MyChart for Teens (Age 13 to 17): Access to Your Personal Health Information

As a teen patient, you have the opportunity to get more involved in your health. That’s why we recommend you create a MyChart account.

Your MyChart account is a secure online portal that lets you send messages to your health care clinician, request and renew prescriptions, see test results, schedule appointments, print vaccination records for sports and school applications, and more. The Johns Hopkins team works hard to protect your privacy if you seek care confidentially. Your parent/guardian will have access to see your medical record, but if you ask that information be confidential, your clinician will do their best to make sure your privacy is protected in MyChart.

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What information is considered confidential?

Most states have privacy laws that allow teens to consent for confidential health care services such as pregnancy-related care, testing for sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV disease, treatment for substance use disorders, mental health care and emergency care. If you consent to care on your own, without your parents/guardians being involved, you typically have the right to request that information related to that care be confidential. However, though the MyChart portal keeps certain components of your health information private, not all conversations among you and your doctor are protected by privacy laws.

How do I sign up for MyChart?

  1. Request an activation code from your clinician's office.
  2. Download the MyChart app from Google Play or the App Store, then select Johns Hopkins Medicine from the drop-down menu. A web version is also available here: MyChart - signup page
  3. Enter the activation code and complete your account setup.
  4. Learn more about MyChart’s features.

What can I do with MyChart?

See MyChart Features and Visibility for Parents and Caregivers (Proxies) for more information and new features coming soon!  

On MyChart, you can:

  • Read notes from your medical visits.
  • Ask your clinician questions.
  • See most of your test results.
  • Renew medications.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Share your pronouns, chosen name, gender identity and legal sex with your care team.
  • Print your vaccination records for after-school clubs, sports leagues and college applications.

What can my parents/guardians do as my proxies?

Parents and legal guardians can: 

  • Schedule and view most appointments.
  • View most notes and other information about visits.
  • View most vaccination records.
  • Send secure messages to clinicians.
  • Pay bills (guarantors only).

Coming soon:

  • Parents/legal guardians can view most lab results.
  • Parents/legal guardians can view and request refills for most medications.

Teens’ Questions About MyChart

Questions About Parent/Guardian Access (Proxy Access)

Questions About Teen Health Privacy