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 four ways:

By mail:
Mail your completed Medical Record Request 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 Medical Record Request Form can be faxed to (614) 355-0797.

By email:
Your completed Medical Record Request Form can be emailed to MedicalRecordRequests@NationwideChildrens.org.

Medical Record Request Forms

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

Turnaround Time for Requests

All requests, whether delivered in-person, by mail, email, or via fax, could take up to 30 days to complete. Same day requests will be reviewed to determine if the request can be completed same day. Nationwide Children’s does charge a flat fee of $6.50 for each copy of the requested records, unless extraordinary circumstances apply. There is no fee associated with obtaining an immunization records or list of visit dates. Once your request is complete, we will contact you to collect payment, and the records will be released via the method requested on your Medical Record Request Form.

For Questions:

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