Nine reasons to use MyChart

Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

In the age of digital convenience, efficient appointment scheduling and easy access to electronic health records (EHR) have become paramount. Healthcare providers have begun offering free, secure websites and apps, like MyChart, giving you direct online access to your electronic health record (EHR) while making healthcare management a breeze!

Key benefits of MyChart

Explore some of the key benefits of using MyChart to manage your healthcare journey.

  1. Simplified Appointment Scheduling
    When it comes to scheduling appointments, MyChart simplifies the appointment booking process, making it a hassle-free experience. Whether you need a routine check-up or a specialized consultation, MyChart empowers you to schedule your appointments, review past appointments and even schedule a virtual visit or e-visit with ease in the MyChart app or website, eliminating the need for lengthy phone calls or some in-person visits.
  2. Appointment Reminders
    Gone are the days when the only reminder you receive regarding your appointment is the appointment card stuck to your fridge. Patients with scheduled appointments will receive a confirmation outreach before their scheduled appointment. This text, call or e-mail (depending on your choice of communication) will ask questions so you can confirm, cancel or request to reschedule your appointment(s).
  3. Efficiency in Appointment Scheduling & Check-in
    MyChart allows you to request appointments at your convenience, reducing wait times and ensuring prompt access to medical care at Northeast Georgia Health System. The convenience of electronic appointment scheduling ensures that you can secure the care you need precisely when you need it. If an upcoming appointment is eligible for eCheck-in, you can use it to save time by completing tasks before you arrive, such as:
    • Paying visit copays, pre-payments and balance payments
    • Verifying or updating insurance, demographics, medications, allergies, current health issues and guarantor information
    • Answering appointment-related questionnaires
  4. Request Medication Refills
    You can skip the phone call and request that your medication be refilled online. You can also receive reminders to refill your medication and get updates on the progress of a current medication being filled.
  5. Access family records
    If you manage your child’s or aging parent’s records, you know having easy access to their EHR is important. Now, with MyChart, you can access everyone’s record and schedule appointments in one place!
  6. Contact your provider
    MyChart provides even more convenience with direct messaging capabilities. If you have a simple question that doesn’t require an appointment, you can send a secure message in MyChart to your provider’s medical care team.
  7. Get test and lab results
    View test results sooner – no more waiting for a call or letter; get your test results and read your doctor’s comments online in the MyChart app or website.
  8. Stay up to date on screenings
    Can’t remember when you had your last mammogram or your A1c checked? It’s documented for you in MyChart! With easy access to your complete health record, from appointment history to lab results, you can ensure you stay up to date on your routine screenings and labs!
  9. Easily pay bills
    Pay your bill securely – review your Northeast Georgia Health System bill and send secure payments online.

Sign up for MyChart today

With simplified appointment scheduling, appointment reminders tailored to your preferences, and the ability to easily request medication refills, MyChart puts you in control of your healthcare journey.

It goes beyond the individual, allowing you to access your family’s records and stay connected with your medical care team through direct messaging. Plus, the rapid access to test results and the ability to stay up to date on essential screenings make it an indispensable tool for maintaining your health. And when it’s time to settle your bills, MyChart ensures a secure and hassle-free payment process.

Take control of your health and sign up for MyChart today!