My Health Record: Your Health In Your Hands

June, 2018

The opt-out period for My Health Record has been extended - this means a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless you choose to opt out, by the 31st of January, 2019.

Some key things to remember about My Health Record:

  • Your important healthcare information is available online, and easily accessible by you, your doctors, specialists or hospitals.
  • Because healthcare providers have access to clinical information, they may have a more detailed picture with which to make clinical decisions, diagnose and provide treatment.
  • In emergency situations, treating doctors can view information such as current medications and allergies.
  • You can personally manage privacy and control access to your My Health Record including what information gets uploaded and who has access.
  • You can see who has accessed your Record.
  • You don’t need to remember the dates of tests, medicine names or dosages.
  • When moving interstate or travelling, your information can be viewed securely online.
  • My Health Record has multi-layered and strong safeguards in place to protect your information.

For more information visit: or call 1800 723 471.