MyChart Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment Questions

What is MyChart? What is MyChart?

MyChart offers patients personalized and secure online access to portions of their medical records. It enables you to securely manage and receive information about your health. With MyChart, you can:

  • Request medical appointments
  • View your health summary from the MyChart electronic health record
  • View test results
  • Request prescription renewals
  • Communicate electronically and securely with your medical care team

Is there a fee to use MyChart? Is there a fee to use MyChart?

No; MyChart is a free service offered to our patients.

How do I sign up? How do I sign up?

Patients who wish to participate will be issued a MyChart activation code during their clinic visit. This code will enable you to log in and create your own username and password. A valid zip code must be provided to verify your identity and complete registration.

If you were not issued an activation code, you may call your primary care clinic to get one or ask to sign up during your next office visit.

Who do I contact if I have further questions? Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Email us at mychart@sw.org  or call 855-691-0180.

Using MyChart

Which providers may I make appointments with in MyChart? Which providers may I make appointments with in MyChart?

You may use MyChart to schedule appointments only with providers who have previously treated you while using our new electronic medical record. Appointments with a new provider may be made through referral, by calling your doctor’s office or by using our appointment request form.

When can I see my test results in MyChart? When can I see my test results in MyChart?

Your test results are released to your MyChart account after your physician has reviewed them, and the amount of time may vary.

Why are certain test results not shared electronically via MyChart? Why are certain test results not shared electronically via MyChart?

Your provider is able to determine which types of test results are able to be accessed through MyChart.

Will my entire medical history be made available in MyChart? Will my entire medical history be made available in MyChart?

MyChart is a direct link between you and the information in your electronic medical record, and all new entries from Scott & White will be included. It will not reflect your complete medical history, though some patients may see past records in order to ensure continuity of care and access to information about ongoing treatments.

Any appointment that has occurred in our new electronic medical record can be viewed under Appointments > Past Appointments. You can also see historical labs from two years prior to the implementation of the new electronic medical record system.

If some of my health information on MyChart is not correct, what should I do? If some of my health information on MyChart is not correct, what should I do?

Your MyChart information comes directly from your electronic medical record at your doctor's office. Ask your doctor to correct any inaccurate information at your next clinic visit. Your health information is reviewed and updated in your electronic medical record each visit.

Can I ask my primary care provider for medical advice? Can I ask my primary care provider for medical advice?

Yes. You can send a message to any provider - including specialists - you have seen since enrolling in MyChart.

If I send a message to my doctor or nurse, when can I expect a reply? If I send a message to my doctor or nurse, when can I expect a reply?

This will vary by provider and location, though we strive to respond to all inquiries in an efficient manner. Please note that MyChart should not be used for urgent situations. Please contact your medical center if the situation requires immediate attention or dial 911 if it is an emergency.

Can I view a family member's health record in MyChart? Can I view a family member's health record in MyChart?

In some situations, yes. This is called proxy access and allows a parent (or guardian) to connect to information regarding their family member their personal MyChart account. To request access to this convenient service, complete a Proxy Consent Form and mail it to the address printed on the form or return it to one of our medical facilities.

Can I ask questions regarding a family member from my MyChart account? Can I ask questions regarding a family member from my MyChart account?

MyChart offers direct access to your personal health record, and communicating about another individual's information would be placed in your health record. This information would not appear in the correct health record and could potentially jeopardize medical care.

Can my spouse and I share one MyChart account? Can my spouse and I share one MyChart account?

No; due to the sensitive nature of medical information, each adult must establish their own MyChart account.

Updating or Resetting Information

I forgot my password. What should I do? I forgot my password. What should I do?

Click the "Forgot password?" link on the login page to reset your password online. Alternatively, you can contact us at 855-691-0180 or mychart@sw.org .

Can you send me a new activation code? Can you send me a new activation code?

Contact us at mychart@sw.org . After we verify your information, a new code will be sent via U.S. Postal Mail or email if we have your valid email address on file. Privacy issues prevent us from emailing a new activation code to you.

Where can I update my personal information (e.g., home address, email or password)? Where can I update my personal information (e.g., home address, email or password)?

Log into MyChart. From the left menu, go to the Preferences section and select the appropriate option.

Technical Questions

How is MyChart secure? How is MyChart secure?

We take great care to ensure your health information is kept private and secure. Access to information is controlled through secure activation codes, personal usernames and passwords. Each person controls their password, and the account cannot be accessed without that password. Further, MyChart uses the latest 128-bit SSL encryption technology with no caching to automatically encrypt your session with MyChart.

To protect yourself, do not give out your username and password. MyChart will never send your actual health information via email; however, you will receive communication alerts via email to inform you when new results and other communications are sent to your MyChart.

I was logged out of MyChart, what happened? I was logged out of MyChart, what happened?

If your keyboard remains idle for 15 minutes or more while you are logged into MyChart, you will be automatically logged out. We recommend that you log out of your MyChart session if you need to leave your computer for even a short period of time.

What do I need to use MyChart? What do I need to use MyChart?

You need access to a computer connected to the Internet and an up-to-date web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.

My activation code does not work, what should I do? My activation code does not work, what should I do?

For your security, your activation code expires after 60 days and is no longer valid after the first time you use it. If you still have problems, email us at mychart@sw.org  or call 855-691-0180.


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