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Patient Information Services

Do you need additional health or genetic information?

Visit the Eskind Biomedical Library

Visit the library to browse for health or genetic information on your own or to receive on-the-spot assistance from a librarian, Health Information Analyst, or Information Scientist. Access to computers, electronic resources, and print materials is available from within the library.

Note: Only current VUMC patients or their family members/caregivers are allowed access into the Eskind Biomedical Library. See our library hours and other information for visitors.

Use our Patient Informatics Consult Service (PICS)

Receive a comprehensive information packet tailored to your needs about a specific medical condition, disease or genetic results. In order receive an information packet:
  • Pick up a "Prescription for Information" at the front desk of the library, or download and print the "Prescription for Information" form.
  • Have your physician/healthcare provider complete the form.
  • Bring the completed form to the Eskind Biomedical Library.
You will receive a health information packet tailored to your individual needs and copied to your provider; find out more here.

If you are having trouble downloading or printing the "Prescription for Information" form, please contact the library at 615-936-1410 or direct your physician to this webpage.