Take control of your healthcare with this powerful tool – KV Healthy Living

Take control of your healthcare with this powerful tool

Track test results, communicate with providers and more through the KVH patient portal.

One of the most powerful ways you can take control of your healthcare is to use a “patient portal.”

These websites and apps allow people to log in and access their electronic medical records, communicate with their healthcare providers, schedule appointments, read well-curated information about medical conditions and treatments, and even pay bills.

People most commonly use patient portals to review laboratory results, X-ray reports and summaries of care received at the last clinic visit. Patient portals also typically allow users to send messages to healthcare teams securely and efficiently. These messages may request medication refills or new appointments; report new medical problems; or ask questions about conditions or medications.

Many portals also allow patients to designate family members, spouses and other caregivers to help manage their health information and messages with their healthcare teams.

People who are actively engaged in their own health decisions and informed about their medical information are better able to control their chronic health conditions and maintain their wellness, research shows. They also are able to maintain a better quality of life and have stronger social support networks than those who are not engaged in their healthcare. Patient portals support this kind of detailed engagement and information sharing, and have been shown to help people improve their health and satisfaction.

Klickitat Valley Health has a Patient Portal for both Hospital patients as well as Family Medicine patients. If you would like to gain access to your medical records via this service, please stop by patient registration at the main hospital, or registration at KVH Family Medicine. You can then access your records via

For more information, please call the hospital at 509.773.4022 or KVH Family Medicine at 509.773.4017.

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