The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the right as a patient to access your medical record and share it with members of your care team.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Records

How do I obtain my medical record?

You can request medical records in several ways:

Is there a cost for copies of my medical records?

In most cases, patients or their personal representative may request medical records at no charge, but some exceptions apply:

  • Medical records sent directly to a physician’s office or other health care facility are always free
  • Medical records released to a patient’s MyChart patient portal are free
  • Medical records maintained electronically are free for the first copy; subsequent copies cost $6.50
  • Medical records maintained on paper incur a $6.50 fee