How to Request Your Medical Record From Silver Cross Medical Center
Some people may get healthcare from multiple providers. Keeping track of their medical records can be challenging. In most cases, health records are maintained in electronic format which might make it seem like sharing the information between multiple providers is easy but that is not the case.
Patients have rights about who is allowed to have access to their records. Healthcare facilities can't share anyone's medical records without their permission. Silver Cross Medical Center protects the confidentiality of their patient's . They have multiple steps for a patient to take in order to share their records.
The HIPAA or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act intends to protect the patient’s right to confidentiality but sometimes it adds a little burden for the patient when they need to request medical records.
With the help of DoNotPay, patients with should be able to easily share their records with their doctors wherever they are, including between:
DoNotPay makes it easy to access medical records and makes the transfer between facilities seamless.
Why Might You Need Hard Copies of Your Medical Records?
There are many reasons why a patient has to and below are some of those:
- Need to review their records across different facilities
- Need to get a better understanding of how doctors are viewing their medical conditions.
- Making a decision about their healthcare.
- Legal issues that require medical records to be presented, such as proving injury after a motor vehicle accident.
- Or for simple record-keeping
One concern to take into consideration is record retention. Certain healthcare providers differ in the length of time that they keep patient medical records. Most health facilities maintain health records within 7-10 years but since there is no assurance to the fact, this is an excellent reason to acquire a copy of your records regularly.
DoNotPay helps get medical records from any facility, no matter how small. If the record exists, we will help acquire it.
How Do I Get a Copy of My Medical Records From Silver Cross on My Own?
Your medical records at Silver Cross are available to be sent to another healthcare organization or person. The department at Silver Cross requires you to fill out a form and either bring the form in-person to the Medical Records department or to mail the form to them. They do not offer an online or email request option. The form is available on their website in English and Spanish. It is not clear how long the process takes.
You can log in to your MySilverCross account which must be set up online, to view your medical records on the portal. You may be able to download or print your records from there.
Below is Silver Cross Hospital’s contact information for further questions and requests:
|Phone Number||(815) 300-1100|
|Mailing Address||Silver Cross Hospital Medical Records Department
1900 Silver Cross Blvd.
New Lenox, IL 60451
|Fax Number||(815) 300-7926|
Get Copies of Your Medical Records With the Help of DoNotPay
You might have more than one provider or facility that you need to request records from. DoNotPay makes it easy. We will help you make multiple requests with consistent information, so you can send a request everywhere they need to go. Your information will be all in one place, and you can keep track of all the requests that you submitted.
Follow these 3 steps to request medical records from your previous or current health care provider with 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.
DoNotPay has completed hundreds of these requests. We prepare a clear and effective letter to your health provider that will help you get your health records in no time.
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