An eHealth record is an electronic version of your personal health information, including medical history, medications, allergies, and test results. It is a secure and convenient way for you to access and manage your health information, as well as share it with your healthcare providers.
Here’s how you can check your eHealth record:
- Visit the eHealth website (www.ehealth.gov.au) and click on the “Access Your Record” button.
- Follow the prompts to create an account. You will need to provide some personal information and create a username and password.
- Once you have created an account, log in to the eHealth website and click on the “My Health Record” tab.
- From the “My Health Record” dashboard, you can view and manage your health information. You can also add or update information, such as medications or allergies.
- If you want to share your health information with a healthcare provider, click on the “Sharing” tab and follow the prompts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it mandatory to have an eHealth record?
A: No, it is not mandatory to have an eHealth record. It is up to you to decide whether you want to create one and share your health information.
Q: Is it safe to share my health information on the eHealth record?
A: Yes, the eHealth record is a secure platform that uses the same level of protection as online banking. Your health information is only shared with healthcare providers that you have authorised, and all access to your record is logged and auditable.
Q: Can I access my eHealth record from anywhere?
A: Yes, you can access your eHealth record from any device with an internet connection. You can also download the My Health Record app from the App Store or Google Play to access your record on the go.
Q: Can I control who has access to my eHealth record?
A: Yes, you have complete control over who has access to your eHealth record. You can choose to share your health information with specific healthcare providers or restrict access to certain information. You can also change your sharing preferences at any time.
Q: Can I add my own health information to my eHealth record?
A: Yes, you can add your own health information to your eHealth record. This can include information such as medications, allergies, and test results. You can also upload documents, such as a copy of your Medicare card or vaccination records.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions or need help with my eHealth record?
A: If you have any questions or need help with your eHealth record, you can contact the eHealth Support Centre by calling 1800 723 471 or by visiting the eHealth website (www.ehealth.gov.au). You can also speak with your healthcare provider for assistance.