Guest maxfactornackerlacker

£100 to get my medical records !!!

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    Guest maxfactornackerlacker

    Just spoke to my doctors, and asked for a copy of my familys medical records to take with us to Adelaide. They said that it would cost me £10 per person, and then a further £10 per page printed !!!

     

    What has everyone else done about this ?

     

    Wasn't sure if there is a way of getting these records without the big cost.

     

    Cheers

    Max

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    Guest CarlyT

    I asked for mine last Friday and I pick them up tmro...she said she couldnt give me a price though but as there's not a lot there (luckily!) she said it shouldn't be much...I'm assuming just an admin fee...will be a bit shocked if it's £10 per page!! Will post tmro and let you know!

     

    Yet to get my OH's though and he's with a diff doc...hope it's not too much! :shocked:

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    Guest wijaya

    Why need to bring the medical records? we didn't when we came two years ago. I think unless you have special case, or special condition, that you want to discuss with your doctor when you come, I think the record's not really needed. When you see the doctor here, they will probably ask you to have a blood test, and will pick up from there. My wife and me have a blood pressure and she also has a condition callled hypothyroid (?), and we just brought our medication to show them, that's all.

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    Guest vikkiann

    You don't need them unless you have any illnesses but the receptionist at our doctors told me that they couldn't charge us because everyone has a right to see a copy of their medical records and gave me ours free

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    I wouldn't bother bringing them unless you have serious and ongoing medical conditions. We've been here 8 years and never been asked for medical records. Any info the doctor has needed we've just told them.

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    We were quoted £50 per person for medical records and then had a lovely call from the Dr saying that as the files weren't that big they'd cut the bill by 50%! - that was a welcome call as we've been doing nothing but paying out recently!

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    You don't need your records. Even if you see a specialist, your doctor should give you a letter of referral to the new specialist outlining anything pertinent. Don't get ripped off. Any GP here worth their name should be able to get a detailed history out of you and highlight anything needing further attention, in which case they will refer you. Doctors can contact specialists to get any info they need.

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    What the others have said. Unless you have a serious medical condition or some such you don't need them. And even then you only really need the notes on the condition, not your entire medical record.

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    Guest Guest6899

    We had a basic summary of all of ours didn't cost anything.. their still sitting in the garage...

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    We didnt pay that much,just very little, cant remember how much exactly but was told we can get a cd copy which will cost more.We only had high blood pressure/ high cholesterol but our doctor here was intesrested to see out records/tests done in the UK.

     

    Just spoke to my doctors, and asked for a copy of my familys medical records to take with us to Adelaide. They said that it would cost me £10 per person, and then a further £10 per page printed !!!

     

    What has everyone else done about this ?

     

    Wasn't sure if there is a way of getting these records without the big cost.

     

    Cheers

    Max

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    Just bring your kids red books (if they still have that sort of thing) to prove innoculations etc - we brought our notes but like most above have said, have never needed them.

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    Schools can ask for proof of innoculations so do take those, but otherwise unless you have a particular issue don't bother. Same for dental/optical records.

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    Ours are still sitting in the brown envelope that I was given by my doctor in England; never been asked for them. Just bring your Red Books for your children.

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