Starting January 19, Ohioans 80 years and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a huge milestone in our COVID-19 journey, and we’re very excited to get started! To make sure all eligible individuals that would like to receive the vaccine are prepared, we have put together this step-by-step guide to scheduling a vaccination through OhioHealth’s MyChart. Whether you’re looking to schedule the vaccine for yourself, or you’re a healthcare proxy in need of assistance, this guide will provide clear instructions so you can be ready to receive the first dose.
What is MyChart?
MyChart is a secure, online medical portal that offers patients the ability to…
- Schedule medical appointments.
- View test results.
- Request prescription renewals.
- Communicate with their medical care team.
- View their medical records and health summary.
- Access health information resources.
MyChart is a free service offered to all of our OhioHealth patients. Vaccine appointments must be scheduled through MyChart. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
What is a healthcare proxy?
A healthcare proxy is a legal document that allows you to designate someone to make healthcare decisions on your behalf. This is an option for patients that are incapable, whether temporarily or permanently, of making their own healthcare decisions. If a patient with a healthcare proxy regains the ability to make choices regarding their health, the proxy can no longer make decisions for them.
As a healthcare proxy, it’s important to be aware of your loved one’s…
- Thoughts on healthcare institutions, their health, sickness and death.
- Religious beliefs.
- Medical treatment preferences.
Having this knowledge allows you to honor your loved one’s wishes and beliefs when it comes to medical decisions.
Having a healthcare proxy is not a prerequisite to getting the COVID-19 vaccine. It is just an option for individuals that need additional help.
How can I become a healthcare proxy for my loved one?
If you have your own MyChart app, you can help your loved one share their account access with you.
Step 1: From the menu of your loved one’s account, select Share my record > friends and family access > invite someone.
Step 2: Fill out the requested information, agree to the terms and conditions and then select send invite.
Step 3: You have 24 hours to log in to your own MyChart account to accept the invitation. Now you can help schedule and manage your loved one’s care!
If you’d like to fill out a physical form, click here to print forms regarding becoming a proxy and gaining access to the medical records of your loved one. These forms will either need to be mailed in or brought to your physician’s office.
How to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through MyChart
When you’re eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you will get an email from OhioHealth MyChart with the subject line: New order to schedule in MyChart.
Step 1: Sign into MyChart and select the notification to schedule your first SARS COVID-19 dose.
Step 2: You will then be prompted to choose your preferred location, date and time, as well as verify your personal information and insurance.
Step 3: Click or tap schedule, then you’re good to go!
I don’t have MyChart…how do I sign up?
Sign up for MyChart using a browser
On a web browser? You can enroll today on OhioHealth’s MyChart page.
Sign up for MyChart using the smartphone or tablet app
Step 1: If you’re using your smartphone or tablet now, go ahead and click to download the OhioHealth app.
Step 2: Once downloaded, open up the app, then select “create an account”
Step 3: Then tap “sign up online” under “no activation code?”
Step 4: Enter your information, create your unique username and password. Now you have officially signed up for MyChart!
I’m still a little confused. Is there anyone I can contact for help?
Yes! You can…
If you are not an OhioHealth patient or can’t schedule online, call (614) 533.6999. Associates are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m to help you schedule.
- Email us at MyChartSupport@OhioHealth.com
- Call our MyChart Patient Support Line at 1-614-533-MyChart (6924) or 1-844-OHMyChart (646-9242)
- Check out MyChart’s FAQ page
If you think you may have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, call your primary care doctor or the Ohio Department of Health call center. The call center is now open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to answer your COVID-19 questions, and can be reached at 1 (833) 4-ASK-ODH (1 (833) 427-5634).
The information in this article was updated on January 14, 2021. For the latest information concerning…
- Ohio’s vaccination plan, visit the Ohio Depart of Health website.
- COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website.
- The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, visit Pfizer’s website.
- The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, visit Moderna’s website.