|1:55:00 PM - Tue, Oct 18th 2011
|Actually I was going to message Goddog and he has a post on his contact page stating that a lot of the records were moved to Norristown State Hospital. Medical records can be requested at these numbers, but Pennsylvania has taken a really strict stance under HIPAA rules so you may have a hard time getting anything.
Bucks County MH/MR Department (215-442-0760)
Chester County Department of MH/MR (610-334-6265)
Delaware County Department of Human Services (610-275-2232)
Montgomery County MH/MR/D&A (610-278-3642)
Philadelphia County Office of MH/MR (215-546-0300)
To explain the HIPAA comment, the State of Pennyslvania will only release psychiatric records to next of kin if they can prove kinship and adequate reasoning for accessing the records, to police if they are required by an investigation, or to the physician of a person who is a relative if kinship and need can be proven. In all other cases the psychiatric records are considered a sealed record and inaccessible without a court order, even if the patient is deceased. They have actually gone so far as to not release the records to the normal state archives in some cases. Your best bet is contacting the Norristown Medical records, pleading your case and hoping for the best, or making a concerted effort to get to know someone in their records department that can help you.