You need this technology in your life

March 19, 2018 | by Mary Lou Mastro

How would you like to have a direct line to your doctor’s office?

What if you could send a message, schedule an appointment, request a prescription refill – from your smartphone?

That time has come! MyChart® is a secure website and app that allows you to accomplish those tasks and more. This is truly a situation where technology makes your life easier.

Once you register for your free account with MyChart, you can:

  • Schedule or request physician office medical appointments. You can also see your appointment history and details about each one. When you get to the office, check in for your appointment through MyChart to minimize your wait time.
  • Receive physician office appointment reminders. Enable alerts on your phone and the MyChart app will ping you.
  • View your health summary from the MyChart electronic health record.
  • Get test results faster.
  • Request prescription renewals.
  • Manage your child’s or aging parent’s care through proxy access.
  • Send secure electronic messages to your physician office medical care team.*
  • Manage your health information and communicate with your doctor on your mobile devices, including Apple Watch.
  • Stay up to date on screenings. Can’t remember when you had your last mammogram? It’s recorded for you in MyChart!

If you’re pregnant, you can even pre-register for your baby’s birth and hospital stay on MyChart.

I’m a MyChart user, and I love it. I schedule my appointments online and can send messages to my doctor whenever I have the time. It’s available 24-7, it’s convenient and so easy to use.

Signing up is easy, too. You no longer need an activation code, just ask to be activated “instantly” by text or email at your next visit.  If you do not have a visit planned, you can also request an activation code and sign up online.

This list of frequently asked questions is helpful if you want to learn more.

MyChart is an important part of our plan to make our patients’ lives safe, seamless and personal. I urge you to take advantage of this technology and get easy, quick access to your (or your child’s or your elderly parent’s) medical care team and medical records.

*Messaging is available for Edward-Elmhurst Health employed and affiliated physician offices.

Sign up for MyChart

Related blogs:

Top 10 reasons to use MyChart

MyChart is for moms

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