OSF MyChart Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  • What is OSF OnCall?

    OSF OnCall is a virtual urgent care clinic that allows patients to access a provider anytime of the day or night, using a smartphone, computer or tablet. Providers can diagnose and treat a number of minor illnesses and even prescribe medication, if appropriate. Learn more at www.osfoncall.org


Enrollment Questions

  • What is OSF MyChart?

    OSF MyChart offers patients personalized and secure on-line access to portions of their medical records. It enables you to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive information about your health. With OSF MyChart, you can use the Internet to:

    • Request medical appointments.
    • View your health summary from the OSF MyChart electronic health record.
    • View test results.
    • Request prescription renewals.
    • Access trusted health information resources.
    • Communicate electronically and securely with your medical care team.
    • Pay your medical bill.
  • Is there a fee to use OSF MyChart?

    OSF MyChart is a free service offered to our patients.

  • How do I sign up?

    Patients who wish to sign up for an OSF MyChart account can sign up online by clicking on the "Sign Up Now" button. If you sign up online a code will be emailed to you. This code will enable you to login and create your own user ID and password. Patients can also get an OSF MyChart activation code from their doctor's office or after a hospital visit. If you already have an activation code, you can click on the "Activate My Account" button to complete the registration process.

  • Is OSF MyChart offered in all OSF HealthCare facilities?

    Yes, OSF MyChart is available in all OSF HealthCare facilities.

  • Who do I contact if I have further questions?

    You may call our OSF MyChart Call Center at 855-OSF-HEALTH (855-673-4325).


Your Medical Record

  • When can I see my test results in OSF MyChart?

    Your test results are released to your OSF MyChart account after your physician has received them. This is generally within 3 days. Please note, some tests require more than 3 days to complete.

  • Why are certain test results not shared electronically via OSF MyChart?

    Your provider is able to determine which types of test results are able to be accessed through OSF MyChart. Further, tests of a very sensitive nature are not released to OSF MyChart.

  • If some of my health information on OSF MyChart is not correct, what should I do?

    Your OSF MyChart information comes directly from your electronic medical record at your doctor's office. Ask your doctor to correct any inaccurate information at your next office visit. Your health information is reviewed and updated in your electronic medical record each visit.

  • If I send a message to my doctor, when can I expect a reply?

    You will generally receive an answer by the end of the next business day. OSF MyChart is NOT to be used for urgent needs. For medical emergencies, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

  • Can I download a copy of my medical record?

    Yes. You can download a portable copy of portions of your medical record that includes allergies, medications, current health issues, test results, and immunizations. This is called your Lucy record. You can download your Lucy record to a USB drive and take it with you to share with your other healthcare providers. Once you log in to MyChart with your username and password, this feature is available under the "Health" menu option, then select "Document Center".

  • Can I make changes to my Allergy or Medication list?

    Yes, you can make changes to both your Allergy and Medication list. These lists are found in the "Health" menu option of your OSF MyChart account. If you want to remove a medication or allergy, click on the Remove button found to the right of the item you wish to delete. If you want to add an allergy or medication, click on the plus button at the bottom of the list. Your doctor's office will review your request before making the change.

  • Can I view my hospital visit information?

    Yes. After you are discharged, or upon completion of your visit, you will be able to view some information from your hospital visit including lab results and your discharge instructions.

  • Can I view my upcoming tests and procedures?

    Yes, you can view your upcoming tests and procedures by clicking on "Visits." Then, click on "Upcoming Tests and Procedures", where you'll be able to view all of your lab and procedure orders along with the expected date, expiration date, order comments and number of tests remaining - if applicable.


OSF MyChart For My Family

  • Can I view a family member's health record in OSF MyChart?

    Yes you can. This is called proxy access and allows a parent (or guardian) to log into their personal OSF MyChart account and connect to information regarding their family member. Child proxy access is available, as well as adult-to-adult proxy access.

    Once you log in, please visit the Request Family Access page under Messaging for more information. This option is only available under your account and not when viewing as a proxy.

  • Can I ask questions regarding a family member from my OSF MyChart account?

    OSF MyChart offers direct access to your personal health record and communicating about another individual's information would be placed in your health record. This information would not appear in the correct health record and could potentially jeopardize medical care.

  • Can my spouse and I share one OSF MyChart account?

    No, due to the sensitive nature of medical information, each adult must sign and submit a Release of Information request and establish their own OSF MyChart account.


After I Have Enrolled

  • I forgot my password. What should I do?

    You may contact our OSF MyChart Call Center at 855-OSF-HEALTH (855-673-4325) to request a new, secure password. You may also click the "Forgot password" link on the sign-in page to reset your password online.

  • Can you send me a new access code as I have lost it, let it expire or did not receive it?

    You may call our OSF MyChart Call Center at 855-OSF-HEALTH (855-673-4325). After we verify your information we will email you a new code.

  • Where can I update my personal information (e.g., home address, e-mail or change my password)?

    Log into OSF MyChart and from the top menu, you can access this by going to the "Profile" menu option, then select "Personal Information".

  • How do I sign up for email or text message notifications to let me know when I have new information in OSF MyChart?

    Click on "Profile" then "Notifications". Here, you can choose to receive text message alerts in addition to email alerts. You may update your email address and/or mobile number when needed.


Technical Questions

  • How is OSF MyChart secure?

    We take great care to ensure your health information is kept private and secure. Access to information is controlled through secure access codes, personal ID's, and passwords. Each person controls their password, and the account cannot be accessed without that password. Futher, OSF MyChart uses the latest in industry-standard 128-bit SSL encryption technology with no caching to automatically encrypt your session with OSF MyChart. Unlike conventional e-mail, all OSF MyChart messaging is done while you are securely logged on to our website.

  • What is your privacy policy?

    OSF MyChart is owned and operated by OSF MyChart and is fully compliant with federal and state laws pertaining to your privacy. Your name and e-mail address will be treated with the same care and privacy given your health records and will never be sold or leased by OSF MyChart.

  • I was logged out of OSF MyChart, what happened?

    We aim to protect your privacy and security of your information. While logged into OSF MyChart, if your keyboard remains idle for 15 minutes or more, you will be automatically logged out of OSF MyChart. We recommend that you log out of your OSF MyChart session if you need to leave your computer for even a short period of time.

  • What do I need to use OSF MyChart?

    You need access to a computer connected to the Internet and an up-to-date browser (such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer). For mobile devices (tablets or phones), we recommend using our free app, which is available for both iOS and Android.

  • My access code does not work, what should I do?

    If your OSF MyChart access code is not working, please call our OSF MyChart Call Center at 855-OSF-HEALTH (855-673-4325) and someone will help you.

  • Is my access code my user ID?

    No, your access code is not your OSF MyChart ID or password. You will use this code only once to log into OSF MyChart for the first time. (The code will expire after you have used it or after 45 days). When you log into OSF MyChart the first time, you will then be asked to create your own unique OSF MyChart ID and password.