Main Hospital, 1st floor
Located on the 1st floor of the Main hospital, next to the cashier’s office.
Obtain Copies of Your Records:
To obtain a copy of your medical records download and complete the Authorization for Release of Information
form. This Form may also be obtained in the Health Information Management Department (HIM) or you may request for the form to be mailed or faxed to you. Unless for immediate patient care (i.e. a scheduled doctor appointment), please allow up to 5 business days for requests to be processed. The average processing time is 2 days if the medical record is complete.
Please note: If you are under psychiatric care, you will need to sign an Authorization for Disclosure of Mental Health Information.
In accordance with District of Columbia Law, processing fees and copying charges may apply. If there is a charge for your records, you will receive an invoice from the HIM Department. Payment may be required prior to the release of your records. Contact the HIM department for more information.
If copies are released to a third party (i.e. attorney or insurance company) the charge is $0.50 per page.
If copies are released to the patient for personal reasons the charge is $0.50 per page. There is no charge for records released for continuing care.
Obtain Copies of Birth Certificates:
Sibley Memorial Hospital does not issue birth Certificates. All birth certificates are issued by The State Center for Health Statistics Vital Records Division. Vital Records is located at:
825 North Capital Street, N.E.
Washington DC 20002
Phone: 202-442-9303 or 202-442-5865.