When you transfer to adult care, your health record may not be transferred to your new healthcare provider. Your health record has all of the information about your previous medications, test results, treatments and more. If the doctors you see in adult care don’t receive this background information, they may look to you for it. For this reason it’s important that you keep track of your health information.
Having a copy of your health record can help your new doctors or specialists find out about your past care and the future care you may need. You will have to pay for a copy of your health record. Learn about Information Requests.
To get a copy, call the Health Information Management (HIM) Department at your children’s hospital.
If your parents want to purchase a copy of your health record, it is best to do this before you turn 18.