Pediatric Proxy

Understanding Pediatric Proxy Access

Becoming a pediatric proxy allows parents or legal guardians access to their child’s health records through their own patient portal account. Pediatric Proxy is available for parents or legal guardians from the birth of their child until the child’s 18th birthday.

Learn how to request pediatric proxy access for the MyUPMC and UPMC Central PA Portal.

There are two types of pediatric proxy access available at UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics. Full Proxy Access allows a child’s parent or legal guardian access to all features of the child’s patient portal account. Parents or legal guardians will be granted Full Proxy Access from the time their child is born till the night before a child’s 13 birthday.

To protect the privacy rights of adolescent patients, Pediatric Proxy access for parents or legal guardians automatically change to Limited Proxy Access when a child turns 13th. This means a proxy holder will now only be able to see the following aspects of their child’s health record.

Limited Proxy Access

  • Immunization records
  • Allergies
  • Upcoming appointments
  • Medical advice requests to PCP
  • Growth charts
  • Glucose or blood pressure tracking tools
  • Eyeglass/contact prescription information
  • Contact and administrative information
  • Health insurance information

Your access can be changed back to Full Proxy Access at the adolescent’s request through a conversation with their pediatric provider. With Full Proxy Access you will be able to view the items listed above and below within your child’s health record.

Full Proxy Access

Everything viewable in Limited Access plus:

  • Medication list
  • Medication refill requests
  • Current health issues
  • Medical history
  • Test results
  • Recent visit summary
  • Medical advice requests to specialists
  • Appointment requests to specialists

To learn more, talk with your pediatric provider during your next office visit.