Request Family Access

Can I view a family member's medical record in MyChart?

Yes, you can. This is called proxy access and allows you to access the medical records of your family members and others you care for, with their permission. Refer to the links to the Proxy Consent Forms just below.

You might also want to grant a family member or friend access to your medical records when you need assistance managing your appointments and other medical needs. To give someone access to your medical record, grant access via a proxy invite through the Share My Record -> Friends and Family Access page in MyChart.

Below are links to the forms needed to set up proxy access. Select the form that best fits your situation. If you want the ability to e-sign your MyChart Proxy form, please email for more info

  • Children ages 0-11 Click HERE
  • Children ages 12-17 Click HERE
    • If you want full access to your teen child’s account, please have your child sign the form. Your access will be limited without your child’s signature. Full access to your child’s account will expire in one year. You will need to submit another authorization form at that time.
  • Adults ages 18 and over Click HERE
    • Please have the person you are requesting access for sign the form. You will not receive access without this signature. Proxy access will expire in one year. You will need to submit another authorization form at that time.

Mail or email completed forms to:

Essentia Health
Health Information Services, West Annex-HIS-45
400 East Third Street
Duluth, MN 55805
Phone: 877-231-1985 (option 2)
Fax: 218-786-6658

Can I have proxy access to an Essentia patient if I am not an Essentia patient?

Yes. You will need to complete and submit a form to create your MyChart account AND one of the 3 proxy access forms mentioned above. Click HERE for the form to create your MyChart account and submit the form using the contact information above.