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You can choose to set up online access to your My Health Record, which gives you greater control over your health information.

Benefits of online access 

Online access has many benefits, including being able to see and update your information anywhere you happen to be. This can be from a computer or mobile device.

If you set up online access you will be able to:

1. Access and manage your own record, including:

2. Access and manage another person's My Health Record when you are nominated to do so.

3. Use mobile apps

If you don’t set up online access

If you choose not to set up online access, your record will still be active and available for healthcare professionals and Medicare to upload documents. Healthcare professionals will also be able to view those documents.

Not having online access will mean:

  • you cannot access or manage someone else’s record
  • you cannot update your profile or enter information to your own record, such as allergies or medications you are taking.

You will also not be able to do the following yourself, but you can contact the Help line and ask for help to: 

  • change preferences
  • hide documents you don’t want people to see
  • see which healthcare organisations or professionals have accessed your record.

To access your record online (or someone else’s where you are a representative) you need a myGov account that is linked to the My Health Record System.

How to access your record online

To access your record online (or someone else’s where you are a representative) you need a myGov account that is linked to the My Health Record System. 

Follow the steps to register to set up your My Health Record.