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MyHealthNL: personal health records

Your personal health records are now always on hand.

Introducing secure access to your personal health record online through MyHealthNL.

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. Newfoundland and Labrador’s PHR is called MyHealthNL.

What is MyHealthNL?

MyHealthNL is a secured website that enables people of Newfoundland and Labrador to access their personal health information.

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 will be completed on a rolling basis. A group of 5,000 people will be invited to participate in the initial rollout of MyHealthNL. Once invited, individuals can set up an account by logging in through myGovNL.

Once the initial rollout is completed, more people will increasingly gain access to MyHealthNL every month, until all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador are eligible to view their personal health records online.

Accessing your personal health record

You can access if 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 on MyHealthNL?

The following personal health information is available on MyHealthNL, via MyGovNL:

Laboratory results

  • New or amended lab results will be available on MyHealthNL 7 days after results are released to the ordering health care provider.
  • Only final results are viewable on MyHealthNL. You won’t see any pending or cancelled results.
  • Some lab tests completed prior to MyHealthNL 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 on MyHealthNL 14 days after the results are released to the ordering health care provider.
  • Only final results are viewable on MyHealthNL. You won’t see any draft or cancelled results.
  • X-rays completed prior to June 27, 2023 will not be available on MyHealthNL to view.

Dispensed medications

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

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 available on MyHealthNL 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.