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MyChart Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment Questions
What is MyChart?
Is there a fee to use MyChart?
How do I sign up?
Who do I contact if I have further questions?
Your Medical Record
When can I see my test results in MyChart?
Why are certain test results not shared electronically via MyChart?
If I send a message to my doctor, when can I expect a reply?
How do I request a change to my Protected Health Information, if I believe the information is incomplete or incorrect?
How do I request a restriction or limit the health information Reading Health System uses or discloses about my treatment, payment or healthcare operations?
MyChart For My Family
Can I view a family member's health record in MyChart?
Can I ask questions regarding a family member from my MyChart account?
Can my spouse and I share one MyChart account?
After I Have Enrolled
I forgot my password. What should I do?
Can you send me a new activation code as I have lost it, let it expire or did not receive it?
Where can I update my personal information (e.g., home address, e-mail or change my password)?
Technical Questions
How is MyChart secure?
What is your privacy policy?
I was logged out of MyChart, what happened?
What do I need to use MyChart?
My activation code does not work, what should I do?
Is my activation code my user ID?

What is MyChart?

MyChart offers patients personalized and secure on-line access to portions of their medical records. It enables you to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive information about your health. With MyChart, you can use the Internet to:

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Is there a fee to use MyChart?

MyChart is a free service offered to our patients.

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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 login and create your own user ID and password. If you were not issued an activation code, you may call your primary care clinic to get one or ask to sign up during you next office visit.

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Who do I contact if I have further questions?

You can call our MyChart Patient Support Line at (484)628-6924 during regular business hours (8:00 am - 7:30 pm) Monday through Friday.

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When can I see my test results in MyChart?

Your test results are released to your MyChart account after your physician has reviewed them. This is generally after 3 business days.

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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. Further, tests of a very sensitive nature are not released to MyChart.

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

You will generally receive an answer within 1-3 business days. 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.

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How do I request a change to my Protected Health Information, if I believe the information is incomplete or incorrect?

If you feel that health information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information. You have the right to request an amendment for as long as the information is kept by or for the Hospital.
To request an amendment, your request must be made in writing and submitted to the Director of Health Information Management at Reading Health System.

Please click this HIPAA Forms link to access the appropriate form.

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How do I request a restriction or limit the health information Reading Health System uses or discloses about my treatment, payment or healthcare operations?

You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the health information we use or disclose about you for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations. You also have the right to request a limit on the health information we disclose about you to someone who is involved in your care or the payment for your care, such as a family member or friend. For example, you could ask that we not use or disclose information about a surgery that you had.

Please click this HIPAA Forms link to access the appropriate form.

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

Yes you can. This is called Proxy access and allows a parent (or guardian) to log into their personal MyChart account, and then connect to information regarding their family member. Complete a Proxy Consent Form and return it to one of our medical facilities to request access to this convenient service. Please click this Proxy Forms link to access the appropriate form.

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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.

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Can my spouse and I share one MyChart account?

No, due to the sensitive nature of medical information, each adult must sign and submit a Release of Information request and establish their own MyChart account.

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I forgot my password. What should I do?

You may contact our MyChart Patient Support Line at (484)628-6924 during regular business hours (8:00 am - 7:30 pm) Monday through Friday to request a new, secure password. You may also click the "Forgot password" link on the sign-in page to reset your password online.

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Can you send me a new activation code as I have lost it, let it expire or did not receive it?

You may contact our MyChart Patient Support Line at (484)628-6924 during regular business hours (8:00 am - 7:30 pm) Monday through Friday and after we verify your information, a new code will be sent via U.S. Postal Mail. Privacy issues prevent us from e-mailing a new activation code to you.

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

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

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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 ID's, and passwords. Each person controls their password, and the account cannot be accessed without that password. Futher, MyChart uses the latest 128-bit SSL encryption technology with no caching to automatically encrypt your session with MyChart. Unlike conventional e-mail, all MyChart messaging is done while you are securely logged on to our website.

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What is your Privacy Policy?

MyChart is owned and operated by MyChart and is fully compliant with federal and state laws pertaining to your privacy. Your name and e-mail address will be treated with the same care and privacy given your health records and will never be sold or leased by MyChart.

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I was logged our of MyChart, what happened?

We aim to protect your privacy and security of your information. While logged into MyChart, if your keyboard remains idle for 15 minutes or more, you will be automatically logged out of MyChart. 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?

You need access to a computer connected to the Internet and an up-to-date browser (such as Internet Explorer).

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

For your security, your activation code expires after 30 days and is no longer valid after the first time you use it. If you still have problems, you can call our MyChart Patient Support Line at (484)628-6924 during regular business hours (8:00 am - 7:30 pm) Monday through Friday.

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Is my activation code my user ID?

No, your activation code is not your MyChart ID or password. You will use this code only once to log into MyChart for the first time. (The code will expire after you have used it or after 30 days). When you log into MyChart the first time, you will then be asked to create your own unique MyChart ID and password.

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