Hamburger

Call: 1-202-476-5000

 
For Patients & Families
Visiting and Staying
Locations and Directions
Medical Records
Parenting Corner & Blog
Create and View Patient Websites
Patient Spotlight
Camps
Just for Kids
Clinical Trials
Insurance and Billing
Programs
Publications
Services for Families
Give to Children's
How to Select A Pediatric Hospital
 
 
Email 

this page Email This Page
Print this page Print This Page
 

  Join Us On:
  Follow Children's on Facebook  Facebook
  Follow Children's on Twitter  Twitter
  Watch Children's on YouTube  YouTube
 
 
     
 

Health Information Management - Medical Records

The Health Information Management (HIM) department is committed to providing the highest quality of service to our patients, physicians, and other healthcare information users by maintaining the accurate, dependable, and secure collection of records as well as the appropriate dissemination of health information.

Release of Information
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM excluding holidays

Scanning Operations (includes Emergency/Continuation of Patient Care requests)
Hours of Operation: 6 AM to 11:30 PM Seven days/week including holidays

Phone: 202-476-5267

Please send all requests, authorizations and legal name changes, to:
Children’s National Medical Center
ATTN: Health Information Management
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Or fax to: 202-476-2270

Requests for Medical Records

Individuals have a right to access, inspect and obtain a copy of their Protected Health Information (PHI) for as long as the designated record set is maintained as deemed by law. All requests should be made through the HIM department.

To request for medical record copies, an Authorization for Release of Medical Information is required and must be signed by a parent, legal guardian, and/or the patient (if the patient is 18 years of age or older).

**Please note: If you are the legal guardian, please provide appropriate documentation along with the authorization.

Authorization for Release of Medical Information
Authorization for Release of Medical Information

It takes approximately 10-14 business days for your request to be processed.

Charges (other fees may apply):
  • $0.50/pg (pgs 1-50)
  • $0.25/pg (pgs 51+)
Children’s National Medical Center has contracted with IOD, Incorporated to process our billing copies of medical records. For questions and concerns regarding the billing of copies for medical records, please call 1-866-420-7455.

To request copies of Radiology images, please contact the Radiology department at 202-476-3426.

To request copies of hospital bills, please contact the Billing department at 301-572-3542.

Request for Legal Name Changes

Changes to patient names within the medical record and hospital systems should be made through the HIM department.

To request a name change, a Legal Name Change Form is required, must be signed by parent, legal guardian, and/or patient (if the patient is 18 years of age or older, and must be accompanied by one of the following documents to verify legal name change:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Final Adoption Decree
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Court Order
Legal Name Change Form
Download a copy of the Legal Name Change Form, click here.
Download a copy of the Legal Name Change Form in Spanish, click here.

Send all requests, authorizations and legal name changes, to:
Children’s National Medical Center
ATTN: Health Information Management
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
 


 
Quick Links
Visiting and Staying at Children's
Refer a Patient to Children's
Find A Doctor at Children's
Request an Appointment at Children's
Online Bill Pay
Give to Children's
Get Involved at Children's
Subscribe to Children's RSS Feed