We want to make it as easy as possible for you to ask for a copy of your medical records. Release of Information for all UChicago Medicine Health System locations is now centralized. This means that records from any UChicago Medicine facility can be requested together and separate requests are no longer needed.

UChicago Medicine Locations

  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital
  • University of Chicago Medicine Medical Groups

Who can sign to get health information for a patient:

  • The patient (Not the spouse)
  • Power of Attorney if the patient is not able to sign (Legal document must be provided.)
  • Parent (If the patient is younger than age 18 years of age)
  • Parent and minor if the patient is 12 to 17 years of age and is getting psychiatric, alcohol, or drug treatment services.
  • Legal guardian (Proof of guardianship document must be provided.)
  • Representative of the estate for patients who have died. (Copy of the death certificate and a copy of the representative of estate documents must be provided).

Cost of Records

  • There is no cost to patients asking for their own medical records.
  • There is no cost for records going directly to other healthcare providers.
  • Requests for records from third parties are charged the following fees:
Number of Copies Cost for Medical Records
Processing Fee See below for details
Page number 1-25 ($1.18) 1 dollar and 18 cents a page
Other charges apply for requests more than 25 pages  
Page number 26-50 79 cents per page
Page number 51 and more 39 cents per page
Record on CD 50 percent of paper pricing
X-Rays on CD (multiple exams) 10 dollars for each exam


Cost for Medical Records Details:

Pricing is from the State of Illinois 2022 copying fees (735 ILCS)

When patients ask for copies for other people and healthcare providers, the person getting those copies will be charged a processing fee of $31.56. (31 dollars and 56 cents) Send Payment for processing fee with the request.

Copies made from Microfiche or Microfilm will be charged $1.97 (one dollar and 97 cents) a page regardless of the number of pages.

Records are not released until we receive payment.

You will get copies of your medical records in 7 to 14 days from the date the UChicago Medicine Organization gets the request. You will be told by mail if the request cannot be processed within 7 to 14 days.