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Set up your record online

For secure and convenient access to your health information anywhere, anytime.

Helpful resources

Get help to register for a record

A healthcare provider can help you to register for a My Health Record. This is called 'assisted registration'.

The healthcare provider will need to obtain your consent before helping you register.

Essential information about assisted registration (PDF, 156.94 KB)

View your record using an app

If you have a My Health Record and are set up for online access, you have the option of using a mobile app. Mobile apps are a secure and simple way to access your details.

Learn more about accessing your record via a mobile app.

Simple security tips

Information held in the My Health Record system is protected by a range of system-wide security controls.

In addition there are a few things you can do to further protect your information.

Learn how to protect your health information.

Information for people with intellectual disability

The Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) produced this booklet in partnership with the Australian Digital Health Agency to support people with intellectual disability and their carers to set up and to use their My Health Record.

Download: My Health Record information for people with intellectual disability (PDF, 3.57 MB)

Follow the steps below to set up your record online. You can also set up your record via a printable application form.

Step 1. Sign in to myGov and link your record

To access My Health Record, you need to have a myGov account. myGov is a secure way to access Australian Government services online.

  1. Go to myGov: Go to myGov
  2. Sign in to your myGov account. If you don’t have a myGov account, select Create account and follow the steps to create an account.
     

    Having trouble setting up myGov?

    If you're having trouble setting up a myGov account, call the myGov helpdesk on 13 23 07, select option 1.

    From outside Australia, call the myGov helpdesk on +61 1300 1MYGOV (1300 169 468), select option 1.

    The myGov helpdesk is available at the following times:
    Monday - Friday 7am to 10pm
    Saturday - Sunday 10am to 5pm

  3. In myGov, select My Profile and then select Linked Services.
  4. Select My Health Record from the Link a service list. Then, select Link for My Health Record.

My Health Record uses details from Medicare to verify your identify. If you haven’t yet linked Medicare to your myGov account, you can do that first. It will be easier to link and access My Health Record.

Step 2. Verify your identity

Once you have linked your record in myGov, you will need to verify your identity. You can use details from Medicare.

To verify your identity using your Medicare details, you may need information such as:

  • your Medicare card number
  • the BSB and bank account number that your Medicare benefits are paid into (if you've arranged this with Medicare)
  • your address as recorded by Medicare
  • information about your last doctor's visit.

You need to answer the questions correctly to pass the identity check. If you don’t know the answer to a question, you can skip that question and try the next one.

If you are not able to prove your identity online or would prefer to speak to someone in person, call the helpline on 1800 723 471.

A helpline representative will give or send you a code, known as an identity verification code, so you can link your myGov account to My Health Record.

Step 3. Set up My Health Record

After you verify your identity, you will see a Welcome to My Health Record screen. Remember, the first time you sign in to My Health Record via myGov, there may not be much information in it.

To start setting up your record

Open your record by selecting the box with your name on the welcome screen. Start with these steps to set your preferences.

  • Decide if you want to add Medicare information such as visits to your doctor, prescriptions information, immunisations and your organ donor decisions
  • Add your emergency contacts
  • Add any allergies or adverse reactions and medicines to your personal health summary
  • Set an access code if you want to control who can see your health information
  • Choose to receive notifications when someone accesses your record

Next time you see your GP, nurse or specialist, remember to ask them to upload a summary of your visit to your My Health Record.

 

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