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Patient Information

Releasing Patient Information to the Media

Boston Medical Center is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients and their medical information. The office of communications staff provides patient conditions to the media in accordance with the American Hospital Association guidelines contained in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

How to Obtain a Patient's Condition

To inquire about a patient at Boston Medical Center, members of the media should contact the media relations staff during the regular business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm weekdays. For information after hours or on weekends, call 617.638.8405 to speak with a BMC Call Center representative.

Patient Condition Defintions

Please note, "stable" is not a recognized condition, according to HIPAA guidelines.

Contact Office of Communications

Communications Staff
Media information after hours: 617.638.8405

Boston Medical Center
Office of Communications
85 E. Newton Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

Fax: 617.638.8044

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