How to Request Your Summa Medical Records in 3 Easy Steps

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How to File a Summa Health Medical Records Request

Whether you are changing healthcare providers or receiving specialty care, there are many reasons you may need to make a request. Located in northeastern Ohio, Summa Health is made up of four hospitals, 4 urgent care facilities, and 14 community health centers in and around Akron, Ohio. There are multiple specialty care and support facilities as well. We have done some digging to find out how you can make a request for your medical records from Summa Health or for Summa Health if you are transferring there.

Requesting Summa Health Medical Records on Your Own

When you need to request your to transfer to another provider, these are the steps to do so.

  1. Go online to the Summa Health website and locate the Release of Patient Information form.
  2. Next, you will need to print the form.
  3. Fill out the form completely, failure to complete all of the requested information will result in your form being returned to you with no action taken.
  4. Be sure the form is signed and dated.
  5. Take the form to your physician or healthcare provider.
  6. If you are requesting multiple medical records, you will need to submit a form for each record being requested.
  7. Your physician should be able to instruct you on the timetable for receiving the records and any additional steps you must take to complete your request.

Contact Information for Summa Health

If you have trouble getting the information requested, this is some of the contact information listed on the hospital's website.

General Information Phone Number(330) 375-3000
Appointment Information Phone Number888-531-5002
General Phone Number888 - 9056071
Online chatbotContact Form
Online information request formRelease of Patient Information Form

Cost of Requesting Medical Records From Summa Health

When you make your request for medical records there will often be a charge for the resources needed to supply your medical records. This is the cost of receiving your medical records from Summa.

  • Summary - Free
  • Full medical record printed - $0.10 per page
  • Full medical record saved on a flash drive or CD - $6.50

What Types of Medical Records Are Restricted?

Medical records can be listed as restricted if the patient has requested them to be restricted. The HIPPA laws allow patients to request that their information be restricted for their own privacy, but it also allows the healthcare facility to decline the request if the facility is unable to manage the request. If the request is approved, only specific healthcare providers would be allowed to access the records and only on a limited basis as necessary.

How to Transfer Records to Summa Health on Your Own

If you wish to transfer your records to Summa Health, the process is the same as transferring from Summa. You can go to the same website and print the same form. The charges will be determined by the physician or healthcare provider.

Let DoNotPay Request Summa Health Medical Records for You

Having to request your medical records is not difficult, but it can become time-consuming and redundant as your request is passed off from one person to another. It may become even more frustrating when it is unclear what is causing the delay in providing them and there is no clear directive on who to contact for such issues.

Here’s how to request medical records using DoNotPay:

  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 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.

Request Medical Records from Any Healthcare Provider

You do not have to be in Akron, Ohio to use the Request Medical Records product. Like all of DoNotpay's products, it works where you need it to and can request medical records from any healthcare provider nationwide. DoNotPay is eager to help you get your medical records no matter where you receive medical care, such as Baptist, Mercy, Kaiser, or Cleveland clinics. If you need more information, you can also check out one of these other articles from the product series.

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