Patients & Visitors

Medical Records

I am a Patient Representative

I am an Attorney

Please note: subpoenas are not accepted with this method.

Per the 21st Century Cures Act, you will have immediate access in Connect to test results and clinical notes, including laboratory, pathology, radiology, diagnostic testing results, and progress notes.

Connect Patient Portal

Through our online patient portal, Connect, patients can view:

  • Electronic medical records
  • Laboratory test results
  • Radiology and diagnostic testing results
  • Access to Connect Bedside (your TV system, mobile or tablet device during your Hospital stay)

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Accessing Medical Records

Under federal and New York State law, patients have a right to access their medical records.

The Hospital will generally honor a patient’s request to furnish information to another party which may include but not be limited to another physician, hospital, or medical facility; to an attorney; to court to an insurance company; and to the patient.

The patient also has a right to receive a copy of their medical record in an electronic form and may also direct the Hospital to provide such copy directly to their personal representative/designee.

Hospital Records

As of Feb. 1, 2020 patients who were seen at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, or NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network can access their medical records through our new patient portal Connect,

Alternatively, patients can complete the authorization form (below) in full and send it to the appropriate address provided on the form.

Physician Records

To request a copy of your medical records from a physician who treated you, contact the physician's office directly.


Patients who wish to request their medical records need to complete the "Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information/Medical Records” in English, Spanish or Chinese.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I complete the Release of Information form?

How do I obtain copies of my medical records?

Contact information for the release of medical records

For disclosures when your medical records contain information for one or more of the following categories the patient or authorized representative is required to indicate this by initialing the appropriate section of the Authorization in addition to completing it in full:

  • Alcohol/Drug Treatment
  • Mental Health Treatment (except psychotherapy notes)
  • HIV/AIDS Related Information
  • Genetic Testing Information