Dear Mr. Parsons,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
Medical and clinical records of a service members’ dependents are contained within the member’s Service Treatment Record (STR). To request medical files of a military dependent, complete the SF-180 as you would with the service member’s information (name, date of birth, social security number, branch, dates of service, etc.). Check the ‘Medical Records’ box in Section II and in the following spaces, indicate that you are requesting the service member’s Dependent Medical File (DMF). If a dependent was ever hospitalized, please provide the facility name and year of treatment.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC was closed from March 23 through June 23, 2020. As of June 24, the NPRC entered into Phase One of a gradual reopening process. The center is currently only servicing emergency requests associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans, VA Home loan guarantees, and employment opportunities. If this is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We hope this is helpful.