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ABHA

Health ID Card

Create & link your ABHA ID with Health-e, a PHR app approved by ABDM, Government of India

Understanding ABDM
(Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission)

The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) is an innovative initiative by the Government of India, designed to revolutionize healthcare similar to how UPI transformed financial transactions. ABDM’s goal is to establish a unified digital health ecosystem, enhancing the movement of health information across diverse healthcare entities securely and efficiently.

Seamless Data Sharing

Just like sharing financial data via UPI, ABDM allows easy sharing of health reports from labs to doctors or insurers with a simple click.

Interoperability

Ensures your health records are always accessible, current, and shared securely with your consent.

Beyond Digital IDs

Focuses on creating a comprehensive health network, linking patients, doctors, and providers on a unified platform, making health data meaningful and readily available for enhanced health outcomes.

What is ABHA
(Ayushman Bharat Health Account)
Card or Health-ID Card?

ABHA, or the “Health ID,” is a unique 14-digit number that is used to identify individuals and authenticate their health records across multiple healthcare service providers, for free!
As an integral part of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), ABHA Health ID Card is more than just a number, it includes:

A PHR (Personal Health Record) Address, or ‘ABHA address’

Functions like an email address and is used to sign into the Health Information Exchange and Consent Manager

A PHR App (Personal Health Record App) or ‘Health Locker’

Receives, stores, and shares medical records between patients and healthcare service providers.

Why Was ABHA Created?

ABHA ID was created as a component under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) with an aim to:

Create Your ABHA ID
with Health-e in 5 Easy Steps

You can seamlessly create your unique ABHA ID or Health ID using your Aadhaar number. Here’s how:

Step 1

Download the Health-e app from the App Store or Google Play Store

Step 2

Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and verify with an OTP

Step 3

Input the mobile number you wish to link to your ABHA ID

Step 4

Verify with an OTP and confirm the details fetched from your Aadhaar

Step 5

Provide consent on Health-e & download your ABHA ID Card instantly (a default ABHA address will be created in this case)

ABHA Health ID Card Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for obtaining an ABHA Health Card are designed to ensure that the benefits of this digital health initiative are accessible to a wide range of individuals in India. Here are the key eligibility requirements:

Indian Citizenship

The applicant must be a citizen of India, as ABHA Health ID Card services are exclusively available to legal Indian citizens.

Open to All Castes

There are no caste-based restrictions; individuals from all caste categories (General, OBC, ST, and SC) are eligible to apply.

Aadhaar Card

Possessing an Aadhaar card is a fundamental criterion for applying for an ABHA Health ID Card.

Age Criteria for Family Members

Adults & middle-aged individuals Family members aged 18 to 59 years are eligible to apply, provided they have all the necessary documents.
Young adults
Family members between 16 and 18 years can apply if they possess a valid Aadhaar Card linked to their phone number.

How Can You Benefit from an ABHA Health ID Card?

If you want to keep your health records digitally accessible through the PHR app, it is essential to create an ABHA ID. On obtaining an ABHA Health ID Card, you can take advantage of several benefits that can improve your healthcare experience significantly. These benefits include:

Quick and Seamless
Access

Retrieve all your digital medical information, such as test results, diagnoses, and medication prescriptions in an easy and timely manner

Gateway to AYUSH Treatment Centres

Take advantage of remedies aided by natural sources and traditional practices such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy.

HFR (Healthcare Facility Registry) Access

Get access to a comprehensive directory of all government and private medical facilities in India that deliver traditional & modern care, including tele-medicine.

HPR (Healthcare Professional Registry) Access

Acquire a list of verified medical practitioners who are suitably trained and ethically compliant across public and private medical facilities across India.

Medical Care in
New Locations

Receive accurate medical care by effortlessly exchanging your medical records and health related information with hospitals, clinics, and doctors, anywhere.

Immediate, Remote &
Accurate Care

Allows doctors to get a comprehensive view of the patient’s previous treatments and co-morbidities, thereby enabling them to even treat COVID-19 patients with precision.

Decision Making
by Nominee

Your ABHA account nominee is authorized to make decisions regarding your health data in situations where you are ill or unable to give valid consent.

Simplified Health Insurance Application

Use the card to streamline the process of applying for health insurance, ensuring easier access to medical treatments when necessary.

Access to Discounts on Medications

Utilize your card to receive discounts on a wide range of medicines at both online and offline pharmacies.

How to Use Your ABHA ID or Health ID?

ABHA ID is a unique 14-digit identifier which enables you to participate in India’s digital healthcare ecosystem. Once you have your ABHA ID generated, you do not need to carry it with you.
Links your medical history across various
ABDM-registered healthcare providers and practitioners
Facilitates a streamlined healthcare experience, enabling paperless processes from registration to discharge
Makes your medical records easily accessible to healthcare facilities, enhancing the efficiency of medical care
Ensures that your health records are interconnected and available across the healthcare network

How to Use Your PHR or ABHA Address?

Your ABHA Address serves as a personalized gateway for managing health records. Each individual can have only one ABHA ID, but creating up to six ABHA addresses is possible. Consider the ABHA Address as similar to a UPI ID, whereas the ABHA number functions like your distinct bank account number.
Manage your health data flexibly across different healthcare scenarios, facilities and PHR apps through the possibility of multiple ABHA addresses
Utilizes multiple addresses within PHR apps like Health-e, enabling access to specific parts of your medical history linked to each address
Streamlines health data sharing with your consent, ensuring security, privacy and personal control over all your medical information

How to Give Medical History Access to Your Healthcare Provider:

If your doctor is ABDM compliant and ABHA compliant, you can easily grant them access to your medical records by following these steps:

Step 1

Provide your ABHA address to the healthcare provider.

Step 2

The healthcare provider will send a consent request to access your medical records.

Step 3

You will receive this consent request on your registered mobile device.

Step 4

Review and accept the consent request.

Step 5

Input the consent PIN you have set up for your ABHA account.

Step 6

Upon entering the PIN, your doctor will have the consent to view your medical records.

Consent-based, Easily Accessible, Secure Healthcare Ecosystem Created For YOUR Benefit.

Sharing of health documents with any healthcare provider through ABHA is completely consent-based. You have complete control of your information at any given point in time and can choose to revoke consent with a single click!
Increase the efficiency and accessibility of your healthcare journey and don’t miss out on the benefits of ABHA ID! Register and download your ABHA Health ID card today!

Why Use the Health-e PHR App
to Create Your ABHA ID?

Beyond just creating and linking your ABHA ID, Health-e offers an integrated suite of features to streamline and enhance every aspect of your healthcare journey.

Use an ABDM Approved PHR App

Health-e is one of the few ABDM approved PHR apps in India which can be used by you to send and receive medical data from hospitals and labs where you have provided your ABHA address.

Maintain Your Entire Medical History in One Place

Being a stand-alone PHR app, Health-e can be used to upload and link all your medical records (including past data and information from non-ABDM facilities) to your ABHA address for a unified health history.

Enjoy Preventative Healthcare Solutions

We do more than just store your medical information. We convert the data from your health history into easy-to-read charts and insights to help you stay on track with your health.

Track Your Vitals & Share Your Data

You can easily log in your BP, sugar, pulse, and even integrate your smart watch data (coming soon) with Health-e. This can provide a comprehensive view of your health status to your doctors through the ABHA channel.

Integration with UHI

Our upcoming integration with UHI (United Health Interface) will enable easy bookings for doctor consultations, hospitals, labs, and ambulance services, all within the app.

FAQs

The National Health ID will serve as a comprehensive database of a person’s medical history and other health-related information. With the individual’s consent, this Health ID will allow for the sharing and access of their long-term health records among various healthcare providers and institutions.

To register for your Digital Health Card, you can use your Mobile Number, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, or Driving License. Simply visit Healthid.ndhm.gov.in and log in to access the ‘Download PDF’ option. From there, you can save all of your health records online on your Digital Health Card and share them with anyone you wish to.

A Personal Health Record (PHR) Address is a self-designated username that is required to log in to a Health Information Exchange and Consent Manager (HIE-CM). Each ABHA number must be linked to a consent manager in order to enable data sharing. At this time, all ABHA number users are able to create their own ABHA address during the ABHA number sign-up process.
To create an ABHA number, you can register using your Aadhaar number. Simply provide your name, year of birth, gender, address, and mobile number. If using Aadhaar, ensure your mobile number is linked to it for OTP verification.
No, the ABHA number creation process involves voluntary usage of the Aadhaar. If you do not wish to use your Aadhaar number, you can simply use your mobile number and provide the necessary self-declared information.

ABDM values user privacy and thinks that people have the right to own their data and make informed decisions about how it is used. They recognise that healthcare is a sensitive subject and do not wish to prevent users from associating different sets of health data to different ABHA addresses if they so desire.

They do, however, advise consumers to create and utilise only one ABHA number in order to develop a more comprehensive and continuous healthcare plan. Users can make more educated healthcare decisions with a consistent, long-term health history linked to a single ABHA number.

The registration process is quick and easy, taking less than 10 minutes to complete. All you need to do is provide your basic information and authenticate your mobile number or Aadhaar number.
Currently, you do not need to submit any physical documents in order to get an ABHA number. The process is completely paperless and hassle-free.
Yes. The Health ID, now known as the Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA), is a unique identification number consisting of 14 digits that can be linked to your Aadhaar number. With ABHA, you can digitally store, save, and share your medical records with healthcare providers and insurance companies.

ABDM now offers a feature that allows users to opt-out of the ABDM system. With this feature, you can either permanently delete your ABHA number or temporarily deactivate it. If you choose to deactivate your ABHA number, you can reactivate it at a later time. However, if you opt for permanent deletion, your ABHA number and all associated demographic details will be erased permanently and cannot be retrieved.

You will no longer be able to access ABDM applications or any health records through the ABDM network using a deleted ABHA number. If you deactivate your ABHA number, you will lose access to all ABDM applications for the duration of the deactivation period. Until you reactivate your ABHA number, you will not be able to share it with any healthcare facility or access your health records through the ABDM network.

You can reach the ABHA Digital Health Card Department by calling their toll-free number: 1800114477.
The Ayushman Bharat card is designed to help economically disadvantaged individuals access high-quality healthcare. A Health ID, on the other hand, is an online platform that allows you to securely store all of your personal health-related information regardless of your income.
A Health ID is optional and will not incur any fees. However, the government strongly encourages citizens to utilize it in order to securely store and protect their medical records, ensuring the confidentiality and privacy of their health information.
Here are a few other ways to generate your ABHA ID:
  1. Visit the ABHA website
  2. Download the ABHA mobile app available for Android and iOS devices
  3. Visit designated health facilities to complete the registration process in person
ABDM does not keep any of your health records in its own system. Instead, these records are kept by healthcare information providers such as Health-e according to their own retention policies. ABDM only accesses and shares your records over its network with your explicit permission, using encryption to protect your privacy.

Health-e has a strict policy to only share or display your data with third parties that are concerned in the ecosystem. Linking of ABHA ID on Health-e is not mandatory, however it is encouraged so that you can have a medical history that is unique to you and align all your medical data on ONE platform.

For more information, please visit our privacy policy page.

No, they are not the same. Anyone is eligible to apply for an ABHA ID Card which helps you access, store and share your medical records digitally. It also helps you access a comprehensive list of medical facilities and verified medical professionals across India. With ABHA, you are not entitled to any free insurance, treatments or financial benefits.

On the other hand, the AB PMJAY is a flagship scheme that aims to provide health assurance of up to ₹5 lakh per family per year and up to ₹55 crore worth benefits to eligible citizens.