This year every individual with a Medicare or Department of Veteran’s Affairs card will get a My Health Record unless they choose they do not want one.

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. It will bring together health information such as medical conditions, medicines, allergies and test results all in one place. This information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time – even if you move or travel interstate.  It’s a convenient way to record and track your health information.

As more people use the My Health Record system, Australia’s national health system will become better connected. The result is safer, faster and more efficient care for you and your family.

It’s your choice who sees your My Health Record and what’s in it. By allowing your doctors to upload, view and share documents in your My Health Record, they will have a more detailed picture with which to make decisions, diagnose and provide treatment to you. You can also ask that some information not be uploaded to your record.

You don’t have to do anything to receive a My Health Record. In 2019, every eligible Australian will get a My Health Record.

However if you do not want a My Health Record, you will need to opt out by the 31st January 2019.

For further information or to opt out visit the My Health Record website or call the Help line on 1800 723 471.