Are you waiting for lab results? Or need to schedule an appointment with your doctor? Maybe you’d like to pay your bill online instead of going to the post office? Scripps helps to connect you with your health care with the recently expanded MyScripps app. With the app, you can get your health information anytime anywhere and take advantage of the many features in the secure and private patient portal available for Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Center patients.
New features were recently added to MyScripps, including a symptom checker, E-Visits and video visits with a provider to address the most common minor illnesses and ailments.
Whether you have an iPhone or Android device, downloading the app is simple and easy. Search “myscripps” in your device’s app store, select MyScripps from the list and download. Once downloaded, you can set up your login and begin connecting with your health care at Scripps.
“MyScripps makes it possible for you to manage your care, and your family’s care, on your time,” says David Wetherhold, MD, an internal medicine physician at Scripps Clinic La Jolla. “You can schedule appointments, renew prescriptions or message your provider from the comfort of your home, during a break at work or after the kids go to bed.”
With the MyScripps app, you have your health information at your fingertips. You can use the MyScripps app to:
- Schedule appointments
- Conduct an E-Visit
- Communicate with your care team
- Request a prescription refill
- View test and lab results
- Receive text alerts for appointments
- View your medical history and visit summaries
- Check in for an appointment
- Check your symptoms and determine course of action
- Complete a video visit with a provider
You can also upload health and fitness data from the Apple Health app when enrolled in self-tracking programs.
It’s important to note that if you already have the previous “MyChart” app, you do not need to install the new MyScripps app. The MyChart app allows you the same access to MyScripps with the same functionality as the new app.
Scripps Health is also part of the Apple Health app platform. That means Scripps patients with a MyScripps account can view their most important medical records, right alongside their other health data, on their iPhone and other iOS devices.
“Apple has long been a leader in increasing consumer access to personal health information, and Scripps is proud to be part of this initiative,” said Dr. Wetherhold. “Scripps is always working on expanding its patient-centered focus by providing more options for patients to access their medical data in a safe and secure way, whenever and wherever they want.”