How to Request University Hospitals Medical Records
If you've ever been hospitalized or treated by a physician for an injury or medical concern, knowing how to request your medical records can be beneficial. While the task isn't something you do each and every day, there may be times throughout your lifetime that you need to understand how to request your University Hospitals medical records.
When requesting a copy of your medical history, you'll likely find that every location is different. Some places will charge a service fee for providing you with the records while others may not.
Many locations will take 3-5 business days to process, and almost every healthcare center will require you to provide proof of identity or guardianship. Fortunately, DoNotPay can help you get through all of the steps and assist you in obtaining your medical records without hassle.
Reasons You May Need to Obtain Your University Hospitals Medical Records
There's no singular reason you might need a copy of your medical records from University Hospitals. Not only is it beneficial to keep a copy of them on file for your own documentation, but it can be great to have them on hand when you're having a medical procedure done or one of many other reasons.
Common reasons people need a copy of their medical records include:
- When switching doctors (going to a specialist or moving to a new area)
- Understanding and sharing your family history
- You're applying for disability
- In a lawsuit
It can be important to request a copy of your medical records every couple of years in case a healthcare facility closes or only keeps records for a set amount of time. This is especially critical for medical history that details major procedures or health concerns.
How to Get Copies of Your Medical Records from University Hospitals
When you want to obtain a copy of your University Hospitals medical history, you'll need to fill out a medical records release form. This form authorizes the hospital to provide a report of your desired information to you, family members, other physicians, and attorneys as needed. In some situations, you may need to submit an authorized release form to your place of work.
University Hospitals strive to make the process as easy as possible. Whether your records be from an inpatient or outpatient facility, each individual location keeps patient records for their specific clientele. This means that when you want to request a copy of your records, you'll need to do so at the facility that provided services.
On your form, you'll need to provide:
- The patient name
- Date of birth
- A physical address
- Dates for the records you're like (a general time frame is sufficient)
- Which records you're requesting
The form requires a bit of information needed to help identify you, such as the last four of your social security number, but is only one page and fairly easy to fill out.
Regardless of which location you're requesting your records from, the release form will be the same. Upon completion of the form, you'll mail a physical copy of it to the location you're requesting records from. Physicians may receive an electronic copy. Each location varies on how long they'll take to process and approve your files, but at this time electronic copies of your records are not available.
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How Much Does it Cost to Request Your Medical Records From University Hospitals?
Depending on the reason for requesting your medical records, there may be a small service fee. If you're requesting your records to submit to another healthcare facility, there is typically no charge. However, if you're looking to request them for personal use, there will likely be a small cost for providing copies.
Fees can be paid upon your request but will usually be invoiced along with your records. After your release form is processed, you should receive your records at the physical address you've provided within a week (but holidays and delays in mail vary).
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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.
Here’s what to do:
- 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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