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My Health Record is a secure way to share health information between you and healthcare providers like your GP. Information is available wherever you go so you don’t need to remember test dates, medicine names or dosages, or carry medical documents with you. 

How you can use My Health Record

If you are an older Australian, you can use My Health Record to:

Add information to My Health Record

Your new My Health Record might not have much information in it at first. Your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare provider can start to add information to create a picture of your health over time.

Ask your healthcare provider to add new information to your My Health Record at your next visit.

Case study: Robert and Marge manage their health records on the road

Robert and Marge are retired – it’s always been their dream to spend retirement travelling around Australia in their caravan. However, Robert has a complicated health history, including a previous heart condition, which needs to be monitored even when they’re on the road. My Health Record makes it easy for Robert to receive care no matter where he is, with doctors able to see his health history. Robert and Marge have both also uploaded their advance care plans, so they can be confident their wishes are known and accessible.

Bill's My Health Record story

Bill’s battle with prostate cancer involved a range of health professionals. My Health Record has helped Bill to track all his medications and results throughout his treatment.

“Before My Health Record, when we travelled, we used to go to our GP and request a printout of the medications we took. I now don’t have to worry about losing a script or not knowing what medication I’m taking. It’s all stored safely in My Health Record.”

Ray, retired and travelling across Australia