Kids don’t operate only 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and their health care shouldn’t either.
MyChart makes it easy for you and your family to manage your children’s prescriptions and other healthcare needs – after hours and on-the-go the information you need is at your fingertips.
There’s no need to wait for your doctor’s office to open to ask about side effects, pull up a list of your child’s current medications or request a new prescription.
“You can request a renewal right then and there when you realize your child is out of one of his medications, no matter what time it is,” said Kelley Conrad, Ambulatory and MyChart specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital. “Families no longer have to wait to give that message to someone.”
She offers 3 ways you can more easily manage your family’s medications using MyChart.
- Request prescription renewals (when no more refills are remaining)
- Message your provider with questions about medications, including side effects or drug interferences
- Keep one record of all your children’s current medications, dosage requirements and drug information
Get started: Managing Medications
Log into MyChart and under My Medical Record, select Medications. Here you will have a complete list of all your child’s current medications.
“This is helpful if you have to take your child to an emergency room or urgent care outside of Akron Children’s, like if you’re on vacation for instance,” said Conrad. “You don’t have to worry about taking a paper copy with you. All your child’s medications and dosage information is right in the palm of your hands.”
To request a prescription renewal, click on Request a Renewal next to each medication listed. Then, select the medication you need renewed and hit Continue. Choose your pharmacy and hit Submit Request.
“MyChart includes the medication and dosage information so you don’t have to remember that when requesting renewals,” said Conrad. “It’s already in your file.”
In addition, you can click on About this Medication for each prescription listed to get specific drug details, such as side effects, how to take it, storing and disposing of it, and what to do in case of an overdose.
If you have further questions about the medication, you can message your provider right in MyChart. Your provider will respond within 3 days and the messages are saved in your permanent medical record.
Questions about MyChart? Call 330.543.4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proxy of patients over 12 won’t be able to view the medications or have the ability to renew them. However, a proxy can request renewals by messaging the child’s provider.