How to Request Medical Records From Yale New Haven Health
When it comes to health care, you have the right to request medical records. However, because of the sensitive information contained in them, sometimes it requires wading through a lot of red tape to get them. There are many reasons you may want copies of your medical records such as changing providers, enrolling children and school, and for life insurance.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, was created for the privacy of your medical records as well as your right to access them when you need them. When you are trying to get your , DoNotPay can help make the process quick and easy with a few simple clicks. Let's take a look at how DoNotPay can save you time and your sanity with a few simple clicks.
HIPAA Rights Explained
HIPAA, or mandate 45 CFR § 164.524, gives you the right to examine and get copies of the information contained in your medical records that are kept by your health care providers. Signed into law in 1996, the act makes it easier for patients to be their own health care advocates by making it easier to monitor chronic diseases, adhere to treatment plans, and spot inaccuracies in their health records. The HHS.gov website gives the details of this information on their website.
The law also protects the privacy and security of your medical records. As a result, it also makes it more challenging when you need to get them due to the requirements put forth by some states.
Some Reasons for Obtaining Medical Records from Yale New Haven
There are many reasons you would need to gather your medical records.
- You may be moving to a new health care provider. If you bring your past medical history with you, your doctor can glean from your records important facts about your past medical history, which in turn helps them treat you appropriately.
- You may need to gather immunization records for your children when they begin attending public school.
- If you are purchasing life insurance, the company may want copies of your health records to determine your rates.
What Types of Medical Records Are Restricted from Being Released?
You are entitled to copies of your medical records, but some records are off-limits. For example, records related to STDs, drug and alcohol abuse, or mental health issues are examples of some records that you may not be able to get.
How to Get Copies of Your Medical Records from Yale New Haven Health
There are a few different ways to request medical records from Yale New Haven. You will need to fill out a signed Authorization for Access/Release of Information form which is listed on the Yale New Haven website and send the form to the appropriate facility.
Below is a list of health care centers and their contact information.
|For Bridgeport, Greenwich
and Yale New Haven hospitals
or Northeast Medical Group
|Yale New Haven Health
Health Information Management
Release of Information Services
PO Box 9565
New Haven, CT 06535
|For Lawrence and Memorial Hospital||Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Health Information Management
365 Montauk Ave, New London, CT 06320
For X-rays or other radiological images, call 860-442-0711, ext. 2578
|For Westerly Hospital||Westerly Hospital
Attention: Medical Records
25 Wells Street
Westerly, RI 02891
For X-rays or other radiological images, call 401-348-3292 or fax 401-348-3488
As you can see, filling out a medical record release form is not so simple and straightforward. However, DoNotPay can help you through the process and save you time and frustration.
How to Request Your Medical Records from Yale New Haven with the Help of DoNotPay
With the help of DoNotPay, requesting your electronic health records is simple and easy.
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.
- 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 with Many Health Care Providers
DoNotPay not only works with Yale New Haven, but we can also help you request your medical records with the following providers:
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Requesting medical records can be confusing and frustrating. Because of the sensitive nature of the records, you need to provide a lot of information. Let DoNotPay help you request your in a few simple steps.