Send an e-mail to your doctor. See your lab results in just a few hours. Request an appointment online.
Essentia Health’s MyHealth offers you a way to do all three – and much more – through a confidential and secure online gateway that’s available 24/7. The free service is available to any current Essentia Health patient as well as any new patient who makes an appointment.
While MyHealth is not for urgent medical issues, it is an efficient and convenient way for patients and physicians to manage routine health care. Your information is drawn directly from your electronic medical record and it’s password-protected, which means only you can access it.
|Dr. Mark Gray
“MyHealth presents a powerful tool to help patients manage their health and engage their healthcare providers in a convenient, secure manner from anywhere in the world,” says Dr. Mark Gray, a Family Medicine physician at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic.
MyHealth allows you and your healthcare team to communicate via a secure e-mail when you don’t need an office visit or a phone call. It’s more efficient than calling the doctor’s office, leaving a message and then waiting for a return call.
“I like the ability to get information to my patients electronically,” says Dr. Gray. “MyHealth helps me and my staff be more timely in our communication with patients.”
MyHealth allows you to:
- Review your diagnoses, current medications and test results.
- Keep track of your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and other health trends over time.
- Ask for an appointment, cancel one or check upcoming appointments.
- Receive reminders to schedule routine tests, such as mammograms.
- Access your immunization records.
Dr. Gray encourages his patients to use MyHealth because he believes it helps them be better informed and a partner in their own health care. Busy parents like MyHealth because they can have quick and easy access to their children’s medical records.
Enroll in MyHealth
The first step is signing an authorization form. Go to www.EssentiaMyHealth.org and click on “Request access now” or ask the registration clerk at your doctor’s office. You’ll receive an activation code and instructions.
Go to www.EssentiaMyHealth.org.
Get the phone app
Search for the “Epic MyChart” application. During download, select Essentia Health.
Or go to EssentiaMyHealth.org and click on the link for your smartphone.