All About Requesting Medical Records From Winthrop Hospital
Accessing your physical medical records or electronic health records can be a lengthy process, but it may be a requirement for certain types of government program applications, to change to a different healthcare provider, or simply for keeping your own records organized.
Although your medical provider has a process for requesting your medical records, determining how to do so can still be challenging, especially for locations like NYU Winthrop Hospital that are a part of a much larger institution. Here is an overview of how DoNotPay can make requesting your NYU Winthrop Hospital medical records a bit less complicated.
What Types of Medical Records Are Restricted From Being Released?
Under most circumstances in , submitting the facility’s authorization for the Use & Disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) form once gives the recipient permission to share records that are received with other parties, even if the recipient is not yourself.
However, certain types of information are considered especially confidential and may only be released with your explicit consent every time. These categories of medical records include any records that have to do with alcohol or drug treatment, genetic testing, mental health treatment, and HIV/AIDS treatment.
How to Request Medical Records from Winthrop Hospital
To request medical records from NYU Winthrop Hospital or any other NYU Langone Health facility, you will need to begin by filling out this form. On this release form, you will need to indicate that NYU Winthrop Hospital is the specific location you are requesting your medical records from, as well as this list below:
- Your contact information
- Additional consent for certain types of particularly confidential records to be released, including details related to alcohol or drug treatment, mental health treatment, genetic testing, and HIV/AIDS treatment
- Your reason for requesting your medical records
- Who is to receive your medical records (yourself or someone else that you authorize)
- The format in which you would prefer to receive your medical records
- The specific type of information that you are authorizing to be released (such as records from a specific period or relating to a specific condition)
You will then need to send this form to:
NYU Winthrop Hospital HIM Department
200 Old Country Road, Suite 580
Mineola, NY 11501
How to Transfer Medical Records to Winthrop Hospital
New NYU Winthrop Hospital patients will need to fill out several forms during their first visit that cover details related to their health history, NYU Langone Health's policies, privacy information, and other essential details. Although the hospital does not explicitly indicate the steps you will need to take to transfer your medical records, you can discuss the process with your new healthcare provider during your first visit.
Does Winthrop Hospital Charge for Medical Records?
NYU Winthrop Hospital and other NYU Langone Health facilities typically charge fees to obtain a copy of your medical records, which vary based on the specific delivery method you choose.
|Up to $0.75 per page Plus postage if you opt to have them mailed to you instead of picking them up yourself
|Flat fee of up to $6.50
|Radiology Films delivered by CD or DVD
|Cost-based fees for password-protected copies
Any fees that NYU Winthrop Hospital may charge to obtain medical records are generally intended to cover the cost of materials and labor, such as the expense of the paper and ink and the work involved in locating records and making copies. You will also be expected to cover postage for any items that you request to be mailed to you. These fees tend to be the most relevant if you are requesting records for your personal use, as they can generally be waived if you need the records for government program applications, claims, appeals, or similar reasons.
Request Winthrop Hospital Medical Records With the Help of DoNotPay
Because NYU Winthrop Hospital is a small part of a much larger organization that includes a wide range of medical facilities, determining exactly how to manage your medical records can be challenging. Older records also may not be accessible at all, as New York only requires hospitals to keep them for six years after your release date. Fortunately, you have a much quicker and easier option than attempting to navigate the process on your own.
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 your easily:
- 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.
DoNotPay Works Across All Entities With the Click of a Button
Keeping your medical records organized can be challenging, especially if you are in the process of switching healthcare providers or receiving services at several different locations. Our process is just as reliable and user-friendly no matter what state you live in or what type of medical practice you need to request medical records from, and we are always here to help if you or someone in your life needs to make similar requests in the future. For example, we can help you request:
- Kaiser Medical Records
- Mercy Medical Records
- Cleveland Clinic Medical Records
- Baptist Medical Records
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At DoNotPay, we are here to help you make managing your medical records less complicated to help minimize potential roadblocks to getting the care you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about the easy way or to get started!