Patients and Families

Medical Records

Health Information Management (Medical Records)
Main Hospital, Floor 1c

The Health Information Management Department maintains records for all inpatient, same-day surgery and outpatient services.

Requesting Medical Records

Access to medical records is protected by Pennsylvania State Department of Health regulations and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has partnered with Verisma, a national correspondence company, to copy and process medical records that are requested by Parents and Third Party Requestors. Please be advised that the staff who process your request are specially trained to protect the confidentiality of your child’s records.
 
Copies of medical records may be released upon receipt of written and signed authorization of the Parent, Legal Guardian or Patient (if over 18 years of age). Download the Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information Form.

Copies of medical reecords that are released for your own personal use or for a third party, such as an attorney, will be charged a fee. View the fee schedule.
 
A completed and signed Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information form can be sent to our Health Information Management Department as follows:
 
Fax:  412-692-6068

E-mail:    RecordRelease@chp.edu

Mail: 
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Health Information Management
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15224

Contact Us

For questions, please contact Children's Hospital's Health Information Management Department at 412-692-6834.

If an Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information form has already been submitted and you have received a letter from Verisma with your access code, please click here.
 
Last Update
August 13, 2015
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Last Update
August 13, 2015
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