Allina Health account frequently asked questions

How does MyChart fit in to the Allina Health account?

MyChart is the online tool that gives you access to select information in your health record, such as viewing test results, scheduling appointments and sending emails to your care team. The Allina Health account combines MyChart records with other features and functions that make it easier to manage your care quickly and easily. Learn more about the benefits of having an Allina Health account.

If you already have a MyChart account with Allina Health, you will need to complete a one-time upgrade to an Allina Health account in order to continue accessing your health record online. Upgrade now. It only takes a couple minutes, and we'll walk you through it online.

After the one-time upgrade to an Allina Health account, you can access your health record and that of anyone you have proxy access to, by signing in on allinahealth.org or the Allina Health account mobile app.

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Enrollment

Anyone who is at least 13 years old can sign up for an Allina Health account.

Yes, anyone who is at least 13 years old can sign up for an Allina Health account and gain electronic access to portions of their health record. Learn more about teen access to their electronic health record.

  • Online: Activate your account online by going to account.allinahealth.org and choose create an account.
  • In person: Ask a representative to sign you up at your next clinic or hospital visit.
  • Fax or mail (for proxy access only): Complete the child proxy or adult proxy form to request access to a child's or another adult's health record.

Technical assistance

Call 1-866-301-6698, seven days a week, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Your user name must:

  • be between five and 24 characters
  • contain only letters and numbers (no symbols)

Your password must:

  • be at least 10 characters
  • contain at least one uppercase letter
  • contain one lowercase letter
  • contain one number or symbol
  • be different than your username

Yes. There are two ways you can access the health record information in your account.

  • Use the web browser on your mobile device to go to allinahealth.org and sign in under My Account.
  • Download the Allina Health account mobile app for phones, tablets and watches, to view information found in your interactive health record. Get the app on Apple or Android

The mobile app offers most of the information and features from the Allina Health account, including:

  • test results
  • message your care team
  • online appointment scheduling
  • appointment details and itinerary
  • medications
  • prescription refill requests
  • health reminders
  • health summary, including immunizations and allergies
  • billing summary

You will need to use the browser version of the account to use all features, including requesting health records and accessing information recorded as part of the wellness tools (health score and health care directive).

Security

Yes. Your account is protected by 32 bit encryption, which means your health information is safe and protected. Access is permitted only to authorized users who have been verified through the activation process.

If the message is from Allina Health with one of these addresses, it is a legitimate communication about your Allina Health account or your health:

  • account.support@allina.com
  • health.account@allina.com
  • connect@surveynrc.com
  • donotreply@mychartweb.com

To ensure you receive Allina Health emails, please add these addresses to your address book, contact list or safe senders list.

Proxy access: Access to another person's health record

Proxy access allows you to share your health record or gain access to another person's health record through your Allina Health account. Proxy access is helpful if you manage the care of a child or another adult. When you request proxy access to a child's or adult's interactive health record, you'll be able to access many of the same online features you do with your own account.

There are different types of proxy access available:

  • Proxy access for children (0 – 12 years old) is designed to help you manage your child’s health care needs. As proxy, you will have full access to the information in the child’s health record.
  • Proxy access for teens (13 – 17 years old) provides limited access to the teen’s health record. As proxy, you will not have access to information about confidential medical services, including pregnancy or reproductive counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, sexually transmitted disease and hepatitis B.
  • Proxy access for adults (18 years and older) enables you to access an adult’s health record, such as a spouse or parent. As proxy, you will have full access to the information in the adult’s record.

To request access to another adult's health record, complete the adult proxy form and submit using the address or fax number shown on the form.

Proxy access for an adult's interactive health record must be renewed every five years, as required by Minnesota state law.

Yes. To revoke access, take these steps:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Click on Health record (MyChart) from the account links.
  3. Go to Resources, then click on Personalize.
  4. Under Who can view my record, select the person.
  5. Click Revoke access.

There are two ways to request access to a child's interactive health record:

  1. Complete the child proxy form and submit using the address or fax number shown on the form. A form needs to be completed for each person requesting access. For example, if both parents want access to their child's or children's health record, each parent must complete the child proxy form.
  2. If you already have an Allina Health account with access to your interactive health record, you can submit the request online:
    • Sign in to your account.
    • Click on Add someone (proxy).

If you are a court appointed legal guardian, you will also need to send a copy of the court order that grants you legal guardian access to the patient's health record.

Parents and guardians have full access to a child's interactive health record through age 12.

On the child's 13th birthday, health record access will automatically be limited to:

  • scheduling appointments on the teen's behalf
  • viewing and printing immunization records, allergies and growth charts
  • messaging the teen's care team
  • receiving health topic alerts

On the child's 18th birthday, you will no longer be able to access the child's health record.

Appointments

You can schedule most primary care clinic appointments online with your Allina Health account, whether or not you have seen the provider before (you will be asked this when scheduling). 

If you are having difficulty scheduling appointments with multiple providers or for multiple people (such as two or more children), please call your clinic directly.

Yes, you can schedule an appointment for someone if you have received proxy access to that person's health record.

If you do not have proxy access, you can use the Get care button in the header of this page to schedule an office visit, well-child exam or adult physical on behalf of another person, without an Allina Health account.

You can cancel most appointments online. To cancel an appointment, sign into your account, scroll to find the appointment section and click cancel appointment on the appropriate appointment.

Communication preferences

As an Allina Health patient, you can receive communication via text messages, phone, voicemail, email or postal mail. We record your communication preferences when you sign or decline the Communication Preferences Consent form as you check in for an appointment. If you sign the form, all communication preferences are included unless you request preference changes.

Messages may include but are not limited to:

  • appointment reminders
  • health reminders
  • prescription notifications
  • pre-registration instructions
  • post-hospital care instructions
  • billing and payment follow-up (including third-party collections)
  • patient experience surveys

You can update your contact information under the account settings.

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Click on Settings,
    • Under the "Personal Information" tab, you can change your email address. You can also click on the Change personal info link at the bottom of that section to edit your:
      • street address and phone numbers
      • details about yourself, including your marital status and gender identity, and
      • emergency contacts
    • Starting August 17, 2021, you will be asked to sign a communication preference consent. After signing this consent, you will have the ability to update how you get communications (email, text, phone call, or mail) by going to the "Communications" tab, then clicking on the Change communication preferences for my heath record link.

If you’re at an Allina Health facility, you also have the option to ask the scheduling or registration staff to change your communication preferences.

Still having difficulties? Call 1-866-301-6698.

We’ll send an email when there is new information about your health in your account. If you are not receiving emails, there are a few likely reasons: we do not have your current email address, your communication preferences within your account are not updated, or your email account is placing our emails into your spam or junk folder.

To confirm that we have your current email address:

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. In the Personal Information section, verify the email address on file.

To make sure emails from health.account@allina.com and account.support@allina.com are not being sent to junk mail, check the settings in your email account.

To check your communication preferences:

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on the Communications tab.
  4. Click the link “Change communication preferences for my health record.”
  5. Update as you desire.

Text notifications are available for some communications about your health. You must sign up for text notifications.

To verify you have signed up for text notifications:

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. In the Communications Preferences section, choose Change communication preferences for my heath record to add or remove text alerts.

Health information

When you come to Allina Health for a clinic appointment, your provider makes a record of the visit in your health record. This is viewable in your Allina Health account as a visit summary and note:

  • Visit summary includes your care plan, medication changes and any follow-up instructions.
  • Notes include information that you share during the visit as well as your provider's thoughts about your diagnosis and treatment.

Sharing this information helps you make sure that you and your health care team are always on the same page. It also allows you to review what was discussed and your treatment plan, including changes in your medication, testing, appointments or any referrals needed.

Allina Health patients can see visit summaries and notes from their clinic visits with primary care, specialty care and mental health providers.

Notes from visits more than three years in the past will not be available in your account.

To read detailed visit notes and follow-up instructions:

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Click on Health record (MyChart) from the account links menu.
  3. Click on Appointments and visits.
  4. Scroll to view past visits and click Visit summaries and notes on the visit date you’d like to view or choose view all to see more visit dates.

All patients have the right to request their full medical record, including provider's notes. To request a copy of your record using your Allina Health account:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Click on Health record (MyChart) from the account links menu.
  3. Click on Resources.
  4. Click on Request health record.
  5. Choose the Allina Health form that best fits your request.

If you do not understand the health information in your account, you can:

  • call your clinic for clarification
  • send a secure medical message to your provider
  • discuss your questions with your provider during your next clinic visit

Contact your provider to discuss your concern or ask your provider to update the information during your next visit.

Lab results for most tests are released immediately upon availability within your account. There is potential that you will review your results before your provider has had a chance to review. Your provider will connect with you once they’ve had the opportunity to review results. No additional communication is needed to notify your provider and you will be notified when your provider adds comments that will help you better understand the results.

The test results page typically shows only test results done at clinic locations. You may need to click the button Show Hospital Results to see all test results

You can request prescription refills for medications listed in your health record at any Allina Health Pharmacy.

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Scroll to the Medications section.
  3. Click on Refill prescription.
  4. Click the Request refill button.
  5. Select the medication(s) you'd like to refill and click next.
  6. Complete the requested information about delivery and pharmacy.

Refills are generally available within 24 hours. If you need it sooner, please call the pharmacy.

If the prescription does not have a green Request a refill button, you are not able to refill this prescription online. If you have no refills remaining, the green Request a refill button will not appear and you will need to contact your doctor's office for a prescription renewal, which may take up to three business days.

You can request prescription refills for medications listed in your interactive health record at any Allina Health Pharmacy.

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Scroll to the Medications section.
  3. Click on Refill prescription.
  4. Click the Request refill button.
  5. Select the medication(s) you'd like to refill and click next.
  6. Complete the requested information and choose deliver by mail.

If the prescription does not have a green Request a refill button, you will not be able to refill this prescription online. If you have no refills remaining, the green Request a refill button will not appear and you will need to contact your doctor's office for a prescription renewal, which may take up to three business days.

Your Allina Health account includes customizable tools and resources to support healthy living. These include quizzes to determine how well you’re meeting your health goals and much more.

The information you record and track using these wellness tools is viewable by only you. The information does not become part of your health record and is not viewable by your provider, clinic or hospital.

Sign in to your account, select the Health care directive icon, choose your state and begin in the Inventory tab. Complete the sections that are important to you. (The sections within My health care directive are needed for a complete directive.) Your progress will be saved if you do not finish the directive at one time.

After you've completed the health care directive electronically, select the Finalize tab. You will need to:

  1. Print your health care directive.
  2. Sign it in front of two witnesses (for Minnesota or Wisconsin) or a notary (Minnesota only). This makes your health care directive valid.
  3. Make copies for your health care agent(s), health care provider(s) and members of your care circle. You may also scan and upload it in to your Allina Health account so you can share the electronic link with anyone you choose.
  4. Bring a copy of your directive to your clinic to be scanned into your health record.
  5. Keep your original.

Sharing health data

With your permission, the Allina Health account can connect to your Apple Health or Google Fit account to receive health information and share it with your health care providers. The first step, if you want to share your app’s data, is for a provider to send you a message in your Allina Health account, inviting you to sign-up. If you accept this invitation, your Allina Health account will link to your personal smart devices through Google Fit or Apple Health and then automatically connect your personal health information with your medical record. If you don't have a smart device, you also have the option to manually enter your personal health information and connect it with your medical record.

Some of the items apps track over time that could be helpful for your provider to review include weight, blood pressure, blood glucose levels and steps walked. Your provider won’t monitor or review this data in real time, but they will be able to review it during your visits and use it to help guide decisions about your health.

Many health apps can access health record data at certain health systems, such as Allina Health, that use Epic as their electronic health record system.

After downloading a third-party app, complete enrollment in that app, then follow the steps in the app to add a health care provider data source and select Allina Health. View the detailed instructions for more information.

By connecting the app, you will be granting access to your private health data. We encourage you to carefully evaluate which apps you use.

If you have questions about an app that uses your health record data, please contact the developer of the app. You can find the developer's support information on their listing in the Apple AppStore or on Google Play.

You can review and revoke existing authorizations:

  • Sign in to your account.
  • Click on health record (MyChart) from the account links menu.
  • Under Resources click on Linked Apps and Devices.

Outside Access Requests to Allina Health/Excellian USCDI API’s

For information on how to access the URL for the Allina Health USCDI API information please visit Epic’s website.

If you need access to API’s outside of the USCDI framework please contact the Allina Health business unit you are engaging with or email Allina Health Systems Integration team at AllinaAPIRequest@allina.com