Have you signed up for My Health Record?

Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, current conditions and treatments, medicine details, pathology reports or diagnostic imaging scan reports can be digitally stored in one place. Health care providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff can see these details online from anywhere at any time when they need to, such as in an accident or emergency.

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Your My Health Record provides:

  • Better access: Your important health care information will be available in one place online that is easily accessible by your authorised doctors, specialists, or hospitals. Even if you move or travel interstate, the information can be viewed securely online, anywhere, any time.
  • Improved safety: In a medical emergency, health care providers connected to the My Health Record system can see your health information to provide you the best possible care quickly. If you want, you can list any allergies, adverse reactions and medical conditions you may have to help health care providers give you better advice and treatment.
  • More convenience: You won’t need to worry about having to remember and repeat your health history like medicines, details of chronic conditions, and dates of recent tests with different or new health care providers.
  • Strong security: If you choose, you can control who sees what information in your My Health Record. There are strict rules and regulations on who can see or use your My Health Record to protect your health information from misuse or loss. There are penalties for anyone who breaks these.

You can register online for My Health Record for you or a child at any time.

You can also register at your GP practice, Medicare shopfront or by calling 1800 723 471.