MyHealth Records has launched

March 20, 2019

Dr. Alison Clarke, AMA President

Dear Members:

In December 2018 we wrote to you from the Alberta Medical Association and College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta to let you know that the Alberta government would soon be introducing MyHealth Records, a secure online portal that will enable Albertans to access some of their personal health information. We are pleased to tell you that the portal went live for all Albertans on Saturday, March 16.

The AMA and CPSA strongly support this initiative. Allowing patients access to their own health information is something that both organizations have supported for many years. It will enable them to be more informed partners in their care and contribute to better communication and informational continuity.

Below you will find more information, including contact phone numbers and links to online resources for you and your staff.

This is very good news for our patients and the health care system.

Warm regards,

Alison M. Clarke, MD, CCFP, FCFP
President, Alberta Medical Association

Scott A. McLeod, MD, MPH, MPA, CCFP, FCFP
Registrar, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta


MyHealth Records

The initial features of MyHealth Records allow people to view:

  • Common lab test results. This includes results of 59 common lab tests completed within 18 months of the sign-up date to MyHealth Records.
  • Their medications history dating back 18 months. This only includes medications dispensed from community pharmacies.
  • Their immunization records. This includes only immunizations administered in Alberta.

Callers will also have the option to connect with Health Link (811) to speak with a registered nurse should they have any questions about the health information found on MyHealth Records.

MyHealth Records also enables people to:

  • Keep journals to track mood, sleep, weight and fitness goals.
  • Upload and track information from personal health devices, including supported blood pressure monitors, blood glucose meters and fitness trackers.
  • Print out reports of MyHealth Records content to share with health care providers.

More information is available here: myhealth.alberta.ca/mhr-features

As well, if you or your staff receive any questions from patients or clients about MyHealth Records, we encourage you to direct them to the MyHealth Records website: alberta.ca/myhealthrecords

For assistance with signing up or using MyHealth Records, patients can call the support line at 1-844-401-4016.

If you have any questions, please email: myhealthrecords@gov.ab.ca

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