Every Australian will have a My Health Record created for them in 2018 unless they tell they don’t want one

The Australian Government has legislated that a My Health Record will be created for all Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs card holders in Australia by the end of 2018, unless they choose not to have one.

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. More than 1 in 5 Australians already have one. Over time, My Health Record will bring together health information such as medical conditions, medicines, allergies and test results in one place.

If you are happy for a My Health Record to be created for you by the end of 2018, you don’t need to do anything.

If you would like to learn more about My Health Record and its benefits, or about how to inform the Australian Government that you are choosing not to benefit from having a My Health Record, please visit myhealthrecord.gov.au

There will be a three month period, commencing 16 July 2018, when you can inform the Australian Government of your choice to opt out of the benefits of the My Health Record system. As this period has not yet started and you would like to register for when it does, please visit myhealthrecord.gov.au.