Health Information Management
Request a Copy of a Birth Certificate
Patients born at Mercy who wish to obtain a copy of their birth certificate must contact the County Recorder at:
Linn County Recorder
Linn County Administrative Office Building
930 1st St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Telephone: (319) 892-5445
Guidelines For Medical Records Requests
All requests for copies of medical records must be received in writing. If the patient is a minor (less than 18 years of age), a parent or legal guardian must sign the authorization. Urgent patient care requests may be faxed to (319) 398-6848.
Print a copy of the Release of Health Information Authorization form(PDF format). Please note: There may be a charge associated with copies of the medical record. This form must be completed, signed and mailed to the Health Information Management Department at the address to the left.