Obtain Your Tampa General Hospital Medical Records

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How to Request Your Medical Records From Tampa General Hospital

Getting your medical records on your own can take a lot of time and can be confusing. And who has the time to download forms and run to the post office? Getting your can be quick and easy when using DoNotPay's new Request Medical Records Product. In only three easy steps, your medical records could be on their way!

is a not-for-profit hospital that ranks among the largest and best in Florida. This award-winning hospital uses state-of-the-art technology, highly trained medical personnel, and has one of the country's top organ transplant centers. Tampa General is the region's largest teaching hospital since it began its affiliation with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine back in the 70s.

How Do I Get My Medical Records From Tampa General Hospital?

Because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, you have the right, by law, to receive your health records from your provider. You can get your health records from Tampa General Hospital by following these instructions:

  1. Go to the Tampa General Hospital website.
  2. Click on the Patients and Visitors tab at the top of the page.
  3. Click on Medical Records.
  4. You will get information that the Request for Information Office is currently closed, but you can call the phone number listed, Monday through Friday, 9-4:30. They will direct you on how to request the records using the form that is on the website.
  5. Instead of calling, you can request copies of your records, through the Tampa General patient portal, My Chart. If you do not have login credentials, you can click in the area provided to get an activation code, then follow the directions.
  6. You can also obtain your medical records by completing the Request for Access to Protected Health Information by Individual form.
  • Information on the form are name, address, phone number, birth date, last four digits of your SS number
  • Date range for the records needed
  • Where the records should be sent and in what format
  • Email, cd, paper, My Chart, pick up in person
  • Date and signature are required.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Some charges apply.
  • No charges if accessed through My Chart or if sent to a physician
  • Charges to cover labor, postage, etc. may apply, and you will be notified before your request is completed.
  1. It can take anywhere from 10 to 30 days. If a longer period is required, you should receive notification from Tampa General.

You can find addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers on the website, specific to your location and request.

Why Would I Need to Have Copies of My Medical Records From Tampa General Hospital?

There are several reasons that you may want to get copies of your medical records. Some of the most common reasons are:

Changing doctors.
  • If you are changing doctors because your insurance plan has changed, you have moved, or you are unhappy with your current doctor, you may want to request that your records be sent to your new health care provider.
  • If your doctor is planning to retire and is closing the office, you will need copies of your records, even if you haven't chosen a new doctor yet. A change in staff, or closing the office, may make it near impossible to get your information at a later date.
  • If you are seeing a specialist, seeing a doctor who is out of your network, or even getting a second opinion, having your medical records may save you from duplicate procedures and tests.
  • If you are on vacation or traveling for other reasons, you may need medical care. The attending physician may need access to your medical records.
Personal reasons
  • If you are wanting to keep your family informed of your diagnosis and treatment, they may need copies of your health records.
  • You may want the records to keep your total medical records current and updated.
  • When going into nursing care, assisted living, or other health care facilities, you may want to have a copy of your medical records with you.
  • If you are planning a trip, it is a good idea to take medical records, especially if you have a chronic condition or recent procedure, in case of an emergency situation.

Having access to your medical records is provided and protected by law. They are your records, and it is always a good idea to have access to them.

How Can DoNotPay Help Me Get My Records From Tampa General?

It can be confusing, intimidating, and time-consuming to get your medical records on your own. DoNotPay's new Request Medical Records product can help you wade through the red tape, avoid phone calls, and download and fill out multiple forms. And we can help with medical records no matter where you were treated!

  • Need your records from Baptist Hospital?
  • If you were treated at the Cleveland Clinic, we can help with those records too!
  • Need records from Mercy Hospital?
  • We can get your records from Kaiser as well.
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  • And any other health care provider!

This is how to request medical records using DoNotPay:

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.

Then just sit back and relax. We will mail your simple, concise request, and you should hear back from in a few weeks. Let DoNotPay help you today!

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