The Department of Health Information Management maintains a medical record for every individual evaluated and treated at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. The confidentiality of medical and personal information contained in the medical record is a right of every patient and shall not be released to individuals without the proper written authorization of the patient, legal guardian, executor of the estate, or court order.
To request a medical record, you must print and fill out all fields in the authorization for release of health information form, then sign where indicated. All completed forms should be brought to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. The fee for medical records is 36 cents per page, unless for use by a physician.
The Medical Records Correspondence Section is located in the Cellar of the “C” Building and is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Completed forms can also be mailed to:
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Medical Records Department
8900 Van Wyck Expressway Jamaica, NY 11418
Faxed forms will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact (718) 206 7900.
INFORMATION REGARDING OBTAINING A BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Birth certificates are not sent out by the hospital. They are sent out by the NYS Department of Health. If a parent is looking for their newborn’s first birth certificate, they can contact the Department of Health at 212-788-4520. If anyone wishes to obtain a copy of a birth certificate (that may have been lost) they can request one on line by going to: