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Before you can self-enter your Family Health History in My HealtheVet, you must get an account. You do this by registering. It only takes a few minutes to register on My HealtheVet. Then, you can begin to build your Personal Health Record and start tracking your health.
Remember, by working with your health care team and knowing your health conditions, you can learn to make healthy choices and better manage your health.
If you are a Veteran and use the VA health care system you are encouraged to obtain a My HealtheVet Premium account. With this account, you will have access to key portions of your VA health care record and Secure Messaging with your VA health care teams.
In the Family Health History: Self-entered section, you can self-enter medical information about you or a family member. You can identify the person, their relationship to you and then track and record their health history. The feature gives you a list of health conditions that you can choose from. Make sure you select all that apply. In the comments section, you can include additional information.
My HealtheVet is a secure website. The VA follows strict security policies and practices to make sure that your personal health information is safe and protected.
Important to Note: You are responsible for protecting your personal information you print out or download. It is important to protect your information. Protect this information the same way you would protect your banking or credit card information. Do not leave your printed information on a printer. Do not save your downloaded information to a public computer. When using a public computer, save your information to a CD and/or thumb drive. Remember to take the CD or thumb drive with you when you finish. You should never send an email that contains personal health information. This is because email is not secure.
No, your VA and/or non-VA health care team cannot view any information in your Personal Health Record. This includes your Family Health History: Self-entered information. Your VA and/or non-VA health care team does not have access to your self-entered information unless you print it and share it with them.
Use the Medical Library in My HealtheVet to learn more about a specific health condition or information about Family Health History. The Medical Library has in-depth information about medical conditions.
Contact your VA health care team if you have any questions related to your care or your Family Health History: Self-entered information.
You can contact My HealtheVet about technical problems you may have with the Family Health History: Self-entered feature. Simply complete the Contact Us form to send a message to the My HealtheVet Help Desk.