How to Request UIC Medical Records Easily

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UIC Medical Records Delivered Hassle-Free!

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) has one of the largest medical districts in the United States. The hospital UI Health offers comprehensive medical services with nearby specialists ready to continue or follow up on care. Part of patient care is providing people with access to their medical records. If you want your , there are many ways to submit a request.

Getting records has never been easier with the advent of electronic health records, but it can still be a hassle. You must fill out a medical records release form, make sure you pay any fees and wait. Hopefully, your records arrive. If they don't, then you have to figure out why and start over.

Knowing how to get your medical records can seem overwhelming, and you might have many questions about how to successfully request them to be sent to a certain place. In addition, your medical provider only has to keep your records for a limited amount of time so it’s best that you keep your own copies. Don’t worry, DoNotPay can help you get your UIC medical records easily, quickly, and successfully.

HIPAA and Your Right to Access Health Information

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created in 1996 in order to offer protection from protected health information (PHI) disclosures. People realized that this information was better kept private in order to improve health and life outcomes, but they also realized that it must be drafted in such a way that medical care and other tasks could continue unhindered by the process. Thus, the code of regulations adopted 45 CFR § 164.524.

Basically, HIPAA allows medical providers and personnel who are participating in your care to have access to medical records. It also allows insurance providers and those people who must have limited access to your PHI to have that access (billing codes, etc.). Finally, it gives patients the right to obtain their medical records or have them sent to a third party.

How to Get (Electronic) Copies of Your Medical Records

UI Health offers many ways to get copies of your medical records, including electronic delivery. You can request them in different ways:

OnlineAccess UI Health Wizard Record Request
In-PersonVisiting the HIM Department at 1740 W. Taylor, Admitting Department Suite 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60612
FaxSend the request to (312)413-2822
MailSend the request to Health Information Management 833 South Wood Street, Suite B-52 (M/C 772) Chicago, Illinois 60612
EmailSend the request to

Electronic medical records may appear online in some fashion via the patient portal.

No matter which way you request it, a medical records request/authorization may ask for your name, social security number, member id, date of birth, address, phone number, signature, and your preferred delivery method. Be prepared with this information in order to ensure a successful transaction.

Why Might You Need Copies of Your UIC Medical Records?

There are many reasons a person might need a copy of their medical records, and the medical summaries available online aren't sufficient. These reasons include:

  1. Life insurance applications
  2. Employment
  3. Continuing care with a different provider
  4. Second opinion(s)
  5. Lawsuits
  6. To provide family medical history
  7. Personal record

No matter what the reason is for wanting your medical records, it is important that you know you have the right to have them.

How Much Does It Cost to Obtain Medical Records?

The law does allow medical facilities to charge a fee to obtain medical records. UIC has a fee schedule to explain their charges. There is a flat fee for electronic formats and a page-dependent fee for paper records.

What Types of Medical Records Are Restricted From Being Released?

Signing a medical records release does not mean you will get all of your records, nor does it mean that you must reveal all of your records. Facilities are not required to disclose psychotherapy notes or records compiled for investigations/lawsuits. They also can restrict access to certain records per your request. For instance, you may not want to unnecessarily disclose drug and alcohol treatments that could be stigmatized.

UIC Medical Records are Easily Obtained With the Help of 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.

Here’s how to request 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 been making the process of getting medical records easier for everyone. We've helped customers get records from multiple medical facilities, including:

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