Historical Patient Records

*Please call 646-697-4764 to contact the Medical Records Department for current patient medical records.*

September 1932 to Present

The Medical Center Archives does not hold current medical records related to patient health. If you are seeking information regarding current records from the New York Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, or the Lying-In Hospital that date from September 1932 to the present, please contact the Medical Records Department through their website or at 646-697-4764.

1794 to August 1932 

The Medical Center Archives holds select historical patient records that date from 1794 to August 1932 (see below). Access to historical patient records is restricted by statutes such as HIPAA and by internal hospital policies. A HIPAA Form is required for all historical patient record inquiries to the Medical Center Archives. This completed form, along with any required documentation, should be sent to the Medical Center Archives via postal mail only.  We cannot accept email inquiries.

List of Patient Records

The archives hold a sampling of historical patient records from these institutions:
  • New York Hospital, 1794-1796, 1801-1932
  • Bloomingdale Asylum/Bloomingdale Hospital, 1808-1932
  • Lying-In Hospital of the City of New York, 1893-1932 
  • Manhattan Maternity and Dispensary, 1905-1932
  • New York Asylum for Lying-In Women, 1854-1899
  • New York Infant Asylum, 1871-1901, 1904-1909
  • New York Nursery and Child's Hospital, 1909-1934
  • Nursery and Child's Hospital, 1859-1905

Birth certificates from 1910 and death records from 1949 to the present are available from the New York City Department of Health. Birth certificates prior to 1910 and death certificates prior to 1949 are available from the Municipal Archives of New York City

 

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Hours

The archives are open for onsite research by appointment only.

Monday - Friday: 9:30-12:30, 1:30-4:30

Contact Us

Medical Center Archives
1300 York Avenue
PO Box #34
New York, NY 10065
email-archives@med.cornell.edu
(212) 746-6072