How to Obtain Your Sharp Medical Records
Whether you are a person who gets nothing more than wellness checkups once a year or are dealing with an ongoing condition that takes you to the doctor's office frequently, having access to your medical records is important. If you need access to or records from any other healthcare system, it is your right as the patient to request these records. You also can authorize other medical professionals to get access to these records when needed.
Are you unsure as to how to request your medical records? If you have never made this request before, you can get help with your medical records request with DoNotPay.
Why Might I Need My Medical Records from Sharp?
Medical records from Sharp Community Medical Group or any other healthcare facility may be needed from time to time, and you as the patient have the authority to give permission to medical professionals for access. The most common reasons that a patient may request their include:
- Transferring to a new doctor outside the facility
- Moving to another state
- Providing new doctors or specialists with previous records of treatment to minimize duplication of tests
- Having detailed records for those dealing with chronic medical conditions
How to Get Medical Records from Sharp
Sharp Community Medical Group and its associated facilities provide its patients with the ability to request medical records and request a release of medical records to specific healthcare providers.
|Patient Authorization Form
|Before you request your medical records be sent to yourself or your healthcare provider, you will need to sign a patient authorization form. This form permits Sharp to provide access to your medical records with your permission. This authorization form can be revoked at any time, if necessary.
|Records from Sharp HealthCare
|Patients can request records from Sharp HealthCare by sending the authorization form to:
|Records from Rees-Stealy Medical Group
|Patients can request records from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group by sending an authorization form to:
|Records from Sharp Community Medical Group
|Patients can request records from Sharp Community Medical Group by visiting the provider's office in which they received care.
|Some medical records for Sharp patients may be available through the FollowMyHealth account. All a patient has to do is sign in and view the records.
Does it Cost to Obtain Sharp Medical Records?
Medical records from Sharp may have costs associated with the request. Some of the costs you may incur when requesting your medical records include both clerical costs and costs to copy paper records. Providing Sharp with the ability to give you electronic medical records may reduce the costs associated with your request.
Transferring Medical Records to Sharp Community Medical
If you have received treatment outside of Sharp Community Medical, you may need to have your records transferred to Sharp. In this case, you will have to provide authorization to the previous health system to release your records to your current medical provider at Sharp. Once authorized, your current medical provider will have access to your records.
Get Your Sharp Medical Records with DoNotPay
If you have been a patient with Sharp Community Medical Group, you will want to access your medical records whenever you need them. With DoNotPay, you can follow a couple of simple steps and get the records you need.
DoNotPay has seen these requests before and knows how to write your health care provider a simple, clear, and effective letter that will get your legally-guaranteed health records for you in no time.
- 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.
Your health records are an essential part of your overall healthcare, now and in the future. Getting access to your health records is the best way to make sure you have accurate wellness and treatment when you are ill.
DoNotPay Can Help with All Your Medical Records
A person's medical records are rarely all in one place. People move, changed doctors, and visit different medical facilities for specific evaluations and treatments. If your medical records are located in different hospital systems, DoNotPay can help you get access to them. Some of the hospital systems that DoNotPay can help with include:
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
When you want to get things done, DoNotPay can help out with all kinds of everyday tasks. Some of the tasks that DoNotPay can help with include:
- Creating an advance healthcare directive
- Requesting sick leave
- Obtaining copies of your birth certificate
- Getting help with bills
And just like that, you'll be able to get what you need with DoNotPay.