Each My Health Record contains a My Childhood Development section. You can keep track of your child's health information using the My Child's eHealth Record app.
If you have a child with a My Health Record, they will have a My Childhood Development section which relates to them. It includes information about early health, growth, and development. You (and any other authorised representatives) can add information, and refer to it.
If you have a record, you will have a My Childhood Development section even if there is no information recorded there.
Healthcare providers can see the My Childhood Development section of a record, but they can’t update it.
Keep track of your child's health information
The My Childhood Development section is similar to paper-based recording methods such as the ‘Baby Book’ used by states and territories.
You can add and view information such as:
- Personal measurements (a health professional should take these)
- Immunisations and health checks
- Questionnaires about growth and development
- Information for parents
- Health check questionnaires (currently only available in NSW and Tasmania).
- Emergency contact information
- Parental observations (healthcare providers will not be able to view these, but you can use them as an aid for discussions).
The My Child’s eHealth Record app
The free My Child's eHealth Record app is a simple way of keeping track of your child’s health information, development and immunisations – all in the one place.
If you are a parent of a child (or children) aged 14 or under, and you are your child’s authorised representative, this app gives you access to the Child Development functions from within your child’s My Health Record.
This app is not a replacement for your child’s health records held by their medical and healthcare providers.
Before you use this app, sign in with your MyGov account and set up access to your children’s My Health Record. Make sure your children under the age of 14 have a My Health Record. If they do not already have one, you will need to first register your child for a record.
To access your child’s My Health Record from this app, sign in with your MyGov account.
State-specific content in the app is being rolled out progressively. New South Wales and Tasmania are the first states.
Download the My Child’s eHealth Record app
Guides on how to setup the app after it has been installed: