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My Health Record for teens

You’re in control of your record when you turn 14.

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Isaac's My Health Record story

Isaac has been in and out of hospital with skateboarding and other sporting injuries. Now that Isaac is starting to manage his own health information, he's using My Health Record to keep track of his health history.

See how My Health Record helps Isaac

Getting started

My Health Record for teens

My Health Record brings together health information from you, your healthcare providers and Medicare. This can include details of your medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, allergies, and test or scan results, all in one place. Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff may also be able to see your My Health Record when they need to, including in an accident or emergency.

Who can add information to my record?

When you’re 14, you can allow your chosen healthcare providers to access your record and add information.

You can also add to the information stored in your record, update it, set new controls and more. To help you manage it, you can add your parents or someone else who you think may help.

What information can be added to my record?

Along with healthcare providers, your parents or nominated representatives may have been adding information to your record since you were born.

If it’s not there already, you can create a list of your allergies. You can also track your medicines or keep tabs of your immunisations, including any you get at school.

What are the benefits?

In emergencies, knowing that healthcare providers can access up-to-date information is critical. Your record is a place where health information can be securely stored and accessed anywhere, anytime.

  • Part of a national system, My Health Record travels with you wherever you go  

  • Personally controlled - you choose what gets uploaded, what stays in your record and who can see it  

  • Safe, secure and protected by law

  • Access it securely online from anywhere, at any time, from any device that’s connected to the internet

  • You can set an access code and notifications to get an SMS or email when a healthcare organisation accesses your record for the first time

 

How secure is my record?

Your record can only be viewed by you and the people that you choose to share it with.

You can add your parents or someone you trust to help manage it, and give access to your chosen healthcare providers. You can also control what information they’re able to see.

Who can access my record?

Your record can only be viewed by you and the people that you choose to share it with.

You can add your parents or someone else you trust to help you manage it, and you can give access to your chosen healthcare providers. You can also control what information they’re able to see.

How to access 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.

Need support to get started? Call us 24/7 on 1800 723 471.

Where do I find my Medicare number?

If you are on your parent’s Medicare card, your Medicare number will be on their card. You will also need to know your individual reference number, which is the number that appears next to your name on the card. If you are 15 years or older, you may already have your own Medicare number and card. If you don’t know your number, contact Medicare so they can give it to you.

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