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FAQ: Accessing My Medical Record

How do I get a copy of or transfer my medical record?

The answer to this question depends what part of your medical record you need to access:

How can I get a copy of my medical record?

To get a copy of your medical record, you must complete and sign the Authorization for Disclosure of Patient Health Care and Information form and fax or email it to MediCopy Services as instructed on the form. Copies of your record will be sent from Medicopy Services within 2 to 3 business days.

You generally do not need to get a printed copy of your entire medical record if you:

  • Need to be excused from a class for exam because of illness. In such cases, contact Student Support Servicess3-support@mit.edu, 617-253-4861.
  • Want your parents to be involved in your care decisions.
  • Are traveling overseas and need a copy of your immunization record.

What should I do if I find something in my medical record that I think needs to be changed or corrected?

If you feel that specific medical information in your record is incorrect:

  • Download and complete the Request for Amendment of Protected Health Information form.
  • Specify the information you want changed, and sign the form.
  • Fax it to 617-258-0884, or mail it to MIT Medical Medical Records Service, E23-023, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.
  • Medical Records will notify you when a decision is made about amending your record.

How can I have my medical record from another provider sent to MIT Medical?

Contact the clinician or facility from whom you wish to obtain your medical record for instructions.

How can I get a copy of my MIT dental record?

How can I get a copy of my MIT mental health record?

  1. Download and complete the Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information (Mental Health Record) by MIT Medical.
  2. Fax the form to 617-253-0162, or mail it to Student Mental Health and Counseling Services, MIT Medical E23-364, 77 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139.

How can I have another provider send my mental health record to MIT?

Contact the provider from whom you wish to obtain your medical record for instructions.

What should I do if I find something in my mental health record that I think needs to be changed or corrected?

If you feel that specific medical information in your record is incorrect:

  • Download and complete the Request for Amendment of Protected Health Information form.
  • Specify the information you want changed, and sign the form.
  • Fax it to 617-258-0884, or mail it to MIT Medical Medical Records Service, E23-023, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.
  • You will be notified when a decision is made about amending your record.