A patient portal is a secure online website that gives you convenient 24-hour access to your personal health information and medical records—called an Electronic Health Record or EHR—from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Accessing your personal medical records through a patient portal can help you be more actively involved in your own health care. Accessing your family members’ health information can help you take care of them more easily. Also, patient portals offer self-service options that can eliminate phone tag with your doctor and sometimes even save a trip to the doctor’s office.
You may choose to give family members, such as parents or healthcare proxies, access to your Portal.
Yes. Patient portals have privacy and security safeguards in place to protect your health information.
Always remember to protect your user name and password from others and make sure to only log on to the patient portal from a personal or secure computer.