How to Request UNM Medical Records the Easy Way

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How to Request UNM Medical Records the Easy Way

UNM Health is one of the premier leaders in comprehensive healthcare in New Mexico. With over 150 areas of specialized medicine, UNM Health provides care for 900,000 outpatient visits, 100,000 emergency room visits, and 22,000 surgical cases every year.

If you have been a patient at UNM Health, you may want to know how to request a copy of your medical records. Whether you need to transfer them to your current physician or are changing healthcare providers, DoNotPay can help you get your .

Many different medical providers offer healthcare through the UNM Health network. It is crucial to request electronic health records from them all separately, which is often time-consuming and frustrating to manage.

Our automated system makes it easy to get , along with medical records from other hospitals such as Mercy, Cleveland Clinic, Baptist, Kaiser, and more.

With just a few clicks of a button from your home computer, you can have access to your healthcare history, staying on top of your medical needs for the continuance of a healthy lifestyle.

How to Fill Out a UNM Medical Records Release Form

To request a copy of your UNM medical records, you must first fill out a medical records release form that is available on the hospital website. You can download the PDF file in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese.

The Authorization to Use or Disclose Health Information form asks for the patient's name, date of birth, and medical record number. You will also need to provide the following information:

  1. Where you received medical care
  2. Address of where you want the records sent
  3. Indicate if you want a CD/DVD of your records
  4. Indicate if you want a CD/DVD of your radiology films and images
  5. Identify the purpose of the medical records release
  6. Select what specific information you want to be disclosed
  7. Enter the date of treatment that you are requesting the medical records for

You must also indicate whether you want the hospital to release sensitive information relating to AIDS or HIV treatment, behavioral health services, alcohol or drug abuse, genetic test results, and lab results.

How to Get a Copy of Your UNM Medical Records

In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), UNM cannot share your health information without prior written consent. Once the Authorization Form is completed, there are several ways to get your medical records:


The UNM medical records office can only release medical records for:

  • UNM Hospital
  • UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC)
  • UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

Located on the first floor of the main UNM Hospital, the medical records office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

You can contact them directly at (505) 272-2141 with any questions.

By Fax

You can fax your request together with the completed authorization form through the following numbers:

UNM hospital medical records office(505) 272-0468
For Imaging Requests(505) 272-6608

Medical records and imaging requests for Sandoval Regional Medical Center can be faxed directly to (505) 994-7288.

Visit Satellite Locations

You can also bring your completed form to the medical records office at Sandoval Regional Medical Center. They are open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and can be contacted directly at (505) 994-7292.

The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center medical records office can be reached at (505) 925-0106.

How to Get UNM Medical Records With the Help of DoNotPay

Regardless of how long medical records are kept or how complicated the process may seem, DoNotPay can help you get fast access to . You don't need to make time-consuming in-person visits or go to an office supply store to use a fax machine. DoNotPay keeps everything in one place, making it fast and easy to request your medical history from the convenience of your laptop.

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.

  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.

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