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Birth Certificates

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate for a child born at University Hospitals you must contact:

The Bureau of Vital Statistics
City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114.

You may contact their office by phone at 216-664-2315. You can also request a birth certificate by going to www.vitalchek.com select Ohio and then click on "Cleveland Vital Records".

It may take up to two months for the Bureau of Vital Statistics to process a birth certificate for a newborn. If you require proof of birth before the birth certificate has been processed by the Bureau of Vital Statistics or if you have questions or concerns regarding the birth certificate, please contact University Hospitals, Department of Health Information Services, Birth Certificate Clerk at 216-844-5344, extension 26185.

Should you wish to establish the paternity of a child born prior to one year ago, you will need to contact the City of Cleveland Local Registrar at 216-664-2315.

University Hospitals does not perform genetic testing to establish paternity. If you require this service you can contact Cuyahoga County child support at 800-443-1431, or a private testing lab at 800-DNA-CENTER (800-362-2368).