People seeking health care in Australia can now register for a personally controlled electronic health (eHealth) record. Healthcare provider organisations can also register to participate in the eHealth record system.
The resources below will help you learn about the eHealth record system, and how having an eHealth record will, over time, help to deliver better, more effective and efficient health outcomes for all Australians. Information and forms are also available to help consumers and healthcare provider organisations register.
eHealth registration bookletA booklet is available to help you understand the eHealth record registration process. This booklet contains important information. Please make sure you have read it before registering for your eHealth record. This document explains the terms used, your eHealth privacy safeguards, details about how your information is handled, and where and how you can apply for an eHealth record.
Connecting your healthcare: a guide to registering for an eHealth record (PDF 1018 KB)
eHealth formsRegister a new eHealth record for yourself and/or a person you are authorised to represent (i.e. your dependant).
Application to register for a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PDF 648 KB)
My family. My eHealth record. A parent's guide.My family. My eHealth record. A parent's guide.
As a parent, your children's health and wellbeing is your top priority. But keeping track of their health information can be challenging. This information booklet introduces parents to the personally controlled eHealth record system and highlights some of the benefits that registering your family for an eHealth record can bring over time.
eHealth brochuresThe following brochures provide information about the eHealth record system and how registering for an eHealth record will benefit different people seeking healthcare in Australia.
- General overview for consumers
- Parents and their babies
- Older Australians
- Australians living with chronic conditions
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- eHealth and mental health consumers
- Helpful hints: a guide to register
- Next steps after you receive your Identity Verification Code (IVC)
Fact sheetseHealth fact sheet - Child health, growth and development
A new Child Development function has been added to the personally controlled eHealth record system to enable parents to add observations and measurements about their child’s early health, growth and development.
eHealth fact sheet - Prescribed and dispensed medication
A new function has been added to the personally controlled electronic health (eHealth) record system to make the management of medicines easier, simpler and safer.
eHealth and mental health scenarios
The following video scenarios have been developed to help consumers understand how the eHealth record system can be used in association with mental health management and recovery. The videos were developed in consultation with mental health providers and consumers and features actors in the various roles. We particularly acknowledge the advice of SANE Australia in the production of both videos.
Department of Human Services (Medicare) - eHealth fact sheet
This fact sheet describes the types of information held by the Department of Human Services (Medicare) with respect to a person's eHealth record.
Statutory declaration template
If you wish to apply to register someone else on the basis that you are an appropriate person to act on their behalf, you must provide a statutory declaration with information supporting your application (see pages 15-17 of the eHealth registration booklet for further details).
A statutory declaration is a written statement that allows a person to declare something to be true. A Commonwealth statutory declaration must be signed in the presence of an authorised witness. An authorised witness can be someone such as a doctor, teacher, pharmacist, bank officer or a Justice of the Peace.