How to Add Your Medical Records to the iPhone's Health App

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The iPhone Health Records feature lets you import your medical records onto your iPhone. Once you've done that, your lab results, immunizations, and more can be viewed and shared with participating providers directly from the iPhone Health app. Let's get started learning how to set up Health Records and view your medical history in one place, right from your iPhone. 

Related: How to Manually Enter Data in the Apple Health App on iPhone

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How to Import Medical Records to the iPhone's Health App

For now, the number of hospitals participating in Apple's Health Records program is limited, but that's sure to change as more administrators catch on to the ease, convenience, and privacy offered by the system. This is only a partial list; Apple has a full list of providers available on its website:

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Cedars-Sinai - Los Angeles, California
  • Penn Medicine - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Geisinger Health System - Danville, Pennsylvania
  • UC San Diego Health - San Diego, California
  • UNC Health Care - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, Illinois
  • Dignity Health - Arizona, California, and Nevada
  • Ochsner Health System - Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 
  • MedStar Health -  Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia
  • OhioHealth - Columbus, Ohio
  • Cerner Health Clinic - Kansas City, Missouri

If you see your medical center in the list above, you can get started with the Health Records program right away. If not, you'll have to put in a request to your healthcare providers to participate. To set up Health Records on your iPhone:

  1. Tap on your Health app to open.
  2. Open the Summary tab.


     
  3. Scroll down to Health Records and tap on Get Started.
  4. Tap on Allow While Using App to let the Health app access your location.


     
  5. Tap on your healthcare provider on the list shown. 
  6. If your home hospital isn't there, find it by using the search bar at the top of the suggestions list.

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  7. Once you've tapped on your healthcare provider, you'll be shown a summary letting you know what kind of data that provider is able to share with you via the health app.
  8. Tap your provider's summary, and then log in to your online patient portal as usual.

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  9. Once you've signed in to your online patient portal, your health records will be automatically uploaded to the Browse tab in the Health Records section
  10. There are sections for Clinical Visits, Lab Results, Procedures, and every other part of your medical history. 

    open the Browse tab

​You'll need to repeat this process for each of your available providers to have a thorough collection of data in your health app. The list of providers keeps growing, so be sure to check regularly if you don't see your provider listed yet. Stay healthy!

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.