Lake Regional Health System offers one patient portal for our customers to safely and conveniently access their health information. You may also pay your hospital and clinic bills through the portal.
First-Time Users: Start Here
To begin, click below for step-by-step instructions or choose register. You must have an email address on file at Lake Regional Health System.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enroll in the Patient Portal?
To enroll, you must be 13 years or older (or proxy user) and have an email address on file at Lake Regional Health System. It is recommended that you use a personal email address that’s unique to you and not being used by another person.
Do I need to be a patient at Lake Regional to have access to a family member’s patient portal?
No, but you do need a separate email address that is not already on file at Lake Regional. Once the family member has given permission to add you as a proxy user by submitting a Proxy Access Form, the Patient Portal Coordinator will create your portal access account. You will receive an email with a link to create your personal logon credentials.
How do I grant access (proxy user) to my Patient Portal?
If you would like to grant a family member or caregiver access to your records, they can be setup as a Proxy User on your account. All information in your Patient Portal is available to the proxy user. The patient or legal representative must complete the Proxy User Form and return to Health Information Management in the hospital or any Lake Regional clinic and provide proof of identity. The completed proxy form can be returned in person, by fax to 573.348.8396 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proxy authorizations are handled by the Health Information Management Department at 573.348.8245.
How do I revoke proxy access to my Patient Portal?
Fill out and return the Proxy Revocation Form to Health Information Management at Lake Regional Health System in person, by fax at 573.348.8396 or by email to email@example.com.
What if my spouse and I want to sign up, but we only have one email address?
If you have one email address that is shared, both spouses would share a portal account with one user ID and password. Each spouse would have full access to each other’s medical information on the patient portal. A shared portal account must be setup by our Patient Portal Coordinator and a Portal Proxy Form must be filled out and submitted to our Health Information Management Department before the shared account can be setup. Both individuals must complete a separate proxy form and provide a valid form of identification. For assistance, call 573.348.8245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I access my child’s patient portal?
Children age 13 and older can set up their own patient portal account as long as they have a valid email address not in use by another patient. Lake Regional follows age-specific state rights specific to reproductive health, mental health and substance abuse treatment.
For children 0-12 years of age, parents can enroll their child with a separate email address and setup an individual portal account. Or, the parent can add the child to the parent’s portal account until the child reaches the age 13. At age 13, the child‘s medical information will automatically be dropped from the parent’s portal account until a signed Proxy Access Form is completed and submitted to Health Information Management.
User ID and Password
How do I sign on and access the Patient Portal?
Instructions for registering on the Patient Portal are given to the patient during a clinic or hospital visit. Enrollment instructions also are posted at www.lakeregional.com/patientportal under “First-Time Users.” Once enrolled, simply login with your user ID and password that were established during your initial enrollment. Please keep your user ID and password in a secure place for future reference.
What if I don’t remember my User ID?
You can reset your own User ID from the Patient Portal. Click “Forgot User ID” at the Logon screen and enter your email address. You will receive an email with a link to reset your User ID.
What if I don’t remember my Password?
You can reset your own password from the Patient Portal. Click “Forgot Password” at the Logon screen and enter your User ID and email address. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password.
What happens if my account is locked?
You are allowed three attempts to successfully logon to the Patient Portal. After the third failed attempt, for your protection, your account is locked. You must call the Patient Portal Coordinator at 573.348.8245 to request that your account be reset. Your identity and email address will be verified before sending you an email to reset your logon credentials.
Records and Tests
Will I be able to download or print my records from the patient portal?
Yes, you will be able to print lab results, reports, known allergies, medical history, medications, immunizations, your Health Summary and your demographic information from the portal. You also can download your Health Summary to your personal computer. Please note, any health information that is downloaded, printed or shared from the portal may be subject to re-disclosure; therefore, it is no longer protected under HIPAA.
When are lab results and reports available on my Patient Portal?
Hospital test results will appear in your portal after you’re discharged from the hospital. Clinic lab results are available 36 hours after the results have been finalized. Radiology reports are available 36 hours after the physician has signed the report. Questions about test results should be directed to your physician/provider.
Why aren’t certain tests results on my Patient Portal?
Lake Regional Health System complies with state and federal laws that prohibit release of certain sensitive test results on the Patient Portal. Also, we are not able to upload certain tests, such as EEG’s and sleep studies, to the Patient Portal. For questions about test results, please contact your physician/provider.
Updating My Information
What should I do if my health information is incorrect?
If you believe information on your medical record is incorrect, you may request an amendment to the information. Please complete the Amendment of Record form and return it to the Health Information Management Department for review.
Your health information comes directly from your electronic medical record at the hospital or doctor’s office. If you have questions about results or medical information, please use the messaging function to alert your provider or you may call your provider’s office directly.
How do I change my email address or change my password?
Logon to your patient portal, go to Preferences at the bottom of the page and select the appropriate option to change your email address or your password.
How do I change my address, phone number or contacts?
Logon to your patient portal, select Profile, select Update, then enter your new information and SUBMIT. Your request will be reviewed by the HIM Dept. and your new information will be updated on your account.
Can I message my provider from my Patient Portal?
Yes, you can send secure messages to your physician/provider from your patient portal.
Can I schedule appointments online with my provider?
Yes. You must be an established patient with a provider to request appointments through your patient portal. For certain appointment types, you may have to call the office to schedule.
Can I renew medications through my Patient Portal?
Yes, you can request medication renewals from your physician or provider.
Can I pay my bill through my Patient Portal?
Yes, you can safely and securely pay your bill through our online bill pay feature located within your patient portal. You can view copies of your invoice, pay your bill, and print receipts.
Privacy and Security
Is my patient portal secure?
We take great care to keep our health information private and secure using the latest encryption technology. Access to information is controlled through personal user IDs, passwords and security questions.
What should I do if I notice unauthorized access to my Patient Portal?
You should immediately report the unauthorized access by contacting Lake Regional’s Patient Portal Coordinator at 573.348.8245.
How can I keep my password secure?
You are responsible for the confidentially and security of your password. We strongly encourage you to regularly change your password and never use the same password for multiple websites. To change your password, visit the home screen and click “Preferences” at the bottom of the page to change your password to something only you will know.
Deactivated or Deleted Patient Portal Accounts
We reserve the right to deactivate or delete a patient portal account under the following conditions:
- if the portal has been inactive for two years
- if the patient is deceased
- if portal enrollment has not been completed after 60 days
- due to misuse, abuse, or inappropriate usage by the patient or their proxy
How am I notified of new information on my portal?
You will receive an email notification when new items are posted to your Patient Portal, such as results, reports and appointments. There will be a link at the bottom of the email directing you to the portal login screen. No health information is relayed in any email. All email addresses will be kept confidential and will not be used for marketing or solicitation.
If you can’t see reports and are getting a white screen, check your web browser’s PDF settings. They must be enabled for you to view documents in the portal.
- Select Tools
- Manage Add-ons: Toolbars and Extensions
- Select Adobe PDF and if it says Disabled, click on the Enable button at the bottom of the window.
- Click on Enable when asked if you want to enable Adobe PDF with additional add-ons. You can always unselect any additional add-ons and select Enable for Adobe PDF’s only.
- Click on Close
- Open Firefox Browser
- Go to Tools – Applications – Portable Document Format
- There are two options:
- Ask – gives option to save or open file in browser (if this is selected, it doesn’t work with our portal – cannot view the PDF)
- Preview in Firefox (once this is selected, the PDF’s pop right up in the portal)
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More Settings.
- At the bottom, click Advanced.
- Under "Privacy and security," click Content settings.
- Near the bottom, click PDF documents.
- Turn off Open PDFs using a different application.
Chrome now will open PDFs automatically when you click them.
We also have “download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome” turned off.
Below are troubleshooting questions for printing from the Patient Portal.
- Are PDFs enabled on your web browser? You can make this change under your browser settings.
- Are you using the “print” button within the Patient Portal? The web browser's print icon will not print lab results or reports. You must click the Print button on the Patient Portal screen. Clicking this Print button will display the report in a PDF format.
- Once you have clicked the Print button within the patient portal, are you using the PDF print option that appears at the top of the page?
- Another option is to save the PDF file to your computer and then print from your PDF software (Adobe).
Will the logon screen not let you type over the previous user ID and password? If so, you may need to delete saved passwords for the Patient Portal from your web browser. Following are instructions for deleting saved passwords from the logon page for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.
Internet Explorer version 11
- Open the Tools menu.
- Select Internet Options.
- Click Content.
- Under AutoComplete, click Settings.
- Click on Manage Passwords
- Click on the Web Credentials Manager
- Click on the drop down arrow by the web site you want to remove the password.
- Click on Remove.
- Open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More: > Settings.
- At the bottom, click Advanced.
- Under "Passwords and forms," click Manage passwords.
- Under "Saved passwords," to the far right of the website, click More: > Remove.
- Click the menu button and choose Options.
- Click the Privacy & Security panel.
- Click Saved Logins… under Forms & Passwords. The Password Manager will open.
- To remove the username and password for a website, select the site's entry from the list and click Remove.
Common Logon Errors
- Typing an extra space after the user ID or password will cause an error because the extra space is read by the portal as a character.
- Smartphones automatically capitalizing the first letter of the user ID or password. This can be hard to see because the password is hidden when typing.
Proxy Access Authorization Form
This form must be completed by the patient and returned to Lake Regional's Health Information Management Department OR your physician's office.
Click to download the Authorization for Proxy Access to Patient Portal.
Proxy Access Revocation Form
To revoke a proxy user's access to your Lake Regional Health System patient portal, please complete the Authorization for Proxy Revocation Form and return to Lake Regional Health Information Management.