Thank you for your interest in obtaining your medical records. In order for St. Louis Children’s Hospital to release confidential hospital medical record information to someone other than yourself, please complete and sign the Authorization for Release of Information Form. If you are 18 years of age or older and want to obtain a copy of your medical record please click on the Individual Access Form and complete and sign. For more specific information about obtaining St. Louis Children’s Hospital records please call the Correspondence Center at 314.454.6060 or email us.
If you or your child were seen at one of the Washington University Clinics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, they maintain their own medical records. If you would like to obtain information about having these records released please call or email their Release of Information Center at 314.273.0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no charge for records to be sent to another physician, hospital or other medical facility for continuity of care. For all other requests there is a fee of $.55 per page for photocopies if your record is in paper form or electronic. If we must go through microfilm, there is a processing charge of $1.50 per page. You will receive a bill for our efforts with the mailed copy of your record. Before we begin researching and copying your record, we are happy to provide you a cost estimate.
To minimize cost, we suggest requesting a copy of:
- Discharge Summaries
- Operative Notes
- Diagnostic tests
- The “abstract” of the record which would give you the essential elements of the record without having all the daily assessments
We can only provide you a copy of the information we have. We cannot interpret what the information means or discuss it with you. Please take the information to your personal physician to discuss the findings.