How to Obtain Medical Records
The information contained in a patient’s medical record is confidential. It is a legal requirement that Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 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. These forms are available through Health Information Management.
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.
Direct your requests to:
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Health Information Management
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
If you have questions or would like help from the Health Information Management Department at Cincinnati Children’s, call 513-636-4217 or 513-636-8233.