New Patient Portal at SCH


July 2014

YOU CANNOT ACCESS THE PATIENT PORTAL TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN SEEN IN AN SCH CLINIC OR A HOSPITAL ADMISSION (this includes Lab, Radiology, etc.).  Hospital and Clinic staff must enter your email address in the system and then give you your medical record number in order for a patient to set up a patient portal account.  This happens at registration/admissions for a clinic appointment or hospital admission.

Hospital Launches New Patient Portal
With the launch of a new patient portal program this month, Scotland County Hospital & Clinics now offers patients the option to access select portions of their health records online, through the main hospital website at

The new patient portal, featured as a link on the hospital's website home page, allows patients to more conveniently view, manage, transmit and download certain medical records such as lab test results, immunizations, procedures, allergies, prescribed medications and hospital bills. The portal also enables users to view recent test results more quickly and pay bills online (coming soon) at any hour and wherever internet access is available.








"The new patient portal signifies an important step towards improving patients’ healthcare experiences,” said Ken McMinn, IT Director and coordinator of the recent Electronic Medical Record conversion at SCH. “This program reflects Scotland County Hospital's ongoing commitment to advancing technology and providing all of our patients with enhanced access to, and ownership of, their personal health care information.”

Patients with a valid email address can begin to use the secure, web-based tool this month, by registering for a secure patient portal account during their next hospital admission process or their next clinic visit. Parents will also be able to enroll their minor children and access their accounts. At your next clinic appointment or hospital admission (including outpatient services such as lab, radiology and therapy), the reception/admissions staff will ask for an email address and provide patients with their individual medical record number (necessary to complete the enrollment and account set up) and an instructional guide to create your personal account.

“With this next step of technology that we've added to our Electronic Medical Record conversion, patients can access a great deal of information on their medical records, with the click of a mouse.  All that is needed is a valid email address to get set up with an account.” said McMinn.

For more information about the patient portal, go to


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