Washington Health System Washington Hospital FAQs

How do I obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate?

The hospital does not keep copies of birth or death certificates on file. You must contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health for a copy of a legal birth or death certificate. The request can be made by telephone, U.S. mail or the Internet. There is a fee involved.

 

Division of Vital Records
101 South Mercer Street
Room 401
New Castle PA 16101
(724) 656-3100
www.dsf.health.state.pa.us

 

 

How can I get a copy of my medical records?

Patients have the right to copies of their medical records. In order to preserve patient privacy, a valid HIPAA authorization must be completed and signed by the patient/guardian. In the case of the deceased patient, the Executor of the decedent’s estate or in the absence of an executor, the next of kin along with a short
certificate (from the County Register of Wills) or the person responsible for the disposition for the remains may consent.  Information submitted will be validated prior to releasing any medical information and/or additional information may be requested.

 

The authorization form must be completed in its entirety. Please be specific regarding the information to be released by indicating the date(s) of the specified admission type such as Inpatient, Emergency Department, Outpatient Surgery or Outpatient Diagnostic and check off appropriate records to be released/obtained.  An abstract is a composite of the record that is most helpful to our patients and contains the information that is sent to physicians for continuity of care. The abstract contains the discharge summary, history and physical, consultation reports, all operations, diagnostic and laboratory results.

 

Pennsylvania State law and/or 45 CFR §164.524(4)(i-iv) Access of individuals to protected health information have established the fees that hospitals and health care providers may charge for personal use.

 

To request your records:

  • Download this authorization form. CONSENT 2184
  • Fill out the form completely. Please print neatly in ink.
  • Sign and date the form.
  • Send the original form to the appropriate facility:

    WHS Washington Hospital
    Medical Records Dept – Correspondence
    155 Wilson Avenue
    Washington, PA 15301

    WHS Greene
    Medical Records Dept – Correspondence
    350 Bonar Avenue
    Waynesburg, PA 15370
  • After we receive your request, we will send you an invoice for the cost of the
    records you requested, if applicable.

  • Send payment as indicated on the invoice.

  • After we receive payment, records will be mailed or you can pick up the
    records with proper photo identification.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE DEPARTMENT

 

WHS-Washington Hospital:
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:45p.m.
Phone Number: (724) 223-3160
Fax Number: (724) 579-1871  

 

WHS-Greene:
Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Phone Number: (724) 627-2684
Fax Number:  (724) 627-2630

 

 
How do I find out a patient’s room number?

Please call the Visitors Information Desk at (724) 223-3114.

 

 
What are the hospital’s visiting hours?

Please click here

 

 

How do I find a physician?

To search for a physician on staff at Washington Health System Washington Hospital, please click here or call  the physician referral line at (724) 223-3854.

 

 

Where are services located?

Please click here for a list of our locations.

 

 

Where do I park?

Visitors are encouraged to park on the top two levels of the parking garage. Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. all doors are locked except the entrance at the Emergency Department.


Tokens to exit from the parking garage are $3.00.  They can be purchased at machines directly inside the doors leading from the garage to the hospital on all levels or from the Coffee Shop.

 

Metered parking operated by the City of Washington is available on the streets adjacent to the hospital.