What is a patient portal?
A patient portal is an extension of your medical health record. Patients can access it securely through the Midwest Eye Associates website and it offers convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, patients can view health information such as:
- Recent doctor visits
- Discharge summaries
- Lab results
- Prescription information
Some patient portals also allow patients to:
- Exchange secure e-mail with their health care teams
- Request prescription refills
- Schedule non-urgent appointments
- Check benefits and coverage
- Update contact information
- Make payments
- Download and complete forms
- View educational materials
Why is having a patient portal important?
Accessing your personal medical records through a patient portal can help you be more actively involved in your own health care. Accessing your family members’ health information can help you take better care of them. Also, patient portals offer self-service options that can eliminate phone tag with your doctor and sometimes even save a trip to the doctor’s office.
Please don’t hesitate to contact any Midwest Eye Associates office about setting up your account and getting access to your personal information through the portal.