Biological and adoptive parents can sign up to access MyChart for their children under the age of 18.
Patients over age 13 may sign up for their own MyChart account. Typically, parents/primary caregivers cannot have access to the MyChart account of an over-18 patient. Exceptions require proof of continued legal guardianship after the age of 18, or an Adult Proxy Access Form signed by the patient. Adult Proxy Access expires every 18 months and must be renewed by the patient, either in person or online.
Relatives (siblings, stepparents, spouses, grandparents, etc.) who are not primary caregivers cannot access a patient's MyChart record. MyChart access also cannot be granted to foster parents, social workers or other family members in temporary guardianship situations.
IMPORTANT POLICY UPDATE: As of June 2022, patients 13-17 are no longer required to sign an assent form (“assent” is the agreement of someone not able to give legal consent to participate in an activity; consent may only be given by individuals who have reached the legal age of consent) designating at least one parent/primary caregiver as a proxy. As a result, proxy access no longer expires when a patient turns 13. This means that parents/primary caregivers of patients 0-17 may request an account without the patient's assent, and patients 13-17 no longer have the option to revoke proxy access. Patients 13-17 may also sign up for MyChart without a parent or primary caregiver also being required to have an account.