My Health Record via myGov
What is My Health Record?
Your record is a safe and secure place to keep your key health information, and is available to you and your healthcare providers whenever it’s needed, including in an emergency.
Key health information like immunisations, pathology and diagnostic imaging reports, prescription and dispensing information, hospital discharge summaries and more, all in one place.
You can talk to your GP and other healthcare providers about adding information to your record, including a summary of your medical history and medicines information you'd like included.
Manage your record
You're always in control of your record. You can decide what you'd like to have securely stored in it, who can access it and more. You can update your settings at any time.
Which organisations use My Health Record?
Healthcare providers across Australia are storing and accessing information, giving them a more complete view of a person's overall health and wellbeing.
Your record with you every step of the way
My Health Record for pregnant mums and newborns
Having your records in one place is invaluable when you have multiple care providers. Your record can help you and your healthcare providers keep track of your health information throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
You can also register your newborn for their record, so you can monitor their growth and development. It's just like a baby book, but instead of cute photos, there’s a picture of their health.
You can add the following to your child's record:
My Health Record for children
Key health information can be securely kept in your child's record and accessed at any time. You can track your child's:
- growth and milestone developments
- list any allergies
- keep track of their medicines
By adding more information, you and your healthcare providers can have a more complete view of your child's health, which will be invaluable as they grow.
My Health Record for teens
You're in control of your record when you turn 14. You can add, edit or remove information stored in your record. You can also set controls and nominate your parents or someone you trust to help manage your record.
Accessing your record for the first time
To access your record, you’ll need a myGov account. You will need to verify your identity using your Medicare number, name, address, date of birth and gender.
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Invite a nominated representative to help you manage your record
A nominated representative is a person you invite to have access to your record so they can view or help you manage it. They might be a family member (especially useful for children who have just turned 14), close friend, or carer and must act in accordance with your will and preferences.
My Health Record for adults
Your record brings together health information from you, your healthcare providers and Medicare. This can include details of your medical conditions and treatments, medicine details; including bush medicines and supplements you may take, allergies, and test or scan results uploaded, all in one place.
Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff may also be able to see your record when they need to, including in an accident or emergency.
My Health Record during the golden years
Your information is available wherever you go so you don’t need to remember test dates, medicine names or dosages, or carry documents with you. It gives healthcare providers a more complete picture of your overall health, and in an emergency, your record can be the lifesaving voice that speaks for you if you can’t.
Who can help you manage your record?
Information can be added to you record by your healthcare providers, Medicare, yourself and key people that you trust. You can also invite a trusted person to become an authorised representative to view or access your record.
Healthcare providers can access and upload your important health information including:
Advance care planning and goals of care
Have your say on your care and make sure your wishes are taken into consideration
It's important that your family know your preferences, that carers, doctors and nurses are informed and clear on your health and care wishes. If you're ever in an emergency or unable to communicate, having this information available means it can be easily accessed in a timely way.