How to Access Sinai Grace Medical Records the Easy Way

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How to Request Your Sinai Grace Medical Records the Easy Way

No one should ever tell you that you can't access your for any reason. As it turns out, you have a legal right to these records at all times if you are the patient. You will have to follow the proper procedures to get your hands on them, but these records belong to you and are all about you.

You deserve to have your chance to look through them whenever you please. DoNotPay can help you cut through some of the red tape that may come up that prevents you from getting your medical records as soon as you want them.

HIPAA Laws Mean That Only You and Select Others Get Access

An interesting thing about and medical records kept at all facilities is that they must be protected. The medical facilities are tasked with creating, storing, and protecting all medical records that they create in the course of their work. This is because of a set of laws known as HIPAA laws.

These laws are meant to protect patient privacy and help ensure that everyone who enters a medical facility can rest assured that they will be treated with the utmost respect and that their medical needs will be attended to properly.

No one should ever worry about:

  1. Their private medical data being leaked to people who shouldn't have it
  2. That they won't receive quality care because someone unauthorized knows something about their medical history
  3. That they will be discriminated against because of some element of their medical history.

HIPAA laws exist for many reasons, and it is so critical that they be respected at all times. We need these laws in our life to make it easier to get along and do what we need to do to carry on with our lives. There are many people who feel great comfort knowing that their medical records can only be revealed to:

  • Themselves
  • Their doctors and nurses
  • Their guardians or caregivers (with permission)
  • Their lawyers (with permission)

They don't have to worry about anyone from the outside getting a hold of their information when they are not supposed to have it. That is why there is such strong support for these laws.

Does Sinai Grace Hospital Charge for Medical Records?

There are charges associated with obtaining your medical records. The various states throughout the country have determined that certain charges are reasonable for a medical facility to request in order to recoup their own costs for providing those records. Sinai Grace Hospital is located in Detroit, and therefore is subject to Michigan state laws regarding how much they may charge for medical records.

Here is the breakdown:

ItemCost
Labor charges$23.71
Pages 1-20$1.19 per page
Pages 21-50$0.60 per page
Pages 51+$0.23 per page

Depending on how lengthy your medical records are, you could pay a good deal of money to receive them. You may want to opt for electronic delivery of your records, but you should know that you will be required to provide additional information if you wish to get your documents in this fashion. You will have to show:

  1. Proof of ID
  2. Your date of birth
  3. Your Social Security number
  4. Your full legal name
  5. The specific records you are requesting
  6. Your signature

Every piece of this information is required so the hospital keeping the records can provide only the ones that you specifically request and only to the people who are authorized to see them. In this case, that is yourself as the patient. Just make sure you have everything together when they come asking for it. You don't want to be put on the spot to produce your documents and not have it all together.

DoNotPay Can Simplify This for You

DoNotPay offers a way to simplify everything for you and make it easier to get your hands on your medical records when you need them. 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.

  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.

DoNotPay can help you access:

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay doesn't want to stop at just offering you the chance to get your own medical records. Yes, that is an important service, but they have many other things that they do as well to provide value to you including:

You could take on any of these tasks on your own if you wanted to, but you would probably spend more time trying to get them done by yourself than you ever would when using DoNotPay. Thus, it just makes sense for you to try them out and see how they can assist you today.

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