Medical records include a patient's medical history and care, as well as laboratory test results, medications prescribed, and plans for further care, such as patient instruction for self-care and return visits. Medical records are necessary to provide continuity of care.
Since medical records contain detailed information about patients, Akron Children's staff is specially trained in protecting our patients' privacy.
To request a copy of your medical record or your child’s record for personal use, please mail our authorization form or a handwritten request to:
Akron Children’s Hospital
ATTN: Health Information Management
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Be sure to include the patient’s full name, date of birth, the specific records requested, and treatment dates. Also include your name, address, phone number and relationship to the patient. All requests must be signed and dated. We must have a written request to release any records.
Copies for doctors and other care providers are free, otherwise customary charges will apply.
For more information, call Health Information Management at 330-543-8552.
Secure, online access to you or your child's health records is available through MyChart. This electronic health record allows parents and caregivers to:
To sign up for MyChart, request an enrollment form at your next appointment. Visit the MyChart page for additional details.
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