WA Health system

My Health Record

My Health Record (MHR) is an online summary of your health information. You control what goes into your record, and who is allowed to access it. The MHR also allows you to share your health information with doctors, hospitals and other registered healthcare providers.

Your MHR can contain information such as your:

  • medical conditions
  • immunisation history
  • medications
  • allergies
  • hospital visits
  • organ donor status
  • any other notes you’d like to add.

Your MHR will be controlled by you. If you choose not to have a MHR, you will still have the same access to the health system as you currently do.

Changing to opt-out

The Australian Government has legislated that a My Health Record will be created for all Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs card holders in Australia by the end of 2018, unless they choose not to have one.

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. More than 1 in 5 Australians already have one. Over time, My Health Record will bring together health information such as medical conditions, medicines, allergies and test results in one place.

If you are happy for a My Health Record to be created for you by the end of 2018, you don’t need to do anything.

If you would like to learn more about My Health Record and its benefits, or about how to inform the government that you don’t want a My Health Record, visit the My Health Record website (external site).

There will be a three month period starting 16 July 2018 when you can inform the Government of your choice to opt-out of the My Health Record system. If you would like to register for when this period starts please visit the My Health Record website (external site).

To learn more and to register yourself or your child for a MHR now, visit the My Health Record website (external site) or click on the icon below.

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This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

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