The Health Information Management Services (HIMS) department fulfills requests for the release of information related to your medical records. The Release of Information staff will be happy to assist you in obtaining your medical records upon receipt of a valid authorization. The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for a valid authorization to release information.
Health Information Management Services is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital and may be reached at 301-774-8661. Their hours of operation are:
- Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (pre-arranged pick up of medical records only)
If you have misplaced a birth certificate, we cannot issue you one; these are issued by the State of Maryland. You can contact their offices at 410-764-3090 or 3052.