How to Legally Access Temecula Valley Hospital Medical Records
There are many reasons you may need to access a medical history for yourself or a close relative. Whether you are researching your history, moving, or seeing a new doctor, you are legally entitled to access your Temecula Valley Hospital medical records. However, often, it can be a hassle to get those medical records.
It can sometimes mean filing out excessive forms, creating hospital user accounts, and having a very long wait time. If you prefer it to be a little more straightforward, DoNotPay has all the information you need about how to get your medical records, with less headache.
Does Temecula Valley Hospital Allow Medical Record Access Online?
Temecula Valley Hospital does have an online portal for you to use if you want to access your medical records electronically or speak with your doctor from home or while on the go. You can use it online or through an app.
To access it, you can enroll in person or online.
|In-Person||You will need to provide your email address when you register to be seen at the hospital. You will receive an invitation to join through it.|
|Online Registration||To enroll through the online option you will need to enroll at any time after you register to be seen at the hospital.|
For both options, you will need to be able to provide your Medical Record Number (MRN). This information will be on your hospital wristband or on your discharge paperwork. You can also contact the hospital directly through Registration or the Health Information Management Department.
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Does It Cost Anything to Access Medical Records at Temecula Valley Hospital?
If you wish to access your medical records through the online portal, there will not be a charge for using them. If you choose to use mail or phone for access, you will need to pay a fee in some cases. This includes situations such as:
- Insurance Claims
- Personal Use
In the event you need medical records for the above reasons, your cost will be approximately $0.25 per page with clerical costs of $24.00. This is billed in quarter-hour increments.
The only way to ensure that it is free for you is to have another doctor request your hospital records or through the portal.
How to Access Your Medical Records Without Portal Access?
If you wish to access your medical records without going through the online portal, you have options. The first thing you will need to do is fill out a request form. On the form, you will need to provide:
- Your Information
- Who You Wish to Receive the Information
- What Is to Be Released
- Protected Information You Wish to Disclose (HIV test results, drug, and alcohol treatment information, or mental health information)
- The Date You Visited Temecula Valley Hospital
- Why You Need Your Records
- How You Would Like to Receive Medical Records (mail, fax, pickup, etc.)
If your current doctor is the one hoping to get your medical records, they can fax a request to (951) 600-4363.
1. Online Form
You will need to be able to provide a copy of your photo ID, as well as your email address, home address, or phone number. If you do not have this information, you will have to call the facility at (951) 696-6013 or (610) 994-7500.
2. Request By Mail
You can send a written request to:
Temecula Valley Hospital
Health Information Management Department
25500 Medical Center Drive
Murrieta, CA 92562
3. In Person or By Phone
You can request access to your medical records in person by visiting the hospital's ROI department or calling (951) 331-2410. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm PST.
Can You Transfer Medical Records to Temecula Valley Hospital?
In general, if you are seeing a specialist at the hospital, they can request medical records from your regular physician. You will need to be able to provide the hospital's doctor with your doctor's name and contact information, including a fax number if you have access to it.
Keep in mind that most doctor's offices only keep medical records for 5-7 years, depending on the doctor and hospital policies. If you have not visited your primary physician in that amount of time, they may not have records to provide you with. The same is true for your records at Temecula Valley Hospital.
If your hospital records have already been archived at a hospital, it can be very challenging to get access to those records. It may even require you to contact not just the physician's office that you are requesting information from, but also by contacting the California Department of Health.
DoNotPay Can Help You Access All Medical Records
Requesting medical records is something that DoNotPay has a lot of experience with. We have helped people all over the United States get access to their medical records from large hospitals like:
DoNotPay can contact the hospital or your healthcare provider on your behalf by writing a letter that is clear and effective. This will ensure that you get the health records you want as quickly as possible. To get started, you only have to:
- 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.
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