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Health Information Management
(Medical Records)

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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.

Contact Information

Location:
Mercy Medical Center
701 10th Street
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Lundy Pavilion cashiers/registration area

Park at the South end of Level 1 in the ramp at 8th Street & 8th Avenue.

Phone Numbers:
General Information:  (319) 398-6160

Release of Information Desk (to request copies of medical records): 
(319) 398-6845

Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday