MyChart for Teens: Access to Your Personal Health Information

As you start taking charge of your care, it is important that you can access information about your health and medications. That’s why we recommend you create a MyChart account.

A MyChart account lets you send messages to your health care provider, request and renew prescriptions, see test results, schedule appointments, print vaccination records for sports and school applications, and more.

Log in to MyChart

What information is considered private?

Most states have privacy laws that allow teens to consent for services such as pregnancy-related care, treatment for substance use disorders, mental health care and testing for sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV disease, 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 between you and your doctor are protected by privacy laws.

How do I sign up for MyChart?

  1. Request an activation code from your provider's office.
  2. Complete the online form.
  3. Download the MyChart app from Google Play or the App Store, then select Johns Hopkins Medicine from the drop-down menu.

What can I do with MyChart?

You can privately:

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

What can my parents/guardians do as my proxy?

Once you are age 13, your parents/guardians can only access your medical information if they request proxy access, which allows them to do only the following:

  • Send a message to your provider.
  • View some vaccination records.
  • View notes from providers about medical areas that are not covered by teen confidentiality laws.
  • Pay your medical bills.

Teens’ Questions About MyChart

Questions About Parent/Guardian Access (Proxy Access)

Questions About Teen Health Privacy