My Health Record

Are you aware the opt-out period has been extended to the 31 st of January 2019?

If you don’t want a my health record created, you will need to go on line and opt out by the 31st of January 2019. If you miss the deadline of this date and a record is created, you can permanently delete your record at anytime.

 

WHAT IS A MY HEALTH RECORD?

My health record is a summary and an overall picture of your important health information that you and your healthcare professionals can access on line.

WHY SHOULD I HAVE A MY HEALTH RECORD?

It is BETTER – Doctors and nurses and other health professionals wont have to call other services to get your information. This will result in better and more efficient care for you and your family

It is SAFER   - Authorised doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals can see your health information, such as allergies, medical conditions, medicines and any treatment you have received.

It is EASIER – You wont have to always remember what medicine you take  and you wont have to keep telling your health story over and over.

 

For more information:

Call 1800 723 471

Go to www.myhealthrecord.gov.au

Go and see someone at a Medicare Service Centre or ask the staff at your clinic.

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Charmaine herbst