Requesting Your Medical Records
At OrthoBethesda, all requests for medical records must be in writing. This helps us to protect your private information. We need to document every time your records are released from the office, even to yourself. Please send your completed release form to us by mail (10215 Fernwood Road, Suite 506, Bethesda, MD, 20817), by fax (301-897-8597), or by email. Please indicate how you would like to receive your records—by mail, fax, secure email, or office pick-up. Allow 2-4 days for your request to be processed.
Generally, it’s best to obtain personal copies of records and images, because a healthcare facility may be slow to process records into your chart. Depending on the size of the facility, these things may be lost altogether. When you obtain personal copies, you can distribute to any provider you like without filling multiple release forms, and you don’t risk your records being purged over time. We do not charge patients for records.