Managing Your Health with myMedStar

We know how challenging it can be to keep track of your health records and appointments. That’s why we developed myMedStar—a free, secure patient portal where you can keep track of your health information 24/7.

“Many patients, especially those with complex medical histories, have found myMedStar to be an invaluable tool for helping to take charge of their health,” says Mimi Novello, MD, MBA, FACEP, vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

“Because the portal is fully integrated with our electronic medical record system, patient information is available in real time, within one system. That means only one myMedStar account is needed to communicate with all participating facilities,” she notes.

With myMedStar, you can:

  • View and manage appointments
  • Review test results
  • Communicate with your provider
  • Renew prescriptions
  • Access health records
  • And much more!

“In addition, we continue to enhance the portal through the addition of many of the health management resources that are now available,” Dr. Novello explains. “For example, we now offer the ability for you to securely connect some apps, such as fitness trackers, dietary trackers, and more, to your health record.”

Plus, it’s easy to enroll. When you register at one of our hospitals or physician offices, our associates will ask for your email address. If you provide your email address an invitation will be sent to you. Follow the link in the email to enroll. Or, you can self-enroll by going to myMedStar.org. Click "Enroll in myMedStar".

All portal enrollments require your unique MedStar Health patient ID. Your patient ID can be found on page one of the visit or discharge summary you received during your last visit. If you are unable to locate it, please ask an associate or click the link at myMedStar.org to submit a secure request. Your patient ID will be sent to you within one business day.

Self-enrollment is available for MedStar Health patients who are age 18 or older. Parents and guardians must request access to the accounts of individuals they care for on-site from one of our associates.

“To protect the privacy and confidentiality of any personal information that is transmitted, the myMedStar patient portal uses highly secure encryption technology,” adds Dr. Novello. “This ensures that messages cannot be intercepted, deleted, copied, or altered in any way.”

Featured in the Summer 2018 Issue of Discover