Accessing Your Child's MyChart

Accessing Your Child's MyChart

MyChart is a safe, convenient tool that can provide you with online access your child’s electronic medical record. MyChart makes it easy to manage your child’s health records, schedule appointments and more.

In MyChart you can do the following for your child under 12:

  • Access your child’s medical history and immunization records
  • Send secure messages to your child’s care team
  • Pay your bills
  • Schedule appointments
  • View your child’s test results
  • Find out detailed information about medications your child’s doctor prescribes and other medications your child is currently taking

For more information or to sign up for MyChart, visit mychart.rush.edu or download the mobile MyChart app.

How to get access to your child’s MyChart

If your child is under 18 years old, you can access MyChart by filling out an access request form for yourself and a child proxy access consent form for your child. When you submit the consent forms, you may need to provide documentation that you are the parent or guardian (e.g., a copy of your child’s birth certificate, a copy of your legal guardianship order).

Please submit the forms to Rush’s Health Information Management Office by emailing mychartrequest@rush.edu or faxing (312) 942-5549.

If you have your own MyChart account, you can request access to your child’s MyChart account by doing the following from the web site:

  • Log in to your account
  • Click Messaging and then “Request Family Access”
  • Follow the prompts

Protecting your child’s privacy

When your child turns 12, your MyChart access to your child’s record will change. At this point, you will only be able to access information about your child’s allergies, immunizations and growth chart. 

This limited access is designed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your child, in compliance with state and federal laws that restrict online access to medical information for any child 12 or older. When your child turns 18, they will be able to access their own MyChart record, and you can request access to it.

For help with MyChart

If you have questions about MyChart, please call the MyChart help line at (312) 563-6600.

For medical emergencies

Please do not use MyChart to send messages requiring immediate attention for your child. For urgent medical matters, take one of the following steps:

  • Contact your child’s provider by phone.
  • Call 911.
  • Go to the nearest emergency room in the event of an emergency.