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Old 01-15-2018, 01:05 PM
 
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I'm setting myself up with a primary care doctor as a new patient and the paperwork requires that I give them access to my past medical records. I'm sure I received instructions during my discharge process, but not being able to afford medical insurance for a while now has left those instructions long forgotten. The only thing google is doing for me is telling me how I can request a copy of records from the National Personnel Records Center, which I'm not sure is what I should be giving my new doctor. Anyone know whose information I should use to complete this paperwork? It requires a facility, address, and phone number. And I'm sure I'd be wrong if I used the last medical facility I received care at (in this case, Naval Base Kitsap).
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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Have you applied for VA Healthcare? If so, they will have your records and you can get it from them. If not, go to the VA and ask them for assistance, that's what they are there for.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:50 PM
 
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I will try that, but I do remember explicitly asking if my medical records get delivered to the VA or if I have to take possession of them and then bring it to the VA myself. Unfortunately, I remember the answer a little less, but I could of sworn PSD said that it doesn't go to the VA.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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When you were separated from service determines where you records were sent. NPRC had most records prior to the early 1990's although they would have been transferred to the VA if you signed up for VA benefits. The VA has those from the early 1990's to 2013 and the individual branch's medical record repository has those after 2013.

If you are signing up for benefits with the VA, they will do all the leg work to get your service medical records. You only have to handle private records.
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