How do you obtain your mental health records from years past?!

Question: How do you obtain your mental health records from years past!?
I do not know the institutions that I was a "resident" of!. To include, I no longer live in that state!.

Is there a blanket database or one certain place I can request the records from!?Www@Answer-Health@Com

No, there is no "blanket database" of psychiatric records!. They are retained by the individual hospitals/facilities!. Some are destroyed after a certain period of time!.

One possibility, however, is if your stay was publicly funded!. In that case, there is a slight (very slight) possibility that medicare and/or medicaid has retained payment records (but not clinical records)!. If you could obtain payment records, you may be able then to query the individual facilities listed there!.


The records may no longer be at that facility, but you will have to figure where you were, and they may email you, or send you a form to fill out and sign, they need to have a hand sign document!. and yes there is a fee!.!.!.!. depending on what you are wanting and how many pages they have to copy it could be huge!.!.!.!. I just got records from one place!.!.!. costed me over 85 bucks to get the records, another place the fill was smaller and it was 45 bucks!.!.!.!.!. doesn't matter if you live in that state or not!.!.!.!. and two you might be looking at the institution might have closed down!.!.!. and not possible to track the records!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

you need to find out where you were!. trace it through med records, family, teachers or other people who might have known where you were!. Then it's easy enough to give them the info they need and maybe a fee to copy the records once you contact the hospital you were at!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

i dont think so!. i think you have to know the place you were and call them direct for your records, as you will need to fill out a form stating you authorize them to give you your records!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

You need to call certain places!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

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