My Health Record

My Health Record is the national digital health record system.

Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, test or scan reports can be digitally stored in one place.

Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff can see it online from anywhere at any time when they need to, like in an accident or emergency or if you are travelling and need to see a doctor out of your region.

Health information stored in your record can include information from you, your healthcare providers, and Medicare. As more people use the My Health Record system, Australia’s national health system will become better connected. This will result in faster and more efficient care for you and your family.

Strict rules and regulations on who can see or use your My Health Record protect your health information from misuse or loss.

If you already have a My Health Record and wish to cancel it, please visit the My Health Record website for instructions.

How My Health Record is helping our community

Penrith resident John Ruttle is affected by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is a respiratory condition that makes breathing difficult. John, who is also President of the Nepean Puffers Support Group, and his wife Lennette talk about how My Health Record helps them.

Hawkesbury residents Ray and Lorraine Gardner are affected by a number of chronic health conditions. As frequent travellers, they rely on My Health Record to be able to access no matter where they may be.

Will My Health Record be useful for me?

My Health Record can help you in a number of ways: 

  • Keeping track of your own health history
  • Enabling other health professionals you authorise to see your key health summary so you don't have to repeat it or worry about forgetting important information, like medications from local pharmacies or hospitals.
  • Helping you and your healthcare providers to better manage complex or chronic conditions
  • You can customise access to your My Health Record by setting access controls including restricting who can see your information, or cancel your record, at any time.

For more information and how to register, visit the  My Health Record website

my health Mobile App - Accessing My Health Record on your phone

To acces you My Health Record on your mobile phone, download the my health app for free from Google Play or Apple Store. Once you open the app, follow the prompts to log in and get started.

You will need to have logged into your My Health Record at least once through a web browser in order to use the app. For more information and help, visit the My Health Record website.

My Health Record Resources and Guides