Medical Records

How To Receive Copies Of Your Medical Record

California law ensures patients access/disclosure of their medical information. The patient access law requires that a patient’s medical record be available upon a written request from the patient, or patient’s representative. Disclosure of a medical record must be accompanied by a patient consent/authorization. The records of your hospital stay are kept in the hospital Medical Records Department (also known as the Health Information Management Department).

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Health Information

During your stay at St. Francis Medical Center, you were issued a unique medical record number and your records were compiled into a unit record under that number. There is a charge of $6.50 if you have a need for a copy of your record for personal use. We will be happy to copy your record for any physician who is to provide continued medical care for your well-being at no charge.

Although we are staffed six days a week for the processing of records, we are only open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed evenings, weekends and holidays.

The Health Information Management Department (Medical Records) is located in the main hospital (Patient Tower) at 3630 E. Imperial Highway, Lynwood, CA 90262. Contact us at 310-900-8640.

To request your medical records from the hospital, please completely fill out the form below and send it to us by mail, or via fax at 833-994-2169.

How to Obtain a Copy of a Birth Certificate

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk’s Office provides copies of birth certificates for individuals born within Los Angeles County. Complete information on how to obtain copies can be found on their website:

Records are available for births occurring in Los Angeles County since 1866. St. Francis Medical Center does not provide copies of birth certificates. These must be requested in-person or via their website. Listed below are the locations to request copies of a birth certificate:

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Office Locations for Birth Records

Branch offices accept requests for birth records and issue birth record copies from 1964 to the present.

Location Address Phone Hours
(Monday – Friday, except holidays)


(Main Office)

12400 Imperial Hwy., 1st Floor

Norwalk, CA 90650

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M-F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

3rd Thursday of the month:

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on

LAX Courthouse

11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90045

310-727-6142 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

44509 16th St. West, Suite 101

Lancaster, CA 93534

661-945-6446 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Van Nuys

14340 W. Sylvan St.

Van Nuys, CA 91401

818-376-3777 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

7807 S. Compton Ave., Room 102

Los Angeles, CA 90001

323-586-6192 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
East Los Angeles

4716 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Building B.

Los Angeles, CA 90022

323-260-2991 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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