My Health Record

The Australian Government has legislated that a My Health Record will be created for all Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs card holders in Australia by the end of 2018, unless they choose not to have one. 

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. Over time, My Health Record will bring together health information such as medical conditions, medicines, allergies and test results in one place.

The My Health Record opt-out period will be for three months commencing 16 July 2018. This will be followed by a 30 day reconciliation period of which, after this period, every Australian will then get a My Health Record unless they have informed us during the opt-out period they don’t want one.

As a general practitioner, you can assist your patients with answering questions about My Health Record though the document My Health Record FAQ (52 KB) about opt-out and record creation. 

You can contact the CESPHN My Health Record Team via

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