Jamaica Hospital Medical Records

Gaining access to your medical records at Jamaica Hospital is easy when you complete the required form. If you end up seeing a doctor outside of the hospital, providing him or her with your medical record will help to ensure the continuity of the care you receive as a patient. Having your previous medical records is helpful in order to inform new physicians about your medical history.

However, because medical records are protected, there is an established protocol in place for accessing them. Read below to learn more about how we protect your privacy and how you can access your records.

Confidentiality of Your Jamaica Hospital Medical Records

Maintaining the privacy of all personal or medical information in your health record is your right as a patient. For this reason, we will not release our record to any patient unless the patient, his or her legal guardian, or the executor of his or her estate provides appropriate written authorization—or unless there is a court order for this information.

How to Request Your Jamaica Hospital Medical Records

To request your medical record from Jamaica Hospital, you’ll need to print and complete all of the fields on our health information release authorization form. Then, you will need to sign the form where indicated.

Afterward, you can bring your completed form to Jamaica Hospital’s “C” Building, in our Cellar area. This area is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Note that unless a physician will be using your records, the charge for your records will be 36 cents a page.

You may also mail your request for your medical record to our department of medical records at 8900 Van Wyck Expressway, Jamaica, NY 11418. We do not accept faxed forms.

For additional information about obtaining your medical records, please call us at (718) 206-7900.

How to Obtain Your Child’s Birth Certificate

We don’t send out birth certificates from our hospital. Instead, New York’s health department handles this task. Therefore, if you’re trying to get a copy of your newborn baby’s birth certificate for the first time, you should contact (212) 788-4520.

Meanwhile, if you simply want an extra copy of your or your child’s birth certificate, or you need a replacement copy after losing your first one, you can ask for one online at
https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/birth.htm.