Request & Share Your Medical Records
As an NYU Langone patient, you can request your medical records and share access to your medical information with a family member, healthcare provider, or other designated person. Patients and healthcare providers are not charged to obtain copies of medical records. There are fees for attorney requests.
Share Your Medical Records Through NYU Langone MyChart
With your NYU Langone Health MyChart account, you can access your medical information and share it with anyone you choose. With proper consent, patients age 12 and older can grant access to their MyChart account to a trusted family member or caregiver. For children age 11 and younger, parents and guardians may request proxy access to their child’s MyChart account.
If you are a patient at NYU Langone and don’t yet have an account, you can create your account online.
Request Copies of Your Medical Records
To request your medical records from your hospital visits, please complete the Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) form. You can return the form to the addresses on the form, email the form to our Health Information Management team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to 929-455-9833.
You can also specify how you would like to receive your medical records—either through MyChart, email, or paper copies—on the Authorization for Use and Disclosure of PHI form.
Requests for copies of your medical records to be sent directly to a healthcare provider for an upcoming appointment are expedited, and we make every effort to have them available at the time of your visit.
Request Copies of Your Medical Records from a Doctor’s Office Visit
To request copies of your medical records from your doctor’s office visits, please contact your doctor’s office directly. When speaking with your doctor’s office, you can specify how you would like to receive your medical records, such as through MyChart, email, or paper copies.
Request Medical Records for a Deceased Patient
A family member or representative can also request medical records for a deceased patient. To request records for a deceased patient, there are three options. You can complete the Authorization for Use and Disclosure of PHI form and a letter of testamentary from the courts designating the administrator or executor. Or, you can also complete an authorization form, submit an original copy of the patient’s death certificate, and the signed or notarized Affidavit of Distributee Status form.
Another option is to complete an authorization form, letters of testamentary or the affidavit form, an original copy of the death certificate, and a power of attorney form signed by the distributee explicitly authorizing the requester to request medical records.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule protects the individually identifiable health information about a decedent for 50 years following the date of death of the patient.
Amend Your Medical Record
If you believe that the information in your medical record is incorrect, please complete and return the Request for Amendment form. Your healthcare provider reviews this form and responds to the request.