My Health Record is an online summary of your health information. A sound example of where technology is designed to help and make our lives better.
This online record of your health information can be shared with health professionals allowing for better communication of your health history and ultimately better care.
By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian unless they choose not to have one.
If you decide that you don't want a My Health Record, you can opt out of this being created for you. You can do so within a four month period from 16 July to 15 November.
*The Government has increased this Opt Out window from an original three month period to four, extending the closing date from the 15 October 2018.
HOW TO OPT OUT
Visit My Health Record's opt out webpage here.
To opt out of My Health Record, you need to verify your identity.
You will need:
your Medicare Card, or Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) card, and
one of the following forms of Australian identification:
your driver licence; or
your passport; or
Follow the My Health Gov 3 steps to opting out show in this short instructional video below.
If you don’t want a My Health Record, complete the online process by 15 November 2018.
WHAT IF YOU MISS THE OPT OUT WINDOW?
If you miss this opt out window you do have the option to cancel your My Health Record anytime.
HOW TO CANCEL YOUR HEALTH RECORD
To cancel your My Health Record, or the record of someone in which you are their authorised representative:
Log in to your My Health Record through myGov.
Select the 'Profile & Settings' tab.
Select profile and navigate to the bottom of the page.
Read the information and click on ‘Cancel My Health Record’.
To find out more about cancelling your My Health Record visit: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/for-you-your-family/howtos/cancel-my-record