Medical Records

The Health Information Management (HIM) Department at Nationwide Children's Hospital provides patients, patient families and healthcare professionals with medical records such as nurse’s notes, lab tests, reports and treatment plans.

How to Request Medical Records

Copies of medical records can be requested in one of three ways:

By mail:
Mail your completed authorization form to:
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Health Information Management Department
Attn: Correspondence
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH  43205

In person:
For your convenience, Authorization forms are available in all clinic locations.  Once you’ve completed the form, you can either have the clinic staff forward it to the HIM department or you can drop it off at the Radiology /Medical Records Office (700 Children's Drive) located on the first floor of the Tower building next to Radiology or at 255 East Main St.

By fax:
Your completed authorization form can be faxed to (614) 355-0797.

Medical Record Request Forms

Print Medical Records Request Form (English) Print Medical Records Request Form (Spanish)
Print Medical Records Request Form (Somalian) Print Medical Records Request Form (Japanese)

Turnaround Time for Requests

All requests, whether delivered in-person, by mail, or via fax, require a 5-7 day processing time. No same day requests will be accepted. Fees will be assessed upon receipt of your request and an invoice mailed. No fees are due up front. When your check or money order is received, the records will be mailed. If you would prefer to pick up your records, please note this preference on the authorization form and a representative will contact you with the fees and arrange a pick up time.

For Questions:

For questions about your request or to speak to a representative from our office, please call (614) 355-0777.