Release of Information 530 6th Ave N. Suite F Fargo, ND 58102
Phone Number:701-234-2366
Fax Number:701-234-2053
Sioux Falls (includes facilities in Northwest Iowa, South Dakota, and Southwest Minnesota)
Mailing Address:Sanford Health Release of Information 2200 E. Benson Road Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Pickup Address:Sanford USD Medical Center 1305 W. 18th Street Sioux Falls 57117
Phone Number:605-312-5800
Fax Number:605-328-3281

Use DoNotPay to Get Your Sanford Medical Records

Although you can access your medical records on your own, the process can be confusing. Making sure you have the proper forms going to the correct location is frustrating and takes a lot of time. Luckily, DoNotPay is here to help. We will help you get your in a few 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.

That is it. After these steps, you can relax, knowing DoNotPay will get your health records quickly and successfully.

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