SOUTH WESTERN MELBOURNE

eHealth in the Community

What is eHealth?

  • Your personally controlled eHealth record is a secure online summary of your health information
  • You control what is stored and who is allowed to access it
  • Your eHealth record allows you, your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare professionals to view and share your health information
  • Creating an eHealth record means you won’t have to explain your medical history if you go to see a new doctor, you won’t have to remember which prescriptions you are taking or when you last saw the specialist

Why register?

  • It saves time when you visit the doctor or hospital because they will have access to your medical details
  • It’s safer, your doctor or health professional can see information about any allergies, vaccinations or treatments you have had in the past
  • It’s easier for you, you won’t have to remember the details of tests or medications you are taking

How to register

  • Before you register you should read the registration booklet, you can get this from a Medicare Australia office please call 1800 723 471 or download it here
    Connecting your healthcare: a guide to registering for an eHealth record
  • Online at ehealth.gov.au
  • By phone call 1800 723 471
  • In person at a Medicare Australia office
  • In writing using the application form in the registration booklet

Registering children or adult dependants

  • Children aged 14 and over can register for their own eHealth record
  • Parents can register children, under the age of 18, both parents are able to access the eHealth record of a child
  • If you hold a power of attorney for a dependant you can register them for an eHealth record
  • If you are a family member or carer of an adult dependant then you must register them in person and in writing

Please contact Manfred Queteschiner for more information [email protected] or call 8731 6510