Identify the facility where records are being requested
Know what information you need. In most cases, you may not need a copy of your entire medical record. Instead, we are happy to provide an abstract of your care that includes all dictated physician reports such as lab, cardiology, medical imaging and pathology.
Sign and date the form
Submit the completed authorization via e-mail, fax, U.S. mail, or in-person delivery
Mail the completed authorization form to: Attn: Medical Records
4175 Chandler Drive
Hanover Park, IL 60133
Visit the medical records department at McHenry Hospital, Huntley Hospital, or Woodstock Hospital. Our hours are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Please bring a photo ID.
Once the records are ready, you will be mailed a copy of the requested records
Federal law permits Northwestern Medicine to assess patients a reasonable, cost-based fee for copies of their records (See 45 CFR Section 164.524(c)(4))
If you need assistance obtaining an authorization form or have any further questions about release of your records please call 815.338.5139.
Our hours are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.