How to Get Your Stanford Medical Records Right Away
Whether you need to request your or you want to request medical records to transfer to Stanford Health Care, you have come to the right place. It is your legal right to inspect and request copies of your medical records in most cases and there are a lot of possible reasons why you might need to access them.
The problem is that many hospitals and healthcare facilities do not make the process of requesting records easy on patients. It may not be clear who you should make your request to or how long records may take to receive.
If you need to request copies of your Stanford medical records, DoNotPay can help you know what steps you need to take to obtain them. We will also show you an easier, more convenient way to request your medical records no matter where you are requesting them from nationwide. DoNotPay can assist with related topics such as finding out how long medical records are kept and obtaining medical records release forms.
HIPAA and Your Rights to Access Your Medical Records
Known as HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was accepted in 1996. The act proclaims the rights of patients regarding their protected health information (PHI). Among other things, the act established a patient's legal right to request their medical records. Healthcare providers must provide the records upon request in most situations.
Stanford Health Care and University Healthcare Alliance
Stanford Health Care has facilities that serve Redwood City and Palo Alto, CA. There are also facilities across the Bay area. University Health Care Alliance is closely affiliated with but the two are separate financial entities. When requesting medical records it is important to request them from the right facilities as they do not have access to each other's records.
Requesting Stanford Medical Records on Your Own
By following these steps, you can request Stanford medical records for yourself.
- Go to the Stanford Health Care website and search for the records request form.
- Print the form.
- Fill in the form completely. Do not forget to sign and date the request. If not completed, the request will not be honored.
- Requests can be submitted by mail or fax.
- You can go to your MyHealth portal for your electronic records. You may also access the authorization form and fill out the request online.
- Most requests will be completed within two to three weeks.
What Records Require Approval?
The request for Stanford medical records will need to be approved by specific personnel if the records indicate the patient received the following types of treatment.
- Psychiatric care - Psychologist
- Fertility treatment - Physician
- Alcohol or drug abuse treatment - Social worker
- Aids or HIV treatment - Physician
Stanford Health Care Contacts
Below are several outlets on how you can get through to Stanford Health Care:
|Address||Stanford Health Care
Health Information Management Services
430 Broadway, Mail Code 6330,
Redwood City, CA 94063
|University Healthcare Alliance||510-731-2675|
|Radiology Records Request
Radiology Film Library
|EKG Records Request
EKG Film Library
|Pathology Records Request
Pathology Slides Library
The Cost of Requesting Stanford Medical Records
If your medical records are less than 75 pages there is no charge for obtaining a copy. For 76 pages of medical records or more, there is a charge of $0.15 per page. If the cost of obtaining the medical records is going to be $100 or more, payment will be required upfront.
Let DoNotPay Request Stanford Medical Records on Your Behalf
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. Here’s 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.
Your request should be delivered within days and you should receive your records in no time.
Works Across All Healthcare Providers Nationwide
The Request Medical Records product can help with your request from any hospital, doctor's office, clinic, or any other healthcare facility nationwide. Whether you are changing providers or you simply want to check for errors, it is your right to be able to obtain a copy of your medical records. Find out even more in these articles from the product series.
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