MyHealth Proxy Frequently Asked Questions

What is proxy access for Minors?

Proxy access enables parents, legal guardians, and conservators to access online medical health information for their child via MyHealth. MyHealth is the Stanford Hospital & Clinics' Internet tool that allows patients to securely access their health information and communicate with their doctor's office online.

How can I gain proxy access to my child’s MyHealth records?

To start, visit your Stanford Clinic or go to to download and complete the MyHealth Proxy Access Request form. The form must be submitted in-person at any Stanford Clinic. You will receive an activation letter within one week of submission.

Do I have to be enrolled in MyHealth to participate as a proxy?

Yes, before you can activate proxy access, you yourself must be registered in MyHealth. Access to your own MyHealth account can be established in two ways:

Once a MyHealth access code is obtained, you can login to the MyHealth website and activate your account.

What documentation do I need prior to filling out the Proxy Access Request form?

Before activating your child’s account:

What can a proxy do in MyHealth with this access?

Proxies of children up to 12 years of age can:

Proxies of children age 12-17 can:

Why is there limited access for proxies of children 12-17 years of age?

Under California State and Federal law, there are certain types of medical information that the parent or guardian of a minor patient age 12 or older may not view without consent of the minor patient. Due to these requirements, we offer limited information to proxies of minor patients in this age category.

What happens when my child turns 18?

Once a child reaches age 18, proxies will no longer have access to the minor's MyHealth record. Your adult child can gain access to his or her MyHealth record by registering for an account the next time he or she visits Stanford Hospital & Clinics.


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