Medical Records

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.

How to request medical records

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.

Patients, Parents, and Legal Guardians may also fax their completed Authorization to Request Medical Records directly to the Health Information Management Department at 330-543-5360.

Physicians and other HealthCare Organizations should continue to fax stat requests for medical records to 330-543-3886.

All other Requests for Medical Records should be mailed to the address above.

Subpoenas must be accompanied by a Court Order (signed by a judge) or an Authorization to Release Medical Records, signed by the Legal Guardian.

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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