Why do I need copies of my medical records?
There are many reasons why you might need copies of your medical records. If you are changing physicians for any reason—whether it be discontent with your current physician or that you are moving out of town—you will need to provide copies of your medical records to your new doctor. In addition, if you are going to seek care from a specialist, you will also need to provide copies of relevant medical records. These records may also be required to prove you have the necessary vaccines to attend school and if you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit.