From the age of 14, you can manage your own My Health Record. You can see your health information securely from any device connected to the internet.
How you can use My Health Record
Once you turn 14, you can start to manage your own record. You can:
- Keep track of your health information online – Log in to My Health Record securely through myGov to see and manage your health information.
- Invite a parent to help you – Once you turn 14, your parent or legal guardian will no longer have access to your record. If you want a parent or guardian to help you, you can give them access as a nominated representative.
- Use privacy settings to control access to your record – Decide which healthcare providers can see your health details.
- Manage and view information in your record – See previous tests, prescribed medicines, and add any personal health notes.
- Set notifications and see who has accessed your record– Review which healthcare organisations have accessed your record at any time. You can set notifications, so you get an SMS or email each time a new healthcare provider accesses a record
Add information to My Health Record
A new My Health Record might not have much information in it when you first log in. 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.
Emily's My Health Record story
As a young Australian living with type 1 diabetes, Emily uses her My Health Record to coordinate her care between multiple healthcare providers. She is also reassured that doctors have her health information on hand in case of an emergency.
“I love to travel. My Health Record is really handy when I’m out and about – not only in Australia but overseas as well. I can log on, see my records and show the GP if anything was to happen to me while I was travelling.”
Zoe Heineger, 23-year-old surf life saver