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MyChart Proxy Access: Accessing a Loved One's Health Record


Parents and caregivers can access and manage their loved one's personal and family health information online by submitting a MyChart proxy access form.

Current MyChart users:

You can use your MyChart account to request proxy access.

For access to patients age 17 and younger, use your adult account to request access to a child's records.

Adults (age 18 and older) can use their MyChart account to request another person to access their MyChart information to help with their health care. Proxy access can be stopped at any time by the proxy or the patient.

Download instructions to request proxy access (see page 2).
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New to MyChart?

You will need to create your own MyChart account at Johns Hopkins Medicine before you can request proxy access for another patient. If you have never had an appointment at Johns Hopkins, creating a MyChart account will create a Johns Hopkins patient record for you.

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Using proxy access, you can see your loved one's health records, message doctors, complete questionnaires, access prescriptions, and schedule and view appointments.

Proxy Access to a Child's MyChart Information

Depending on the child's age, parents and guardians have different levels of access to their child's MyChart information:

  • Full Access: 0-12 years old
    Parents and guardians have full access to all MyChart features through their own MyChart log in. A child age 12-years or younger cannot have a personal MyChart account.
  • Limited Access: 13-17 years old (expanded features as of 5/27/2021)
    When the child turns 13, access is automatically limited for parents and guardians who previously had full proxy access. At age 13, teens can create their own account with full access.

    Limited access for parents and guardians includes the ability to:

    • Send secure messages to some providers
    • View some vaccination records
    • View details for some upcoming appointments
    • View after visit summaries (discharge instructions) and clinical notes for some visits
    • Pay bills

Incapacitated Child: Full Proxy access can be provided to the legal representative of children who, as determined by a provider, are not able to make their own medical decisions due to developmental delays or other cognitive disabilities.

Adult Patient Authorizing Access to Their Own MyChart Account

Adults (age 18 and older) can authorize another person to access their MyChart information to help with their health care. Proxy access can be stopped at any time by the proxy or the patient.

Levels of Adult Proxy Access:

  • Full Access: Access to all MyChart features.
  • Scheduling Only: The ability to view and schedule appointments only.
  • Incapacitated Adult: For adults who are not able to make their own medical decisions, proxy access can be provided to the legal representative.

Request Proxy Access for Incapacitated Individuals (Child or Adult)

Incapacitated Child Proxy Access

For a child who is not able to make his or her own medical decisions, full access can be provided to the child's legal representative. This is called incapacitated child proxy access. Download and print the Incapacitated Child form. This form must be submitted at a Johns Hopkins office along with legal documentation and verification from two medical physicians.

Incapacitated Adult Proxy Access

  1. Download and print the Incapacitated Adult Proxy Access form.
  2. Complete and sign the Incapacitated Adult Proxy Access form and submit it to a Johns Hopkins staff member along with documentation supporting your legal representative status (court order or other legal document).
  3. Once the legal documentation has been reviewed and approved, Johns Hopkins staff can complete the proxy set-up process and create your MyChart proxy account.
  4. Johns Hopkins still can provide you with the access code necessary to set-up your MyChart account.

Download Proxy Access Forms

For more information on MyChart, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

 
 

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