1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 27, 2020 11:09 AM by Thomas Richardson

    Seeking how to request dependent's medical history

    Terry Parsons Newbie

      I need to know how to fill out the SF 180 form to request the medical history of a dependent. On the website: https://www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center/medical-records-veterans-access It says that "If the patient is/was a dependent: the Military Sponsor's Name and the Sponsor's Service Number and/or Social Security Number." But on the form it doesn't say anywhere to put the name of the dependent or their social security number, it just talks about how to fill out the form as a military service member. The medical records i am requesting are those of a dependent.

      Taken from the second page of the SF 180 form.

        • Re: Seeking how to request dependent's medical history
          Thomas Richardson Navigator

          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.