We’ve compiled a list of the questions most commonly asked by our patients and published them, along with our answers, below. Please select the category that best fits your question. If further assistance is required, contact
The following hospitals are participating in myMedStar:
For MedStar St. Mary’s, visit the MyCare link
No, myMedStar is free to all MedStar patients.
Patients 18 years of age and older who have been seen at a participating MedStar Health facility/office are eligible to enroll in the myMedStar patient portal. In addition, patients age 13-17 who have written parental consent (forms must be submitted in person) and emancipated minors can be granted access to the patient portal.
MedStar Health is dedicated to helping improve your overall health care experience by providing convenient, streamlined resources to help you better manage your health. We now offer the ability for you to securely connect some of the health management apps you may use (i.e. fitness trackers, dietary trackers, etc.) to your health record. Email us at [email protected] if you are interested.
Once we receive your request, MedStar Health will work with the appropriate vendors to determine if they meet the technical requirements in order to establish a secure connection.
We certainly hope you find myMedStar helpful and will continue your membership. However, if you wish to cancel your membership, send an email to [email protected] and advise us that you wish to cancel your membership. Or call myMedStar support toll-free at 877-745-5656 anytime, 24/7.
Proxy access allows a person other than the patient to have access to and make requests on behalf of another patient. Forms to request proxy access are available at your physician’s office and must be completed in person.
For security and confidentiality, the system does track who is accessing the portal accounts. Individuals should apply for proxy access rather than sharing IDs and passwords.
You may not inquire about a family member from your own myMedStar account unless you have requested and been granted proxy access for the family member. Proxy access is access by a personal representative (parent, guardian, spouse, son, daughter, etc.) to another patient’s account. Proxy access must be requested and applied for in person at the physician’s office.
Parents/legal guardians, husbands/wives, personal representatives, etc. may request “proxy access” to the medical records of their child, spouse, parent, etc. Proxy access must be requested and applied for in person.
For regulatory, privacy and safety reasons, a majority of the medical information for patients age 13-17 will be blocked from view. However, proxies will still have access to immunization records and may make requests on behalf of a minor patient.
Each patient should have their own portal account. However, with permission, spouses may obtain proxy access to each other’s accounts.
Yes, with parental permission, children ages 13-17 may be granted access to myMedStar. Access must be requested and applied for in person. In addition, emancipated minors with proper documented authorization may have access.
Option 1: E-mail Invitation.
Option 2: Self Enrollment
There is a link provided for lost passwords. The options will require you to provide an additional security answer in order to recover your password. If you have questions or need assistance creating or accessing your account, please contact myMedStar support toll free at 877-745-5656.
You may send secure email messages to any of the MedStar physicians that you have an ongoing relationship with, such as your primary care physician or a specialist. However, you cannot email a physician who may have treated you in the Emergency Department or a hospitalist physician who may have overseen your general care during a hospital stay.
You will receive a notice at the regular email address that you provided during registration. That notice will have a link to your secure message which you can click on to sign into myMedStar and read your message.
Once you successfully enroll in myMedStar, you will be able to send a message to your doctor to request, reschedule and cancel appointments, request physician referrals, renew prescriptions, request medical records, or ask a general question. The myMedStar patient portal should not be used for urgent situations. Please dial 911 if it is an emergency.
For most requests, you should hear back from your physician’s office within one business day. Exceptions may be lab or medical tests, which may take up to three days. If you have not gotten a response from your participating physician’s office within two business days, phone your physician’s office. The myMedStar patient portal should not be used for urgent situations. Please dial 911 if it is an emergency.
Only you, your doctor, and your doctor’s authorized staff can view your myMedStar messages. Members of your doctor’s staff, such as a nurse or receptionist, may be qualified to respond, or prepare responses, just as they would during an office visit or telephone call. Messages are never stored anywhere but on the secure myMedStar server, and they cannot be read enroute, deleted, copied, or altered in any way.
Please note: If another person (mother/father, husband/wife) has proxy access to your account they may be able to see messages sent to/from your physician.
From the Patient Information section of the patient portal you may update and submit a request for changes. This request will need to be directed to your provider’s office.
*Please note: Your information will not be automatically updated. Kindly allow 5-7 days for updates to be processed.
You can either contact your healthcare provider’s office directly by phone or by using the Request a Change to my Medical Record form found in the Electronic Forms section of the portal.
Once you successfully log into myMedStar, select the ellipsis (…) in the bottom left hand corner, select Account, and then Update account settings. From there you can update Account Overview, Personal Information, Password, Security Questions, Email Address, and Mobile Phone.
Once you successfully log into myMedstar, select Health Record and then Visit Summaries. Click the “Download” button next to the Visit Care or Clinical Summary that you wish to download and choose the format for the file.
Once you successfully log into myMedStar, select Health Record and then Visit Summaries. Click the “Send” button next to the Visit Care, Clinical Summary or Transition of Care document that you wish to send. You will need your providers direct email address to send information via your portal account. This is not the doctor’s regular email address. You will have to ask the receiving doctor for their “secure DIRECT protocol email address.”
Please contact our dedicated support line at 1-877-745-5656, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If this is a medical emergency, dial 911.
If you are seeking advice or need to speak to your physician, contact your physician’s office directly.
All lab, radiology, and pathology reports.
If there are additional results that you are unable to find, you may request them using the Send a Message feature.
Visit Care Summaries will be available within 24 hours of your visit or discharge.