How to Access Medical Records
Consistent with current law, McLean Hospital policy allows patients, their families, legal guardians or healthcare agents to request permission to either inspect a hospital record or obtain a copy of the discharge summary or other portion(s) of a record. A request must be accompanied by the consent of the patient or other legally authorized person. Although most requests are granted, if a determination is made that inspection will result in serious harm to the patient, such access will be denied.
To request a copy of your medical record you may either download the McLean Hospital Authorization For Release of Medical Records Form (PDF) or send a written request that includes:
- Patient name
- Mailing address
- Date of birth
- Phone number
- Dates of service
- Where you received treatment
- Indicate the specific information that you are seeking
Please sign and date your release form or written request and send to:
Health Information Management Department
Indicate inpatient or outpatient medical records
115 Mill Street, Mail Stop 139
Belmont, MA 02478
For more information, please call 617.855.2447.