Your Choices

You’re In Control

You control your health information. You decide whether to participate in San Diego Health Connect.

Your health care provider will ask you whether you want to “opt in” or “opt out” of participation in the health information exchange (HIE). They are asking for your formal consent to securely share your electronic health records.

Here are the different consent options available to you:

  • Full consent: Your medical records can be accessed by your doctors during any office or hospital visit.
  • Emergency consent: Doctors can only access your medical records during an emergency.
  • No consent: Emergency room doctors and other medical professionals may not access your medical information under any circumstances.

If you go to multiple doctors or hospitals, each may request that you complete their consent form on the first visit. You can change your consent status at any time.

If you are unsure what decision to make, we encourage you to talk to your doctor about it. You may also find answers to some of your questions in our FAQ.


Why Participate in San Diego Health Connect?

Allowing your doctors to view your medical records electronically offers many benefits. The more information your doctors can access, the better care they can give you. And when everyone in the community participates, everyone’s health improves and health care costs go down.

Better, more affordable health care means a better San Diego for you and your family.


San Diego Health Connect -  VA VLER Health Program

VLER Health Exchange uses an Opt-in model, requiring authorization from Veterans prior to VA disclosing their health data.  The VA's goal is to obtain authorizations from all Veterans who receive non-VA care. To do this they are asking for your assistance. 

The San Diego VA VLER website provides an overview of the advantages to Veteran participation, as well as easy step-by-step instructions for Veteran enrollment, whether online, by fax, by mail or in person.  To access the site click here