People seeking health care in Australia can register for a My Health Record. Healthcare Provider Organisations can also register to participate in the My Health Record system.
The resources below will help you learn about the My Health Record system, and how having a My Health Record will, over time, help to deliver better, more effective and efficient health outcomes for all Australians. Information and forms are also available to help individuals and Healthcare Provider Organisations register.
Please noteDocuments on this page may still refer to our previous name 'Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR)'. We are in the process of updating these with our new name ‘My Health Record’. In the meantime, the information and guidance in these documents is still valid.
My Health Record registration bookletA booklet is available to help you understand the My Health Record registration process. This booklet contains important information. Please make sure you have read it before registering for a My Health Record. This document explains the terms used, your My Health Record privacy safeguards, details about how your information is handled, and where and how you can apply for a My Health Record.
Connecting your healthcare: a guide to registering for a My Health Record (PDF 1511 KB)
My Health Record formsRegister a new My Health Record for yourself and/or a person you are authorised to represent (i.e. your dependant).
Application to register for a My Health Record (PDF 384 KB)
If you are registering more than four dependants, this form can be attached to the form "Application to register for a My Health Record".
Attachment to part B - Application to Register for a My Health Record on behalf of your dependants (PDF 123 KB)
Register a new My Health Record using your pseudonym Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI). You must have a pseudonym IHI before completing this application.
Application to register for a My Health Record using a pseudonym IHI (PDF 236 KB)
My family. My Health Record. A parent's guide.My family. My Health record. A parent's guide.
As a parent, your children's health and wellbeing is your top priority. But keeping track of their health information can be challenging. This information booklet introduces parents to the My Health record system and highlights some of the benefits that registering your family for a My Health Record can bring over time.
My Health Record brochuresThe following brochures provide information about the My Health Record system and how registering for a My Health Record will benefit different people seeking healthcare in Australia.
- General overview for consumers
- Parents and their babies
- Older Australians
- Australians living with chronic conditions
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- My Health Record and mental health consumers
- Helpful hints: a guide to register
- Next steps after you receive your Identity Verification Code (IVC)
Fact sheetsMy Health Record fact sheet - Child health, growth and development
A new Child development function has been added to the My Health Record system to enable parents to add observations and measurements about their child’s early health, growth and development.
My Health Record fact sheet - Prescribed and dispensed medication
This functions makes the management of medicines easier, simpler and safer.
Authorised RepresentativesMy Health Record fact sheet - Authorised Representatives - General Overview
My Health Record fact sheet - How to become an authorised representative for a person aged under 18
My Health Record fact sheet - How to become an authorised representative for a person aged 18 years and over
My Health Record and mental health scenarios
The following video scenarios have been developed to help people understand how the My Health Record system can be used in association with mental health management and recovery. The videos were developed in consultation with mental health providers and consumers and features actors in the various roles. We particularly acknowledge the advice of SANE Australia in the production of both videos.
Department of Human Services (Medicare) - My Health Record fact sheet
This fact sheet describes the types of information held by the Department of Human Services (Medicare) with respect to a person's My Health Record.
Statutory declaration template
If you wish to apply to register someone else on the basis that you are an appropriate person to act on their behalf, you must provide a statutory declaration with information supporting your application (see pages 15-17 of the My Health Recprd registration booklet for further details).
A statutory declaration is a written statement that allows a person to declare something to be true. A Commonwealth statutory declaration must be signed in the presence of an authorised witness. An authorised witness can be someone such as a doctor, teacher, pharmacist, bank officer or a Justice of the Peace.