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Your record, with you every step of the way
Pregnant mums and newborns
Adrenaline, excitement and insomnia can make any new parent a little forgetful. Parents can add information to their new bub’s record for safe storage and easy access. It’s also a great way for pregnant mums to monitor their health throughout their pregnancy journey.
The early years
One day they’re little, the next they’re in high school. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with your child’s growth. Fortunately you can track their development and include health information that you think is important.
The teenage years
Big changes happen when you become a teen – like taking ownership of your record. When you turn 14, My Health Record transitions from being looked after by mum and dad to being your responsibility. If you'd like, you can add your parents or someone you trust to help manage it.
The adult years
One of the most frustrating things about adulthood is the amount of information you have to keep track of. Your health information is no exception.
Your record is a secure place where healthcare providers can store and access your vital health information, including pathology and diagnostic imaging, a list of your medicines, and hospital discharge summaries. By adding personal notes, allergies and future wishes, you can ensure healthcare providers get a better picture of your overall health.
With your key information securely stored in one place, it makes finding it easier and faster. And in an emergency, it could save your life.
The golden years
No one knows what’s around the corner, but you can be a little prepared. Your record is not just a secure place for healthcare providers to store vital health information, you can also plan for the future by adding an advance care planning document, nominated representatives and more.
What information is stored in My Health Record?
Information from healthcare providers
- Shared health summary (from your GP)
- Hospital discharge summaries
- Test and scan results
- Current medicines and prescriptions
- Referral letters
Information from Medicare
- Up to two years’ of past Medicare information may be added to your record when you first get one
- Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) information
- Medicare and Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS) information
- Organ donation decisions
- Immunisations (including childhood immunisations)
Information you add to your record
- Contact numbers and emergency contact details
- Current medicines
- Allergy information (including previous reactions)
- Personal health notes
- Your child’s development and health information
- Indigenous status
- Veterans’ or Australian Defence Force Status
- Your advance care plan or contact details of your custodian