About Medical Records
Medical records include, but are not limited to a patient’s medical history, test results, office visit notes, discharge summary, and operative reports of treatments and medical services. The Medical Records Department can provide you with copies of your medical records related to care at a facility.
The medical records offices are not available for patient walk-in services. If you need to collect records in person, please contact us at 617-726-2361 for possible options.
Request patient medical records
Patients can use Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway to access their medical records and request additional records or by faxing an authorization form to the Mass General Brigham Release of Information team at 617-726-3661 or mailing the form to 121 Innerbelt Road, Somerville, MA 02143-4453.
Patients can request copies of and that amendments be made to their medical records by submitting forms to the Mass General Brigham Medical Records Department.
Find the aurhotization forms as well as more information here. The release of information authorization form is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
If you have an urgent need of copies of your medical record or have questions regarding your request, please contact 617-726-2361.
Patients Who are Minors or Who Cannot Give Consent
If the patient is a minor or unable to give consent, the signature of a parent, guardian or other legal representative is required. Additional authorization may also be required for the release of specifically protected or privileged information. Certain information can take up to 30 days for processing.
Contact the Release of Information Unit at 617-726-2361 with questions about specific requests.
Mass Eye and Ear does not provide birth or death certificates. To request medical records of a deceased patient, the request must be accompanied by authorization from the executor of the estate. Please note that a fee may be associated with a medical record request.
Any requests for radiology films or CDs, or for billing records, should be directed to those specific departments. The Medical Records department does not release this information.
Using the Apple Health App
iPhone® users receiving care at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and all other Mass General Brigham entities can now use the Apple Health app to access and visualize key parts of their current health records, including allergies, conditions, immunizations, labs, medications, procedures and vitals. The Apple Health app allows users to combine health records from multiple care providers.
To begin, open the Apple Health app, navigate to Health Records, select the institutions from which you wish to download your data, and follow the instructions. The app is available to patients with an iPhone running iOS 11.3 or later. We are proud to be one of the first organizations to enable this capability for patients.