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Personal Health Record

Your personal health records are now always on hand.

Introducing secure online access to your personal health record.

What is a personal health record?

A personal health record (or PHR) is a computer-based medical record that securely holds health information about an individual and is accessible by that individual.

Benefits

Having access to personal health records helps you:

  • monitor your medications,
  • better manage your chronic conditions,
  • have consistent access to accurate information,
  • have more informed discussions with health-care providers,
  • save time and transportation costs travelling to a health provider visit, and
  • easily and securely share your personal health record with family or trusted caregivers, so that those in your circle of care can support you through your health journey.

Rollout process

Access to personal health records is now available through myGovNL.

Accessing your personal health record

You can access your personal health record, if you:

  • Are a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Are 16 years of age or older
  • Hold a valid medical care plan (MCP)
  • Hold a valid driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Have an active MyGovNL account

What personal health information is available?

The following personal health information is available via MyGovNL:

Laboratory results

  • New or amended lab results will be available 7 days after results are released to the ordering health care provider.
  • Only final results are viewable. You won’t see any pending or cancelled results.
  • Some lab tests completed prior to online access going live may be available. Historical data on lab test results varies depending on the region, and some lab test results go as far back as 2015 to 2018.

X-ray reports

  • New or amended X-rays results will be available 14 days after the results are released to the ordering health care provider.
  • Only final results are viewable. You won’t see any draft or cancelled results.
  • X-rays completed prior to June 27, 2023 will not be available to view.

Dispensed medications

  • A two-year history of dispensed medication from community pharmacies will be accessible.
  • Medications dispensed during a hospital admission are not available to view.
  • Prescriptions that have not been dispensed are not available to view.

Allergy information

  • Any allergies or adverse drug reactions that have been recorded by a community pharmacy.
  • Allergies or adverse drug reactions recorded during a hospital admission are not available to view.

Other information/features include:

  • Access to a health library of information about health conditions, tests, procedures, and medications.
  • Links to online mental health supports (e.g., Bridge the gapp).
  • Patients can share their personal health records with family members or trusted caregivers.

Learn more about accessing your Personal Health Record

Personal Health Record