For Media

Dartmouth Health resources for journalists

Our Media Relations staff is ready to serve journalists in developing and reporting on healthcare stories.

Journalists seeking comment from Dartmouth Health providers, staff, or patients must contact Media Relations.

Patient privacy is of utmost priority at Dartmouth Health. In order to protect patient confidentiality within federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, all members of the news media must and will be escorted by a member of the Media Relations staff while visiting Dartmouth Health locations and facilities.

Media contacts

Journalists seeking comment from Dartmouth Health providers, staff, or patients must contact Media Relations.

During business hours:

Nights, weekends, and holidays: Call the main Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center switchboard at 603-650-5000 and ask for the Media Relations representative on call, reachable on pager 6115.

Dartmouth Health member media contacts

Press kit

Patient condition reports for journalists

Dartmouth Health's Media Relations staff provides general patient condition information to journalists within the limitations imposed by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). A full patient name, age or date of birth, and hometown are required for us to research your request.

For more information, see Patient Conditions Reports for Journalists on the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics website.

Patient interviews

At the discretion of the Media Relations staff, and in consultation with the patient’s medical care team, media requests for interviews are presented to patients and/or family members in a timely manner.

To ensure patient privacy, we do not accommodate requests for in-room or bedside interviews with patients. Even if the patients themselves make arrangements for an interview, it is still dependent on approval from the medical staff and Media Relations before final arrangements will be made.