Medical Records

The Health Information Management (HIM) Department is dedicated to maintaining your medical records and keeping your health information private and secure in accordance with federal and state regulations.

How to Get a Copy of Your Medical Records

There are a few ways you can obtain copies of your medical records.

Hospital Patients: SMH Hospital Medical Records

You can obtain copies of your Slidell Memorial Hospital medical records by completing a HIPAA compliant authorization. Download and complete the hospital authorization form

Fax the completed form to (985) 280-8897 or mail it to:
Health Information Management Department
Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458-2987  

If you need your records sooner, you can visit the HIM Department at SMH, which is located on the first floor of the hospital.

Some of your hospital records, including lab results, radiology results and procedures, can also be obtained via our online patient portal, FollowMyHealth. You will need to create an account to access your records. 

Please note: Portal records are limited to patients who were admitted to SMH. They do not include outpatient visits. Other records can be obtained from the HIM Department at the hospital.

SMH Physicians Network Patients: Medical Records

You can obtain copies of your SMH Physicians Network medical records by completing a HIPAA compliant authorization. Download and complete the hospital authorization form.

Fax the completed form to (985) 280-8897 or mail it to:
Health Information Management Department
Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458-2987  

You can also drop the completed form off at your SMH physician’s office. Please note: It may take up to one week if dropped off at the clinic. If you need your records sooner, you can visit the HIM Department at SMH which is located on the first floor of the hospital.   

You can also obtain copies of your SMH Physicians Network Clinic medical records via the clinic patient portal, My Chart.

Birth Certificates

SMH’s Health Information Management Department assists parents by completing newborn birth certificate applications. Our birth certificate clerk will contact you during your stay to begin the application process. The clerk is available during the following extended hours to assist you: 

  • Monday ­– Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to Noon

You can reach our birth certificate clerk at (985) 280-1707.

Birth Registration and Louisiana Paternity Laws

Louisiana paternity laws govern the last name you give your newborn child and the recording of the newborn child's father on the birth certificate. The laws differ depending on whether the mother is married at the time of conception and birth. There are also laws governing the change of last name of a child and the recording of paternity after birth registration. 

Questions About Your Child’s Birth Certificate

How do I obtain a certified copy of a Louisiana birth certificate?

You can request a certified copy of a birth certificate from the Louisiana Department of Health’s State Registrar and Vital Records. A birth certificate can also be purchased from the Clerk of Court, located at 520 Old Spanish Trail, 5th Floor, Towers Building, Slidell, LA. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How do I get a birth verification or proof of birth letter?

You will receive a complimentary birth verification letter upon completing your baby's birth certificate. A birth verification contains the baby's name, date of birth, parents’ names and delivery doctor’s name.

It is important that you keep this document for verification of birth until you receive the certified copy of your baby's birth certificate. To request an additional birth verification letter, contact the Health Information Management Department at (985) 280-1707.

How long does it take to receive the birth certificate? 

You will receive a complimentary copy of your baby's birth certificate from the Louisiana Department of Heath’s Vital Records Registry. It can take four to six weeks to receive this copy.

What do I do if there is a problem with my child’s birth certificate?

Corrections to birth certificates — everything from minor errors to adding the father’s name — cannot be made by the hospital. You must contact the Vital Records Registry to make any corrections or amendments.

When will I get my child's social security number?

It typically takes four to six weeks to receive your child's social security number. If you need a social security number sooner, you may apply in person at any of the Social Security Administration's offices or visit the website for more information.

Contact Us

Health Information Management (Medical Records)
(985) 280-1707
Fax: (985) 280-8897