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

Release of Information (including Continuation of Patient Care requests) 
Hours of operation: 
Weekdays: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Weekends: Closed on weekends 
Holidays: Closed on hospital-observed holidays

Phone: 202-476-5267, option 7

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.

For status request checks, please dial 202-476-4710.

Request for Medical Records

Request 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 form 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). (English) (Español)

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

Authorization for Release of Medical Information

It takes approximately 21 business days for your request to be processed.

Charges (other fees may apply):

  • $0.36/page

Children’s National Health System has contracted with STAR MED partners in HIM solutions to process our billing copies of medical records. For questions and concerns regarding the billing of copies for medical records, please call 202-476-4710.

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

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

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

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