Obtain Your Virginia Hospital Center Medical Records

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How to Get Your Virginia Hospital Center Medical Records With DoNotPay

Do you have any medical records at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia? This 393-bed facility has been serving the Washington DC area for over 70 years and was voted one of America's top 100 Hospitals and one of the top 50 cardiovascular centers by Truven Health Analytics. Virginia Hospital Center is also a member of the Mayo Clinic's network of hospitals.

There are different reasons why a patient needs to retrieve their medical records. It could be for insurance or any other situation that would require a complete set of one's medical records. We will show you the fast and easy way to get your by using DoNotPay.

All About Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center is an excellent choice for a myriad of treatments, procedures, and ongoing care for many conditions. This facility has a world-class medical records department serving the needs of its patients.

Virginia Hospital Center was designated as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentials Center and is a comprehensive teaching facility that is also a leader in the recognized Centers for Excellence in the areas of:

  • Cardiology
  • The Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Women's and Infants Health

John R. Garrett MD, the leading physician of the Virginia Hospital Center Physicians Group said the following about this facility, ''Our Physicians Group enjoys all of the expert capabilities the Hospital has to offer from the state-of-the-art facility to Magnet status for nurses, to the latest medical equipment. All of our physicians are tied into the Hospital's infrastructure with seamless integration.''

How to Get Your Virginia Hospital Center Medical Records on Your Own

With all the information available to patients through the Virginia Hospital Center website, it is rather easy to get confused at the onset of your medical records quest. Here is the contact information for medical records:

Online AccessPatient Portal
Phone number+1 703-558-5000
Mailing address1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA 22205-3698

The Authorization of Medical Information Release Form

From the Virginia Hospital Center homepage, you will need to create a username and password for access to the patient portal.

Once inside the patient portal you can request medication refills, view detailed reports of test results, schedule or reschedule your appointments, and download the Authorization to Release Medical Information form. This is a PDF that you can easily print out on your computer's printer and fill out the 16 different lines of information in great detail.

At first glance, this form looks like anything but a medical record request. To assist you with this detailed request, you will do well to also download the Instructions for The Authorization to Release Medical Information form. This is a line-by-line instruction sheet for the 16 different lines of information that will guide you through the medical record request.Line Item #8 and The Associated Fees for Your Medical Records

The Virginia Hospital Center Authorization to Release Medical Information form item number 8 gets into detail about the specific medical record you are in search of. Instead of a basic request to release medical records, this is where you will need to know what type of medical record you need. For instance, you can select any of the following on item #8:

  1. Discharge Summary Report
  2. History and Physical Report
  3. Lab Report
  4. X-Ray, MRI, Ultrasound, CT Scan Reports
  5. Emergency Room Record
  6. Outpatient/Clinic Record
  7. Physician Orders
  8. EKG Findings
  9. Progress Notes
  10. Nurse Notes
  11. Operative and Pathological Reports
  12. Consults

Fees are charged on requests for medical records as follows:

  • $0.50 per page for the first 50 pages and $0.25 per page beginning with your 51st page
  • A fee of $1 per page is charged for making a paper copy from a microfiche
  • Standard Postage rates apply
  • Any records that are not available through the MyVHC Patient Portal will be available at your request for a fee

As detail-oriented as Virginia Hospital Center is, it's surprising there is no fee amount for the reports not available through the patient portal.

You can request that your medical records be sent to you or where they are needed through the following:

  • Mail
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Pick up in person

Be sure to include the information needed for the destination of your medical records from Virginia Hospital Center.

Detail Oriented Can Lead to Detailed Problems

At the top of the instructions for the Medical Record Release, you will see in bold print that should you fail to complete all 16 lines of information on the request form, your request will not be processed. Yes, there is only one release form to fill out, but the possibility of making a mistake on the form runs rather high.

The instruction sheet also mentions that your request can take up to 30 days to process. Virginia Hospital Center did not get to its place of prominence in the healthcare industry by cutting corners to save a buck. Their completeness and thoroughness can lead to a plethora of problems when you go to request your medical records.

Let's take a look at how you can overcome this process in three easy steps by using DoNotPay.

Let DoNotPay Get Your Virginia Hospital Center Medical Records the Fast and Easy Way

When you need your VHC Medical Records quickly and easily, look no further than the Medical Record Request product from DoNotPay. The DoNotPay team has leveled the playing field where your medical records are concerned. And don't worry if you have never used DoNotPay because their ease of use factor is just as high as Virginia Hospital Center's degree of detail!

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 medical records using DoNotPay:

  1. Go to the DoNotPay website and search for medical records.

  2. Enter the requested medical records for the health care provider you would like to get your medical records from.

  3. DoNotPay will ask a few questions about your healthcare provider and where you want us to send the medical records.

That is all that is required of you to get the ball rolling on your medical record odyssey!

DoNotPay is your one-stop information hub for medical records. DoNotPay can help you find out how long your medical records are kept and how you can request them from many facilities including: Kaiser, Cleveland Clinic, Baptist Medical, and Mercy Hospital.

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