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Learn How to Request a Copy of Your Medical Records at WESTMED

How do I get a copy of my medical records?
The fastest and easiest way to obtain a copy of your medical records at WESTMED is to fill out an Authorization for the Release of Medical Information form that is HIPAA compliant. When completing the form, please print clearly and include a complete mailing address. The completed form can be faxed to 914-682-6415 to the attention of WESTMED Health Information Management Department. While faxing the form is the fastest and easiest way to obtain your records, if you are unable to fax the form you may mail it to us at: 

WESTMED Medical Group
Health Information Management Department
2700 Westchester Avenue, 2nd Floor
Purchase, New York 10577-2570
Phone: (914) 682-6416
Fax: (914) 682-6415

Our regular business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If the patient is a minor or is not competent to give consent, the signature of a parent, guardian or other legal representative will be required. Additional authorization may be required for release of specifically protected or privileged information. Contact the Health Information Management Department at 914-682-6416 with specific questions.

 Some Helpful Questions and Answers

Do I have to pay for my medical records?
If you are requesting copies of your medical records for yourself, yes, it is $0.75 per page based on NYS Public Health Law 18. Radiology films are $15.00 per film. Mammograms are free because of the requirements of the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act. Echocardiograms and Nuclear Medicine CDs are $30.00 each. All radiology images on CD are $5.00 each plus cost of mailing. 

What if I want my records to go to another doctor?
As a courtesy, we do not charge for other physicians to receive copies of your records whether it is for a second opinion or you are transferring care. You still need to fill out an Authorization, however, your records will be sent on a CD for the other physician’s convenience. 

How long does it take to get my records?
Normal processing time takes up to 10 days from the date a valid authorization is received. 

Can I pick up a copy of my records?
Yes. We offer this option at certain locations. Please call our office to arrange.

Can my records be faxed to my physician or myself?

No. We are unable to this because we want to ensure the confidentiality of your medical information.