Medical Records Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at . We review and update our FAQs frequently. FAQs often include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about getting a copy of your medical records and medical records privacy.

The FAQ “Medical Records,” is at . It answers the questions 1) Where can I get a copy of my medical records? and 2) How private are my medical records? The FAQ includes links for active duty military and veterans. Under “Related Questions,” there is a link to the US and international hospitals FAQ.

Send your comments about this resource or research assistance questions to our contact form at .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP
Reference Librarian
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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