Medical Records


If you wish to obtain a copy of your medical records from Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Inc., the fastest and easiest way is to fill out the HIPAA-compliant request form Patient Authorization for the Release of Medical Information to a Third Party. You can complete the form online, and click the submit button which will e-mail the completed form directly to our medical records team. Or you can opt to complete the form online, print it, and either Fax it to 718.663.6137, Attn: Health Information Management Department. If you are unable to fax the form, you can mail it to us or bring it to us at:

Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
Health Information Management Department
6200 Beach Channel Drive
Arverne, NY 11692
Ph: 718.945.7150 and ask for Medical Records
Fax: 718-663-6137

How to request your medical records

  • When filling out the request form, please be aware of Section (9), which requires the date of service needed and which information is requested, for example: entire chart, labs, immunization records, etc.
  • Please also see the Sensitive Information area, located in Section (9), which requires your initials authorizing the release of your drug, mental health or HIV-STD medical history.
  • When requesting records for a minor, please fill out all pertinent areas of the form, including boxes (12) and (13). Box (12), Parent’s Signature and box (13) should indicate if you are the mother or father of the patient.
  • Please provide proof of your ID, for example: state identification, driver’s license, passport or any other state- or school-issued ID.

FAQs

Do I have to pay for my medical records?

Please ask the HIM (Health Information Management) professionals about any fees regarding your request for medical records.

How long does it take to get my records?

Normal processing time is between two to three weeks depending on the size of your medical file and scope of your request.

Can I pick up a copy of my records?

Yes. Please call ahead to make sure they are ready for pickup.

Health Information Management Department (Medical Records Department) at Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center is committed to providing its patients with their Release of Information needs, in an efficient and timely manner. We abide by New York State regulation guidelines to protect your Protected Health Information (PHI).

We welcome patients from Brooklyn, Jamaica, Queens, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Red Hook, Rockaway, Ozone Park, Inwood, Long Island and surrounding locations. Please call 718.945.7150 or use our online form to request an appointment.

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