The opt-out period for My Health Record has passed. This means, if you did not opt-out, you will have had one created for you. My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. Having a My Health Record means health information like allergies, medical conditions & treatments, medicine details, test or scan reports can be accessed through one system. You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff can see it online from anywhere at any time when they need to.
If you already have a My Health Record, and decide you no longer want one, you can cancel it at any time. The information in your record, including any backups, will be permanently deleted from the system. If you cancel your My Health Record, you can re-register for a new record if you decide you want one in the future.
Benefits of having a My Health Record:
- Better Access:Your healthcare 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 from anywhere. If you want, you can access your own health information online. You control who can see it.
- Improved Safety: In a medical emergency, healthcare 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 healthcare providers give you better advice and treatment.
- More Convenient: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 healthcare providers. The same goes for your children’s health history like immunisations and medical tests.
For more information please take a flyer or speak to reception. Further information can be found on the MyHealthRecord.gov.au website or call the Help line on 1800 723 471.
We can assist you with registering for your My Health Record. Please speak to reception today!