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How Do I Obtain a Copy of my Health Record?

How do I obtain copies of my Personal Health Information?

  • You may request copies of your health record by submitting a written request to the Release of Information Clerk within the Department of Health Records of the hospital where you were treated.
  • Requests for diagnostic images (such as x-rays or scans) can be requested by contacting the Film Library of the hospital where you were treated (contact information listed below).

In order for your request to be processed, it must include:

  • the patient's name
  • patient's date of birth
  • mailing address of where the information is to be sent
  • details on what information is requested
  • the signature of the patient or substitute decision maker (proof required) and witnessed
  • the request must be dated within 30 days of our receiving it
  • If you are making a request for records of a deceased patient, please contact the Release of Information Clerk within the Department of Health Records of the hospital where the patient was treated.

Consent to Disclose Personal Health Information Form

Administration Fee

  • To cover the cost of time and supplied, there is an administrative cost for requests.
  • For further information on fees and payment, please contact the Release of Information Clerk within the Department of Health Records of the hospital where you were treated.

Department of Health Records Contact Information

Contact information for the Department of Health Records for each site is listed for your convenience. 

Should you wish to make your request in person, please call the Health Records Department prior to your arrival to to ensure a staff member is available to assist you.

Hamilton General Hospital
Health Records Department
237 Barton Street East
Hamilton, ON  L8L 2X2
Phone    905-521-2100   Ext. 46264
Fax 905-577-8024

Juravinski Cancer Centre and Juravinski Hosptial
Health Records Department
699 Concession Street
Hamilton, ON  L8V 5C2
Phone 905-521-2100   Ext. 63315
Fax 905-575-6344

McMaster University / McMaster Children's Hospital / The Main Street West Urgent Care Centre/Chedoke Hospital
1200 Main Street West 
Hamilton, ON  L8N 3Z5
Phone 905-521-2100   Ext. 75123
Fax 905-528-3828

St. Peter's Hospital 
88 Maple Avenue  
Hamilton, ON  L8M 1W9
Phone 905-521-2100   Ext. 12216
Fax 905-526-2065

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital 
Correspondence / Release of Information
169 Main Street East 
Grismby, ON  L3M 1P3
Phone 905-945-2253   Ext. 360
Fax 905-945-3125

 

Film Library Contact Information

 

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital 
Department of Radiology
169 Main Street East 
Grimsby, ON L3M 1P3 
Phone 905-945-2253 Ext. 321
Fax 905-945-5148

Hamilton General Hospital 
Film Library 
237 Barton Street East
Hamilton, ON  L8L 2X2
Phone    905-521-2100   Ext. 46515
Fax 905-527-9053

Juravinski Hospital (formerly Henderson General)
Film Library
711 Concession Street
Hamilton, ON  L8V 1C3
Phone  905-521-2100   Ext. 42257
Fax 905-383-0583

McMaster University Medical Centre / McMaster Children's Hospital
Film Library
P.O. Box 2000
Hamilton, ON  L8N 3Z5
Phone  905-521-2100  Ext. 75319
Fax 905-521-5086

 

 

 

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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