How to Move Medical Records


There are 50 different things that you need to keep track of when you are moving and one of the most important is making sure you don’t misplace or lose your medical records and medical files/papers! This is usually overlooked because no one thinks about medical records until you actually need them.

So, whether you are moving locally or long distance, you will need to make sure this is at the top of your list because it is one of the most important items. Next time you need your medical records or someone gets injured, you won’t be in a panic because you’ll know exactly where they are! You will also save time because you don’t have to call your old doctor that might be 1000 miles away and have them send the proper documents.

How soon should you move your medical records?

We would say as soon as possible! Make copies of your medical, dental and optometry/ophthalmology records and take them with you. You can give these to your new doctor as soon as you find one. It is important to label all your files correctly because they may be hard to differentiate.

packing suppliesStay organized by keeping your files in a file box like this!  You can get one from us! We have packing supplies.

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