Requesting Medical Records

How do I get a copy of my medical records?

The fastest and easiest way to obtain a copy of your medical records at Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights is to fill out an "Patient Authorization for the Release of Medical Information to Third Party" form that is HIPAA compliant. This can be found in the "Related Resources" section of this webpage, beneath the Patient Portal button. When completing the form, please print clearly and include a complete mailing address. The completed form can be faxed to (929) 210-5800 to the attention of the Health Information Management Department. While faxing the form is the fastest and easiest way to obtain your records, if you are unable to fax the form you may mail it to us at:

Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights
Health Information Management Department
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (929) 210-6520
Fax: (929) 210-5800

If the patient is a minor or is not competent to give consent, the signature of a parent, guardian or other legal representative will be required. Additional authorization may be required for release of specifically protected or privileged information. Contact the Health Information Management Department at (929) 210-6520 with specific questions.

Do I have to pay for my medical records?

If you are requesting copies of your medical records for yourself, yes, it is $0.75 per page based on NYS Public Health Law 18. Radiology films are $15.00 per film. Mammograms are free because of the requirements of the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act. Echocardiograms and Nuclear Medicine CDs are $30.00 each. All radiology images on CD are $5.00 each plus cost of mailing.

What if I want my records to go to another doctor?

As a courtesy, we do not charge for other physicians to receive copies of your records whether it is for a second opinion or you are transferring care. You still need to fill out an Authorization. However, your records will be sent on a CD for the other physician’s convenience.

How long does it take to get my records?

Normal processing time takes 2-3 business days. Film requests take 24-48 hours. CDs can be burned while you wait.

Can I pick up a copy of my records?

Yes. Please call ahead to pick up your records. You may pick them up at 300 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Our regular business hours are 8:30am-4:30pm. Directions can be found here.

Can my records be faxed to my physician or myself?

No. We are unable to this because we want to ensure the confidentiality of your medical information.

What should I do if I want to have copies of my medical records sent to my provider at Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights?

You can complete a "Patient Authorization for the Release of Medical Information to Mount Sinai" form and send it to the provider who has your medical records.


Contact Us

Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights

300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tel: 929-210-6000
Fax: 929-210-6001

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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