Monday, January 20, 2014

eChart: Putting the Power of Your Health Information in Your Hands

 If you have a computer and know how to use it, there's a good chance you use it to research topics you are interested in, communicate, and pay bills. Fauquier Hospital's eChart electronic medical records system allows you to do all that and more.

The Fauquier Hospital eChart is a free, secure, private web portal that allows you to access your hospital health information online. Once you create an account with Fauquier Hospital eChart, you can:

  • Update your personal health information.
  • Check your visit history, as well as review and manage your upcoming appointments.
  • Update your insurance information and medications.
  • Pay bills electronically.
  • Get directions and contact information, and confirm which doctor you will be seeing.
  • Track your dependent’s information.
  • Securely share information you choose with care providers or family members.
  • Archive your health record offline and save to a convenient PDF file.
  • You may have the option of providing an exchange of information with your doctor’s electronic medical records system. (Not all doctors’ systems are compatible.)

To get started, you can go to and check what type of access you would like to request. You may request access as a patient; as a parent of a child under 10 years old; as a parent of a child 10-17 (Virginia law has separate rules for access, depending on the age of the child); or as the legal guardian of another patient. Married couples must create separate accounts for each person.

Upon your request, you will receive a one-time access code so that you may create an account. The website will walk you through the process. An extensive frequently asked questions section is located at

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