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MyChart Frequently Asked Questions: Patients and Visitors
MyChart offers patients personalized and secure on-line access to portions of their medical records. It enables you to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive information about your health. With MyChart, you can use the Internet to:
- View your health summary from the MyChart electronic health record.
- View test results.
- Request prescription renewals.
- Access trusted health information resources.
- Communicate electronically and securely with your medical care team.
MyChart is a free service offered to our patients.
Patients who wish to participate will be issued a MyChart activation code during their clinic visit. This code will enable you to log in and create your own username and password.
Please contact your primary or specialty care provider’s office.
Your medical record
Your test results are released to your MyChart account after your physician has reviewed them. This is generally within 1-12 days.
Your provider determines which test results are available through MyChart. Normal test results are typically released to MyChart. Test results that may require a follow up visit or are of a very sensitive nature are not released to MyChart, but will be related in an office visit or phone call to the patient.
Your MyChart information comes directly from your electronic medical record at your doctor's office. Ask your doctor to correct any inaccurate information at your next clinic visit. Your health information is reviewed and updated in your electronic medical record each visit.
You will generally receive an answer within 1-3 business days. Please note that MyChart should not be used for urgent situations. Please contact your medical center if the situation requires immediate attention or dial 911 if it is an emergency.
MyChart for my family
Yes you can. This is called Proxy access and allows a parent (or guardian) to log into their personal MyChart account, and then connect to information regarding their family member. Complete a Proxy Consent Form and return it to one of our medical facilities to request access to this convenient service.
No, you must ask the question from the patient’s MyChart account so that responses are documented in their patient record.
No, due to the sensitive nature of medical information, each adult must sign and submit a Release of Information request and establish their own MyChart account.
After I have enrolled
You may contact your primary or specialty care provider’s office to request a new, secure password. You may also click the "Forgot password" link on the sign-in page to reset your password online.
Please contact your primary or specialty care provider’s office. Activation codes may only be released to the patient in person, at the clinic.
Log into MyChart and from the left menu, go to the Preferences section and select the appropriate option.
We take great care to ensure your health information is kept private and secure. Access to information is controlled through secure activation codes, personal usernames, and passwords. Each person controls their password, and the account cannot be accessed without that password. Further, MyChart uses the latest 128-bit SSL encryption technology with no caching to automatically encrypt your session with MyChart. Unlike conventional e-mail, all MyChart messaging is done while you are securely logged on to our website.
MyChart is owned and operated by MyChart and is fully compliant with federal and state laws pertaining to your privacy. Your name and e-mail address will be treated with the same care and privacy given your health records and will never be sold or leased by MyChart.
We aim to protect your privacy and the security of your information. While logged into MyChart, if your keyboard remains idle for 15 minutes or more, you will be automatically logged out of MyChart. We recommend that you log out of your MyChart session if you need to leave your computer for even a short period of time.
You need access to a computer connected to the Internet and an up-to-date browser (such as Chrome).
For your security, your activation code expires after 14 days and is no longer valid after the first time you use it. If you still have problems, please contact your primary or specialty care provider’s office.
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