How to Access Your University of Chicago Medical Records

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How to Access Your University of Chicago Medical Records

Accessing your medical records can be a long and frustrating process. Just about every clinic and the hospital has its own unique process for retrieving and transferring medical records. Many clients and patients often report frustration when they try to .

With DoNotPay, you can request your University of Chicago medical records in just a few minutes. If you prefer to do it on your own, you can follow our how-to guide below.

Why Might I Need Medical Records From the University of Chicago Medicine?

There are different reasons why you may want to access your medical records:

  • Seeing a new specialist - If you are getting care or treatment from a new specialist outside of the UChicago Medicine system, the specialist will most likely need your medical history in order to provide care.
  • Changing Doctors - If you are seeing a new doctor due to having a new insurance plan, moving to a new city, or are simply unsatisfied with your present doctor, you will need to have your medical records transferred to your new doctor.
  • Entering an assisted living facility - Many assisted living facilities and nursing homes will want to know the resident's medical history.
  • Keeping your family informed - Most health conditions have a genetic component. Sharing medical records with your kids and family is often beneficial.

Medical records are legally required to be private under HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.) While HIPAA is great for privacy, it can make it difficult for medical providers to freely exchange information with other medical providers.

How to Request Medical Records From the University of Chicago Medicine

Most medical records from University of Chicago Medical Center and University of Chicago Physician Group can be retrieved by using the MyChart portal. However, MyChart has some limitations when it comes to accessing images and pathology slides.

Requests involving images or pathology slides can only be requested by mail, fax, or email. All mail requests must have a completed medical records release form.

  • For radiology images, a request should be submitted to:

University of Chicago Medicine

Radiology Dept. MC2026

attn: Radiology Film Request

5841 South Maryland Ave.Chicago, IL 60637

  • For billing records, you may request via email or send a written request to:

University of Chicago Medicine

150 Harvester, Suite 300

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

  • For all other , requests can be made via:
NameUniversity of Chicago
Fax773-702-7591 or 773-702-1855
MailUniversity of Chicago Medicine Medical Records Dept. MC 0978 5841 South Maryland Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

UChicago Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Records from the UChicago Ingalls Memorial Hospital can be requested by mail or email.

  1. You must submit a completed authorization form and include the specific records and date range of visits.
  2. Requests can take 7 to 14 business days to process
  3. For email, send the request to
  4. For mail, send the request to:

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Attn: Medical Records

One Ingalls Drive

Harvey, IL 60462

UChicago Medical Group

Records from the UChicago Medical Group can be requested by mail.

  1. You will need to have a completed authorization form
  2. Include the types of records that you need and the date range of visits
  3. Mail the completed request to:

UChicago Medical Group

Attn: Medical Records

19550 Governors Hwy, Suite 3000

Flossmoor, IL 60422

Does University of Chicago Medicine Charge for Medical Records?

There is no charge if the medical records are for the patient's own personal records or if they are being transferred directly to other medical providers.

For all other transfers, the following fee schedule applies:

Record FormFee
Medical Record on paperPage 1 to 25$1.11 per page
Page 26 to 50$0.74 per page
Page 51 and beyond$0.37 per page
Record on CD50% of paper pricing
X-Rays on CD$10 per CD

Full pricing details can be viewed on the UChicago Medicine Website.

Common Challenges Transferring Medical Records With University of Chicago Medicine

The procedure for accessing records from University of Chicago medicine can vary based on where you received treatment. This can be confusing as there is not a single procedure for obtaining records. Accessing records by mail can feel extremely bureaucratic. Fortunately, DoNotPay can help.

How to Transfer Medical Records With DoNotPay

DoNotPay knows how frustrating it can be trying to access your medical records. For that reason, we created a product to simplify requesting medical records. Just follow these three easy steps to get started:

  1. Search for "medical records" on DoNotPay's website.

  2. Enter "UChicago Medicine" or the name of the health care provider you'd like to retrieve medical records from.

  3. Just answer a few questions about the records request and where you want them to be sent.

Hit submit and that's it! We'll take care of the rest.

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