How Do You Obtain Silver Cross Hospital Medical Records?
Whenever you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to obtain your what do you do? Some people might throw in the towel and decide that it is not worth the fight, but others are striking back and making the demand that they must have access to their medical records. After all, they are legally entitled to those records, and they deserve to see them when they need them.
If you have been banging your head against the wall trying to obtain your medical records, then you should know that DoNotPay can provide you with the help you need to make it happen.
Who Has a Legal Right to Medical Records?
Medical records are precious documents that must be kept under lock and key only to be accessed by people who specifically have legal permission to view them. No one wants to be in a position where they have their private medical records fall into the hands of someone who is not supposed to see them. This is why the list of people who have a legal right to view them is so limited. It includes:
- The patient
- The guardian or caregiver of the patient (requires permission if the patient is over age 18)
- The medical staff that will be performing procedures on the patient
- Anyone else that the patient has signed permission over to (such as a lawyer, etc.)
This list is kept intentionally small in order to make sure that only those who have a legitimate need to see this information are privy to it. State and federal laws are very strict on these matters to ensure patient privacy, and they should be.
Do You Have to Pay For Your Medical Records?
There are charges associated with your no matter where you request them from. You should be prepared to pay some money to get your records because of the labor and materials that go into delivering them to you. This is true even if you request electronic medical records. How much should you expect to have to pay for access to something like this? It all comes down to which state you live in and how much the specific facility that you are requesting records from is going to charge.
Here are some types of charges you might see:
- Labor charges (flat rates or by the hour)
- Per page charges (a charge for every page of your records that is sent to you)
- Verification charges (a fee to verify that the records are accurate and going to the right person)
The total cost of getting your records sent to you can get pretty expensive fairly quickly. You don't want to ignore this or order records when you don't truly need them. Paying these fees time and time again will get expensive, and you probably don't want to take a chance on something like that. Instead, calculate the true cost of getting your records sent to you ahead of time, and then make a decision about if you will still request them or not.
How to Get Your Silver Cross Medical Records on Your Own
To request your medical records:
- Go online at the MySilverCross Patient Portal.
- Complete the Medical Records Authorization Form for Silver Cross Hospital. It is available in English and Spanish. Sign, date and submit this form in person or by mail for the request to be valid.
Here’s how you can get in touch with Silver Cross:
|Silver Cross Contact Information|
|Silver Cross Hospital Medical Records Department||1900 Silver Cross Blvd. New Lenox, IL 60451|
|Phone Number for Requests for Medical Records||(815) 300-7505|
|Phone Number for Requests for Imaging Records||(815) 300-7055|
|Phone Number for Information||(815) 300-1100|
DoNotPay Will Help You Get Your Medical Records
There are so many hoops to jump through that it is hardly any surprise that people don't always know what to do to get their medical records. Others are exhausted by the work that goes into getting the records and simply won't do it.
Either way, the important thing to remember is that your records are meant to be your personal property, and anyone who stands in the way of you getting what you need should be informed of your right to access them. DoNotPay has made the process easier.
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.
How to request medical records using DoNotPay:
- 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.
This is an incredibly effective and easy way to take care of getting your medical records delivered to you in a timely fashion. With DoNotPay, you can easily get medical records from many facilities, including:
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