How to Request Military Medical Records Online

Request Medical Records How to Request Military Medical Records Online

How to Request Military Medical Records with the Help of DoNotPay

Military medical records are important pieces of paper or electronic evidence that help veterans establish that certain symptoms of a condition or a condition itself started during service. If you are a veteran, your military medical records are necessary when making a Veterans Administration (VA) claim for disability benefits. If you're wondering how to request them yourself, you're in luck because this post is about just that.

Unfortunately, requesting medical records from any center, including Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser, Mercy, and Baptist, may not be as easy as it sounds. There are release forms to be filled and a waiting period that can feel like forever. Requesting military medical records could be even more frustrating because storage centers for these important documents have changed over time.

Luckily, with DoNotPay, requesting your military medical records should not be an overwhelming process anymore. DoNotPay can help you request and get your medical records quickly and without hassle.

What Are Military Medical Records?

Military medical records are documents covering the outpatient, mental, and dental health treatment that former service members received during their time in military service. The records include induction, physical tests, and routine medical care such as dental visits and lab tests when the patient was not in a hospital (outpatient). Record centers store this information for a certain duration recognizing that it may be necessary at some point.

How to Request Military Medical Records

If you want to request military medical records, you must have the following information:

  • The complete name used while in service
  • Service number
  • Date and place of birth (especially if you don't know the service number)
  • Social security number (SSN)
  • Dates of service
  • Branch of service

The 1973 fire destroyed documents in the National Personnel Records Center. If you suspect that your records were among those that went up in flames, ensure you include the place of discharge, last unit of assignment, and the place of entry into the service if you know it.

All military medical records must have a signature and date either by the veteran or the next of kin. Also, the next of kin to a deceased veteran must provide a letter from the funeral home, a copy of the death certificate, or a published obituary as proof of the death of the veteran.

How to Request Military Medical Records

You can either use SF180 or eVetRecs — an online program by the National Archives to request military medical records. If you use eVetRecs, ensure you provide as much information as you can in the comments field provided. On the other hand, if you choose to use SF180, you should also give as many details as possible and send the form to the NPRC.

1 Archives Drive

St. Louis, MO 63138

or

Fax to 314-801-9195

Who Do I Contact for Military/Veteran Medical Records?

Who you contact for military or veteran medical records depends on the branch you served and your discharge or retirement date. Below are the centers or departments to contact for each branch.

BranchDate Discharged or RetiredRequest Records FromContact Information
Army10/16/1992 to 12/31/2013Department of VA

Records Management Center

Department of Veterans Affairs

ATTN: Release of Information Claims Intake Center

P.O. Box 4444 Janesville, WI 53547

On or after 01/01/2014AMEDD Record Processing CenterAMEDD Record Processing Center

3370 Nacogdoches Road, Suite 116

San Antonio, TX 78217

Navy01/31/1994 to 12/31/2013Department of VA

Records Management Center

Department of Veterans Affairs

ATTN: Release of Information Claims Intake Center

P.O. Box 4444 Janesville, WI 53547

On or after 01/01/2014BUMED Navy Medicine Records ActivityNavy Medicine Records Activity (NMRA)

BUMED Detachment St. Louis

4300 Goodfellow Blvd., Building 103

St. Louis, MO 63120

Air Force05/01/1994 to 12/31/2013Department of VA

Records Management Center

Department of Veterans Affairs

ATTN: Release of Information Claims Intake Center

P.O. Box 4444 Janesville, WI 53547

On or after 01/01/2014AF STR Processing CenterAF STR Processing Center

ATTN: Release of Information

3370 Nacogdoches Road, Suite 116

San Antonio, TX 78217

Marine Corps05/01/1994 to 12/31/2013Department of VA

Records Management Center

Department of Veterans Affairs

ATTN: Release of Information Claims Intake Center

P.O. Box 4444 Janesville, WI 53547

On or after 01/01/2014BUMED Navy Medicine Records ActivityNavy Medicine Records Activity (NMRA)

BUMED Detachment St. Louis

4300 Goodfellow Blvd., Building 103

St. Louis, MO 63120

Coast Guard04/01/1998 to 09/30/2014Department of VA

Records Management Center

Department of Veterans Affairs

ATTN: Release of Information Claims Intake Center

P.O. Box 4444 Janesville, WI 53547

Request Military Medical Records with the Help of DoNotPay

Requesting military medical records on your own can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information that you need to provide, some of which you might not have at hand. Besides, you need to contact a specific department depending on the branch you served and the date of discharge or retirement.

Fortunately, DoNotPay can help ease the process. DoNotPay is a reputable automated solution designed to make processes faster and more efficient. Your part is only to answer a few questions as DoNotPay prepares a professional letter to help request medical records.

Here's how DoNotPay helps

  1. Look up medical records on DoNotPay’s website. 
  2. Enter the name of the health care provider you’d like to receive medical records from. 
  3. Answer a few questions about your provider and where you’d like to send the records. 

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