Medical records contain all your health information, including your doctor’s charts, test results, immunization records, and other critical health information. These records may be paper or electronic. If you have been seen at a medical facility, they will have a medical record for you. You can also create personal health records for yourself or your family. This can help caregivers keep track of their loved ones’ chronic conditions.
- Family History (MedlinePlus)
- Personal Health Records (MedlinePlus)
- Benefits of Electronic Health Records (HealthIT.gov)
- Taking Control: Learn More About Accessing Your Health Information (National Institutes of Health)
- Your Health Information Privacy Rights (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Medical records for patients in the UNC Health Care System are maintained by the UNC Health Information Management department. For information about your medical record, please see this Medical Records page or call (984) 974-3226. If you would like to request a copy of information in a medical record, please FAX a completed authorization form to (984) 974-0474.
- Updated: Health IT for You Giving You Access to Your Medical Records When and Where They’re Needed (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT)
- Your Health Information, Your Rights (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
- Your Rights under HIPAA (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.
iBlueButton allows you to securely access and exchange electronic health records with health care providers, including X-ray images and reports, lab results and visit summaries. Less than $15. iOS, Android.
Wanngi enables you to track symptoms, upload all your results from pathology, vaccines, scans, scripts, set medication reminders and more. Free.
Data is stored locally on your device. No web service required. Universal App (one purchase for iPhone & iPad). $7.99
Resources selected by Hannah Burrows, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed December 6, 2022