Example: In college, my records are essentially made such that I have to turn all past records in before applying to a new school.

It has been 5+ years since I have met with a medical professional and not being a doctor I really don't remember what cholesterol and other health problems I had.

Is there a way to go back and retrieve all past records. I gather after 10 years or so they may no longer have them, but I have yet to have determined a way to get all past records.

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    All you can do is call the practices where you were seen and ask. They should have kept records at least 7 years in the US. Rules may be different in other countries.
    – Carey Gregory
    Apr 18 '18 at 23:01
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    – William
    Apr 18 '18 at 23:03
  • @CareyGregory Doesn't my insurance have something. I have heard they use codes or something sometimes.
    – William
    Apr 19 '18 at 0:39
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    They will know what tests and procedures they paid for, but they won't know the results. And, really, getting information from an insurance company is going to be 3.2 million times harder than getting it from a doctor's office. It's not hard. Just call them and ask. Expect to pay a small fee for copies. Meanwhile, you could just schedule a routine physical with another doctor and get current results. Your lab tests from 5+ years ago aren't likely to be valuable information.
    – Carey Gregory
    Apr 19 '18 at 1:39
  • Okay so it sounds like the best answer is that the insurance company may have who I meet with and the doctor offices the actual data.
    – William
    Apr 19 '18 at 3:03

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