Accessing your Medical Records
You have a right to access your medical records and reports.
The Federal Privacy Law (HIPAA) enacted on 4/14/03 requires certain elements to be contained on all authorizations to disclose protected health information (your medical records).
Request Your Medical Record
Visit your patient portal, myTuftsMed, to access your health records.
View, download or send visit records
You can view, download or share your record. Here’s how:
- Go to “Sharing” then “Share My Record” and select “Download” or “Send” your record.
- Select a visit on the “Single Visit” tab or use the “Date Range” tab or “All Visits” tab to select multiple visits.
- Click “View” to view a copy of the visit summary.
- Click “Download” to save a copy of the visit summary for your records.
- Click “Send” to send a copy of your visit summary to another provider. This might be useful if you need to keep another provider, such as a specialist who works outside of your clinic, informed about your health.
- Download the medical records you’ve requested.
If you’ve requested a copy of your medical record from your healthcare organization, you can download and view it from myTuftsMed, rather than having to wait for a paper copy to arrive in the mail.
- Go to “My Record” then “Document Center” and click “Requested Records.”
- Locate the record you want to view and click “Download.”
- If the record is password-protected, you see a message to warn you. Click “Continue Download.”
- Click “Save” to save the file to your computer and then open it or click Open to open it without saving it to your computer.
- If the record is password protected, click “Show Password” on the “Requested Records” page to view the password you need to access the document and enter it to view the document.
- Share your medical information using “Share Everywhere” in your myTuftsMed online account or from the mobile app.
If you received care at another healthcare organization, you might be able to view information from that medical record right in myTuftsMed in a feature called “Happy Together.” The information you can see from other organizations includes:
- care team
- health issues
- test results
To view this information, you must link your account. Go to “Share My Record” then “Link My Accounts” to get started. Then, select your account from the list or search for it and click “Link Account.”
How do I request a copy of my medical records without myTuftsMed?
Print and complete the Authorization for Release of Health Information Form. Please submit the form along with a front and back copy of a Valid ID.
We ask that you specify what components of your medical records you wish to obtain. Often the discharge summary, operative report and history, and physical contain relevant information to suit your needs.
The form must be completed, signed, and dated by the patient or his/her legal representative.
Requests must be signed specifically for the release of the following information:
- psychiatric care
- AIDS/HIV testing
- alcohol/drug abuse
- genetic testing
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