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You can add or update your information on your My Health Record at any time.

Update personal information

If you need to change your personal details in your My Health Record such as your name, date of birth or address, you will need to contact Medicare.

The information in your record will then be automatically updated.

For people under the age of 18, their address won’t be included in their My Health Record. Once they start to manage their record after the age of 14, their address will show.

Video: How to add personal information to your My Health Record.

Update your phone number

To update your phone number in your My Health Record:

  1. Log in to your My Health Record through myGov.
  2. Select the record that you would like to update.
  3. Select on the ‘Profile & Settings’ tab and select ‘Profile’.
  4. Update your phone number in the ‘Contact Number’ field.

Add an emergency contact

You can add emergency contacts so that healthcare providers can know who to contact.

  1. Log in to your My Health Record through myGov.
  2. Select the record you want to add an emergency contact for.
  3. Select the ‘Profile & Settings’ tab and select ‘View Emergency Contacts’.
  4. Select ‘Add and emergency contact’.
  5. Enter the relevant emergency contact information in the fields provided. All fields are mandatory unless marked optional.
  6. Select ‘Save’ to add the emergency contact.

Add a personal health summary

Using a personal health summary, you can share information like allergies or adverse reactions or medications with your healthcare providers.

To add an allergy or adverse reaction summary:

  1. Log in to your My Health Record through myGov.
  2. Select on the 'Documents' tab and select ‘Key Information I’ve Added’.
  3. Select 'Personal Health Summary'.
  4. Select 'Add Allergy or Adverse Reaction'.
  5. Enter the substance or agent and enter the reaction, then Select 'Save'.

To add a medication summary:

  1. Log in to your My Health Record through myGov.
  2. Select on the 'Documents' tab and select ‘Key Information I’ve Added’.
  3. Select 'Personal Health Summary'.
  4. Select the 'Add Medication' button.
  5. Enter the medicine name, dose information and the reason for taking the medication, then Select 'Save'.

Add a personal health note

Personal health notes allow you to write and store notes about your health. Your personal health notes cannot be seen by your healthcare providers.

To add a personal health note:

  1. Log in to your My Health Record through myGov.
  2. Select on the 'Documents' tab and select ‘Key Information I’ve Added’.
  3. Select on 'Personal Health Notes'.
  4. Select on 'Add a Personal Health Note'.
  5. Enter the Event Date, a title for the note, and a description, then Select 'Save'.