As a student, you can view your immunization records through PatientLink — the online patient portal for UB Student Health Services.
Some students have reported an inability to open attachments sent through our secure messaging system. We are working on this on-going issue. Most students have been able to access the documents using a UB computer on campus. Another option is to complete an Authorization to Release or Obtain Health Records form, return it to our office, we can then release the information by mail, fax, or in-person pick up.
We strongly recommend that you use PatientLink (not email) for any confidential communication with health care providers at Student Health Services. Through PatientLink, you can view and print your immunization records and communicate securely with Student Health Services.
Please note that information shared on PatientLink, including secure message exchanges, will become part of your medical record at the University at Buffalo Student Health Services.
To get your immunization records, simply log in to PatientLink, then click on “Immunization” then “View History.” If you need a copy of your records, click on the printer icon.
If you cannot log in to PatientLink, please complete the Authorization to Release or Obtain Health Records form.
Immunization records on PatientLink are available for students who entered UB after 2008. Students who entered UB in 2008 or earlier should complete the Authorization to Release or Obtain Health Records Form.
Health and immunization records submitted to or generated by Student Health Services are held on file for 10 years.
In accordance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), if a patient is 18 years of age or older we cannot release any medical information to a parent, spouse, instructor, employer or anyone else other than the patient him/herself. Patients who would like Student Health Services to verify an appointment or discuss diagnosis and treatment with anyone other than themselves must sign an authorization consent form during their visit. This consent pertains to that day’s appointment only; a new release form must be signed at each visit.
If other individuals or agencies have provided confidential information to Student Health Services, you cannot use the authorization form to re-release this information. For copies of medical records that came from another individual or agency, please contact that original individual or agency directly.
You must submit a signed authorization form if you want Student Health Services to release a copy of your medical records to another health care provider, or obtain a copy of your medical records from another health care provider.
To give Student Health Services permission to release your medical records to a health care provider (or obtain your medical records from a health care provider) please complete and submit the Authorization to Release or Obtain Medical Records Form. Please note that it may take up to two weeks to process your request for release of information, depending on the current volume of requests.
If you want to release your records to another provider or just need a copy for yourself — please view the Release or Obtain My Medical Records Form.