How to Request University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Records

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How to Request University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Records

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has regulations that protect the privacy and security of your identifiable medical information. However, a HIPAA-covered entity such as health plans and most healthcare providers are required to provide you with medical records upon request. Fortunately, you can request a copy of your at your convenience.

Common reasons to request access to medical records include compiling a family medical history, moving into a new state, an appointment with a new specialist, or probably having issues with your current physician. Regardless, you can fill in and submit an Authorization for Release of Health Information form and access your medical records effortlessly.

However, for most people, requesting medical records can be frustrating. Fortunately, DoNotPay can help you get your medical records from the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Check out this guide on accessing .

How to Request Medical Records From the University of Cincinnati

As a UC Hospital patient, you can request a copy of your medical records by filling them out and submitting a medical records release form. The hospital's website highlights the avenues you can follow to request a medical records release. Before you proceed, you should note that verification of identity is mandatory. Here is how to request your University of Cincinnati Hospital medical records.

  1. Open the website.
  2. Download the Authorization for Release of Personal Health Information form.
  3. Fill in the form.
  4. Submit the request form by fax, mail, or email.

In case you are asked for proof of identity (verification), you can use either of the following:

  • State-issued ID
  • Driver's License
  • Employment ID
  • Current school ID
  • Military ID
  • Valid, current passport

Ordinarily, you will have to request the medical records from the corresponding center where you received care since UC hospital has more than one branch. Therefore, if you are requesting the medical records by fax or email, use the following fax numbers and email addresses for the respective healthcare care you want to request the records from.

UC Hospital BranchEmail AddressFax Number
UC Medical CenterUCMC-Medical-Records@uchealth.com513-584-0739
Daniel Drake Center for post-Acute CareDrake-Medical-Records@uchealth.com513-418-2533
West Chester HospitalWch-medical-records@uchealth.com513-298-7765

UC Hospital's Medical Records Department operates from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. However, once you have filed the request, it is advisable to wait at least 7-10 business days for the hospital to process your request. Additional time to process the request may be necessary in case the records you requested are located off-site, or you haven't filled out the authorization form properly. If your medical records request is urgent, contact the Medical Records department where you received healthcare.

Can You Request University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Records for Someone Else?

Yes, you can. If you are requesting a copy of the medical records for anyone but yourself, you will need to show some legal documentation to verify legal guardianship, executorships, power of attorney, or next-of-kin relationship. You can request copies of your minor child's medical records, provided you have legal custody of the child and your child is not legally emancipated. Filing the form and submitting it via the respective methods can be tedious, challenging, and frustrating. Fortunately, you don't have to go through the process alone.

Request Your UC Hospital Medical Records With DoNotPay

DoNotPay is the perfect solution for requesting medical records be sent to you or request a transfer of medical records if you are moving out of state. With DoNotPay, you don't have to fill out the tedious form or struggle to remember any relevant information necessary to fill in the form. Luckily, DoNotPay has experience writing to several health care providers on behalf of patients or guardians. Here is how to get DoNotPay's help to request medical records from UC Hospital.

  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.

Head over to DoNotPay's web browser to request your University of Cincinnati Hospital medical records.

DoNotPay Works Across All Platforms

DoNotPay provides the same services across multiple service providers and platforms. As such, you can rely on DoNotPay to help you request medical records from virtually any healthcare provider in different states. Besides helping you get your UC Hospital medical records, DoNotPay can also help you get records from the following

Most hospitals tend to get rid of their medical records over time to make space for new records. Rest assured, DoNotPay can get your medical records as long as the hospital keeps the records.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay does a lot more than request medical records on your behalf. Other services you can get from DoNotPay include

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