How to Obtain Medical Records
The Health Information Management Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center processes, stores and retrieves patient medical records.
The information contained in a patient’s medical record is confidential. It is a legal requirement that Cincinnati Children’s receive specific authorization before releasing this information. Authorization may be granted by completing an “Authorization For Use and / or Disclosure of Protected Health Information” form.
Beginning Monday, March 9, 2020, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will destroy medical records whose retention periods have expired. These include medical records of patients who have not been seen for care within the past 30 years.
A patient or patient’s legal representative may request copies of the medical record prior to destruction. Requests to do so must be submitted using the “Authorization for Use/Disclosure of Protected Health Information” form located below in the "Download a Form" section.