Dear Mr. Nichols,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
Individual medical reports of veterans who left the Army (before October 16, 1992), Air Force (before May 1994), 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.
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For medical records of veterans who left the Army (after October 15, 1992), Air Force (after April 30, 1994), Navy (after January 31, 1994), or the Marine Corps (after April 30, 1994) and before 2014, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Records Management Center (VARMC), 4300 Goodfellow Blvd. Bldg. 104, St. Louis, MO 63120. Please write or call them. The telephone number is 1-888-533-4558. See NARA’s web page Veterans' Medical and Health Records and/or the Veterans Benefits Administration
web page for more information.
For medical records of veterans who left the Army after 2013 should contact the AMEDD Records Processing Center, 3370 Nacogdoches Road, Suite 116, San Antonio, TX 78217.
For medical records of veterans who left the Air Force after 2013 or enlisted National Guard not on active duty should contact the AF STR Processing Center, ATTN: Release of Information, 3370 Nacogdoches Road, Suite 116, San Antonio, TX 78217.
For medical records of veterans who left the Navy or the Marine Corps after 2013 should contact the Navy Medicine Records Activity (NMRA), BUMED Detachment St. Louis, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, Building 103, St. Louis, MO 63120.
We hope this is helpful.
When you say "military spouse," was the spouse in the military, or are you referring to the spouse (or other family member) of someone who was in the military, because the disposition of medical records are different for family members than for service members.
If it is for a family member, and you can provide the year the care was provided, and if it was for inpatient (they were admitted to the hospital) or outpatient (a visit to a clinic) I can ask the people who specialize in that sort of thing, as I work at the Defense Health Agency and can inquire of the patient record experts.
Please don't provide any more details than that, due to patient confidentiality rules.