Medical Records

Patients who would like to obtain a copy of their medical records for care received at NSMC Salem Hospital or NSMC Union Hospital are asked to download and fill out one of the following forms: Release of Information form or Spanish version of Release of Information form. Completed forms can dropped off in person or mailed. Faxes are not accepted. Please be aware that a fee may be associated with the request and that requests are usually processed within five to ten business days.
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Copies of Protected Health Information will not be given unless one of the following forms of identification is provided.

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License; or
  • Valid U.S. State-issued non-driver identity card; or
  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Expired identification cannot be accepted

If a patient is a minor or is not competent to give consent, the signature of a parent, guardian or other legal representative is required.

For deceased patients, additional documentation will be required for release of protected/privileged health information.

Contact us with specific questions.

Office hours of NSMC Salem Hospital Medical Records

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8 – 5:00

Office hours of NSMC Union Hospital Medical Records

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8 – 4:30

Mailing address for medical records from NSMC Salem Hospital:

NSMC Salem Hospital Health Information Management Department
Release of Information Department – Axelrod 5
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970

Mailing address for medical records from MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center:

MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center
Health Information Management Department
Release of Information Department – Axelrod 5
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970

Mailing address for medical records from NSMC Union Hospital:

NSMC Union Hospital
Health Information Management Department
Release of Information Department – Hartman Hall Basement
490 Lynnfield Street, Rear Entrance
Lynn, MA 01904