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OVERVIEW: MyChart is an internet-based service that allows UW Health patients, Unity members or other authorized users to access certain personal medical information and clinic services, and health insurance information online. MyChart is available through a secure internet connection at www.uwhealthmychart.org or www.unitymychart.com. This is a voluntary service, offered as a convenience and courtesy by UW Health to patients and Unity to members.
ELIGIBILITY: You may request an account if you are age 18 or older.
DEACTIVATION: Participation in MyChart is voluntary. Users may request deactivation of an account by contacting UW Health Customer Service or Unity Customer Service. UW Health and Unity reserve the right to deactivate or prevent a userís access to any or all MyChart features at any time for any reason.
PROTECTING LOGIN INFORMATION: Users will receive an activation code when they request a MyChart account. The code may be given to the user in person or mailed to the address on file. The activation code is used to gain first-time access, at which time a permanent ID and password are created by the user. It is extremely important that users keep the activation code, ID, and password confidential. Anyone with access to this information will be able to access the userís MyChart account.
NON-EMERGENCY ONLY: MyChart services should never be used for emergencies or urgent needs. Users experiencing a life threatening emergency should call 911. Users with urgent needs should call their primary care clinic for assistance.
RECEIVING INFORMATION ONLINE: Once a user activates a MyChart account, they will begin to receive information online.
UW Health Information
MyChart becomes the primary method to receive messages from UW Health and UW Health providers who actively use MyChart. In some cases, this information will be delivered only through MyChart, and not by US mail. This may include but is not limited to: laboratory results, appointment reminders, billing statements, and reminders for routine health maintenance. When patients receive care from a provider who is not actively using MyChart, information from that provider will be communicated through other means (telephone, US mail).
MyChart becomes an available option for accessing information online. Members may opt-in or opt-out of receiving Unity information through MyChart preferences. This information may include but is not limited to: explanation of benefits, premium invoices and response to Customer Service inquiries.
SECURE MESSAGING: MyChart allows users to send and receive secure electronic messages with Unity Customer Service and UW Health clinic staff and providers who are active with MyChart. Messages regarding medical issues will usually become part of the patientís permanent medical record, and will be available to those who participate in the patientís care and treatment in the future.
MESSAGE RESPONSE TIME: The timeline for a response to your message varies from same day to two business days based on the subject of your message. Typical response times are posted within MyChart with each type of message. MyChart services should never be used for emergencies or urgent needs. Delays may occur based upon message volume, availability of staff, complexity of messages, or technology disruptions. Therefore, response to messages in the time posted cannot be guaranteed.
WEBSITE CHANGES AND AVAILABILITY: MyChart may be revised, changed or updated periodically. MyChart may not always be available due to system maintenance, backups or failures.