1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 17, 2021 10:27 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking medical records from US Naval Hospital in Chelsea, MA

    Katie King Newbie

      I am seeking medical records from the U.S Naval Hospital in Chelsea, MA from November 3 1944 for a specific patient.

        • Re: Seeking medical records from US Naval Hospital in Chelsea, MA
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Ms. King,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          If you are searching for the records of a dependent, NARA’s National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) stores inpatient, outpatient, dental and mental health records created at Naval medical treatment facilities. Some record collections date from the 1940s and 1950s, but more comprehensive information exists beginning in the 1960s. Naval facilities transfer the Dependent Medical Folders (DMFs) to NPRC, generally after 1-5 years of inactivity. If possible, contact the last medical treatment facility to determine if records have been retired to the NPRC before sending a request. If they did, then send your request to the National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. 

           

          If you are searching for the records of Navy or Marine Corps personnel, individual medical reports of veterans who left the Navy (before January 31, 1994), or Marine Corps (before May 1994) are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis.  Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to the National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.

           

          In either case, certain information in the records are not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his/her dependent.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels.  Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!