Patient Records

Patient Records

Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, you have a right of access to your own personal health information.


How do I access my medical record?

Patients requiring copies of their medical records must submit a written request to the hospital where you were treated (Birchmount, Centenary, or General) and submit a personal health information request form. Your request will be processed in the shortest time possible (within 30 days).

Note: Health Records Department requires the original signed authorization form in order to complete your request.

SHN – Birchmount hospital
Release of Information
3030 Birchmount Rd.
Scarborough, ON M1W 3W3

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 pm.

Phone
416-495-2701 ext. 2532
Fax
416-495-2562
Form
Consent for Disclosure of Personal Information

SHN – Centenary hospital
Release of Information
2867 Ellesmere Road
Scarborough, ON, M1E 4B9

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed on statutory holidays and weekends.

Phone
416-284-8131 ext. 5304
Fax
416-284-3155
Form
Consent for Disclosure of Personal Information
Form
Fee Structure

SHN – General hospital
Release of Information
3050 Lawrence Ave. E.
Scarborough, ON M1P 2V5

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 pm.

Phone
416-438-2911 ext. 6445
Fax
416-438-9447
Form
Consent for Disclosure of Personal Information

What does it cost to request medical information?

There is an administrative cost for non-medical requests. A pre-payment fee must be submitted with your written request. There is no fee for medical requests.

How do I have my records released to another individual?

If you want your records released to another person, complete the Consent to Disclose Personal Health Information and forward it to the Health Records Department. The consent form must be signed, dated and witnessed.

How do I obtain birth information?

If you require birth information (eg. Proof of birth, time of birth), submit a written request that includes your mother’s full name at the time of your birth. Please note there is an administrative fee for this information.

If you need your birth certificate, you can apply for it online at vitalcertificates.ca.

How do I obtain records for a deceased patient?

If you require records for deceased patients, please submit a written request with proof of executor or legal signing authority.

How do I obtain a CD from Diagnostic Imaging or Cardiac Diagnostics?

If you are looking to get a CD from Diagnostic Imaging or Cardiac Diagnostics at our Centenary hospital, please use the following contact information:

  • Diagnostic Imaging – 416-284-8131 ext. 7298
  • Cardiac Diagnostics – 416-284-8131 ext. 4330