Taking charge of your health information

“Six months ago, my work transferred me to BC from another province. I was glad my previous doctor helped me put together a personal health record. I organized the records in a folder and gave copies to my new doctor and my new physiotherapist. I was surprised at the peace of mind I immediately felt.”

– Sarah, Port Coquitlam, BC

Your personal health information includes your current health information plus your medical records. The story of your health is yours to manage. But a lot of people don’t see things that way. Instead, they leave their health information in the hands of doctors and hospitals. Here, we offer tips to help you take charge of your health information and keep it all under control.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in June 2018
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

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Erika Decker

Erika Decker

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