The Guide to Getting and Using Your Health Records

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This guide is for people who want to get their health records, as well as people who need the record of a person they care for, like a child, elderly parent, or person with a disability. A health record is a written account of a person’s health history, including their:

  • Medications
  • Treatments
  • Tests
  • Immunizations
  • Notes from visits to a health care provider

This guide is to help people get their health record and make sure the records are correct and complete.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. (n.d.). The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records. Retrieved from