ABHA Health ID Card - Registration, How to Apply @ndhm.gov.in

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Written by Hexahealth Care Team, last updated on 25 August 2023| min read
ABHA Health ID Card - Registration, How to Apply @ndhm.gov.in

Quick Summary

  • ABHA Health ID card is a unique identification number that will help people to store medical information electronically.
  • It is a part of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) launched by the Government of India in September 2021.
  • ABHA card registration is a simple process and can be done online through the official website.

Digitisation is rapidly planting its roots in all sectors, and the healthcare industry is no exception. ABHA Health ID card is a way to digitise healthcare in the country. It will help people to store medical information electronically.

To make healthcare in the country more accessible, the Government of India launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) in September 2021. It provides a unique identification number to all the citizens of the country. Read this blog to know ABHA card registration and its benefits.

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About ABHA Health ID Card

Ayushman Bharat Health Account is ABHA full form. Previously known as Health ID, which is a 14-digit unique identification number. The Health ID is accessible to all citizens.

It makes it easier for people to access ABHA health card benefits. They can store all their medical records online in a single place. Moreover, people can register, schedule doctor appointments, and store electronic medical data like prescriptions, diagnoses, etc.

ABHA registration can be done using the official website (ndhm gov in) or through the ABHA app. Then, it can be linked to numerous insurance plans and health-related programmes, offering additional benefits.

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Key Features of ABHA Health ID Card

People usually carry their medical information on paper, which is prone to get misplaced or damaged over time. In recent years, the healthcare industry has rapidly gone digital.

Therefore, digitally storing medical information can make it portable. Some other key features are as follows:

Unique and trustable identity: It establishes a unique identity across different healthcare providers. It eases them to verify individuals based on their ID.

Unified Benefits: It links all healthcare benefits, from public health programmes to insurance schemes, with your unique ABHA number. 

Hassle-free Access: ABHA card helps to make medical information more accessible by storing every medical document in one folder. It helps to avoid the long lines for registration in healthcare facilities.

Easy PHR Sign-up: It provides a seamless sign-up for PHR (Personal Health Records) applications such as the ABHA application for sharing health data.

To read this in Hindi, visit "ABHA Health ID Card in Hindi"Key Features of ABHA image

ABHA Health Card Benefits

To bring all the records with you whenever you visit a hospital can be difficult. It can be challenging to remember your medical history as well.

An ABHA Health ID card, which centralises all of your medical information, solves these issues. The ABHA health card benefits include the following:

  1. Ease of Healthcare: Health ID card allows individuals to create a unique digital health profile. This makes it easy to manage and share medical details with healthcare providers.
  2. Personal Health Record Link: You can keep all your medical information, like blood tests, diagnosis, medications etc., in one place. You can then access all your reports in just a few clicks.
  3. Healthcare Benefits: AYUSH treatment institutions accept the Health ID card. Ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, Unani, siddha, and homoeopathy are among the available treatments.
  4. Accessibility of Healthcare Professionals: You can access both the Healthcare Professional Registry (details of all the doctors) and the Health Facility Registry (list of all government and private hospitals).
  5. Health Insurance Benefits: By linking their Health ID with the health insurance policy, individuals can easily access their policy details. With this, you can avail the benefit of cashless hospitalisation.

ABHA Health Card Registration via Website

ABHA Health ID registration is done online through the official website in just a few simple steps. All you need is a computer and internet connectivity. It can be created using an Aadhaar card or driving licence.

ABHA Card Registration using Aadhaar

Follow these steps to apply for a digital Health ID card using your Aadhar:

  1. Step 1: Visit the official website 'ndhm.gov.in'.ABHA Card Registration Official Website Image
  2. Step 2: Click on 'Create ABHA Number' on the homepage.Create ABHA number image
  3. Step 3: Select 'Using Aadhaar' and click 'Next'.ABHA Number using Aadhaar card image
  4. Step 4: Enter your Aadhar number.Enter your Aadhaar Number image
  5. Step 5: Read the declaration, tick 'I agree', and answer the Captcha question before clicking 'Next'.Mark declaration image
  6. Step 6: Enter the OTP (One-Time Password) sent to your registered mobile number and click 'Next'.Enter OTP image
  7. Step 7: Your ABHA number Card is generated. You can download it by clicking 'Download ABHA number card'.ABHA number card image

ABHA Card Registration using Driving Licence

To apply for an ABHA Health ID card through your driving licence, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Visit 'ndhm.gov.in' official website.ABHA Card Registration Official Website Image
  2. Step 2: Click on 'Create ABHA number'.Create ABHA number image
  3. Step 3: Select 'Using Driving Licence' and click 'Next'.ABHA Number using Driving Licence image
  4. Step 4: Tick the declaration and click 'Next'.Declaration image
  5. Step 5: Enter the mobile number to be linked with your ABHA number, answer the captcha and click 'Next'.Fill in the details image
  6. Step 6: Now, enter the OTP and click 'Next'.Enter the OTP image
  7. Step 7: Enter the details of your 'Driving Licence Number' along with your 'Name, Date of Birth' and 'Gender' and click 'Verify'.Verification details image
  8. Step 8: Your licence number will be verified.Verified licence image
  9. Step 9: Fill in the details of your Address, State, District, and upload the front and back sides of your Driving Licence. Mark the declaration and click 'Submit'.Upload licence image
  10. Step 10: You will get your enrolment number.Enrolment number image
  11. Step 11: Visit the nearest ABHA centre for physical verification and get your ABHA number.Physical verification for ABHA image

ABHA Registration through ABHA App

ABHA ID registration can also be done using the ABHA application. It can be done hassle-free within a few minutes. Follow the steps to register yourself through the ABHA app: 

  1. Go to Google Play Store.
  2. Search ABHA, and you can see the result at the top.
  3. Click on the ABHA app and install it on your phone.ABHA beneficiaries app image
  4. Now, open the app, and you can see the option to 'Register' or 'Login'. Click on 'Register'.ABHA Register app image
  5. You will get an option to register using the ABHA number, Mobile number or Email ID. Click on the suitable choice on the 'I want to create ABHA Address via' page.Create ABHA via mobile image
  6. Enter your Mobile Number and click 'Continue'.Enter your mobile number image
  7. You will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number. Verify it and click on 'Continue'.OTP Generated image
  8. Next, fill in the personal details like 'Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Email ID, Address, Select your State' and click 'Continue'.Fill in personal details image
  9. Your ABHA registration is now complete, and you will get your unique ABHA address.

Logging in to the Health ID

After successfully registering, you can log in to the portal any time you want and complete the ABHA card download process. You can follow these steps to log in:

  1. Step 1: Visit the official website 'abha.abdm.gov.in'.ABHA official website image
  2. Step 2: Click 'Login'. Login image
  3. Step 3: Select 'Login using ABHA Number', enter your 'ABHA Number' and the 'Captcha' and click 'Continue'.Fill details image
  4. Step 4: Select 'OTP on Mobile Number linked with Aadhaar' and click 'Continue'.Mobile verification image
  5. Step 5: Enter 'OTP' and click 'Continue'.One time password image
  6. Step 6: You are now logged in, where you can view and download your ABHA Number Card.View ABHA Number Card image

Create ABHA Address

The ABHA address or PHR (Personal Health Records) is similar to an email address. It is used for logging into the Health Information Exchange and Consent Management (HIE-CM). 

Each ABHA number should be linked to ABHA address to facilitate medical data exchange. You can generate your ABHA address using the following steps: 

  1. Visit the website 'phr.abdm.gov.in'.ABHA Address Website image
  2. Click 'Create ABHA address' on the homepage.Create ABHA Address image
  3. Select 'ABHA Number' on the 'You can create ABHA address using' page and click 'Next'.ABHA address using ABHA image
  4. Enter your 'ABHA Number' and answer the captcha question. Now, click 'Continue'.Enter ABHA Number image
  5. Select 'OTP on Mobile Number linked with your Aadhaar' and click 'Continue'.Continue after OTP image
  6. You will receive an OTP. Enter the OTP and click 'Continue'.Continue after OTP image
  7. Go to 'Create a New ABHA Address'.Create a new ABHA Address image
  8. Fill in the required details in 'Create New ABHA address' and 'Create Your Password' before clicking 'Submit'.Submit ABHA details image
  9. Your ABHA address is generated with a QR Scan.ABHA address image

Bottom Line

The ABDM aims to digitalise the healthcare sector by assigning Health ID cards. It makes it easier for people to share their medical reports with doctors, hospitals, and insurance providers.

People can avail of numerous Health ID card benefits under this digital mission. And the best part is that applying for an ABHA health card is quick and straightforward. 

You can contact HexaHealth experts if you have doubts about applying for or availing of Health ID card services. The team of experts at HexaHealth can help you with every step of the process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Indian Government implements an ABHA Health ID card under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

ABHA full form is Ayushman Bharat Health Account. It contains a 14-digit number that uniquely identifies a person as a participant in the digital healthcare ecosystem of the country. They can store medical information digitally.

To apply for a digital Health ID, you must follow these steps:
  1. Visit the official website "ndhm. gov. in". 
  2. Click on “Create ABHA number”.
  3. Select “Using Aadhaar” or “Using Driving Licence”.
  4. Enter your Aadhaar or DL number based on your selection, mark the declaration, and click “Next”. 
  5. Enter the One-Time Password sent to your registered mobile number. 
  6. Enter the required personal details and select a username and password to create your digital Health ID. 
There are numerous ABHA health card benefits that you can avail. A few of them includes:
  1. It allows access and sharing of medical records in a digital format. 
  2. It offers a quick sign-up and login process on the portal. 
  3. You can link your medical records with your Health ID. 
  4. The records are stored on a secure and private network, and no one can access them without your consent. 
  5. The card offers access to various medical services like hospitals, doctors, medical stores, digital consultations, etc. 
  6. You can opt-in and out of the facility at your own will.
The purpose of a Health ID card is to digitise the healthcare sector in India. It provides a hassle-free procedure to access and share medical records digitally. You can easily apply for a Health ID through your Aadhaar or driving licence after healthid.ndhm.gov.in registration.  
The Health ID card has a randomly generated, unique 14-digit number that identifies people. It verifies them and allows access to their health records digitally.  
All Indian citizens are eligible for ABHA card registration. Anyone interested in electronically storing and presenting their medical records can apply for the card. ABHA health card can be created after a child's birth.  
ABHA ID creation allows you to avail of the services under ABDM. The card stores all your medical records on a secure network. It provides several advantages over traditional documents. 
ABHA registration does not require submitting any physical documents. You need to provide the following information to generate your Health ID:
  1. Aadhaar number
  2. Driving licence
  3. Mobile number
  4. Email ID
The healthid.ndhm.gov.in download process can be done online. Follow the steps below:
  1. Visit the official website of NDHM, "ndhm.gov.in". 
  2. Click on “Login”.
  3. Log in using your mobile number or ABHA number. 
  4. You can view and complete the ABHA card download process. 
The steps for deactivating a Health ID card include:
  1. Visit the official website of NDHM. 
  2. Click on “Login”.
  3. Log in using your mobile number or ABHA number. 
  4. Click on “My Account” and select “Deactivate Health ID”. 
  5. Click on “Continue” to deactivate your ID. 
No, Aadhaar number is not mandatory to apply for a digital Health ID card. You can also use your driving licence to apply.
Yes, your ABHA Health ID is a unique number. It identifies you and provides access to your health records to healthcare professionals. You can link all your medical records to this Health ID.
Yes, your medical records are safe. Only after your consent are they shared with the concerned healthcare professionals.
No, applying for an ABHA card is not mandatory. Anyone who wishes to store their medical records digitally can apply for a digital Health ID card. You can opt-in as per your own will.

Yes, apart from Aadhaar, you can also use your Driving Licence to create an ABHA Health ID A card.

You can even approach the participating health facilities like Wellness & Health Centres or public and private hospitals to assist you through the process of applying for a Health ID card.  

An ABHA health card registration is free of cost. You require only a functional internet connection and a smartphone or PC to get your ABHA number

References

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Updated on : 25 August 2023

Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational and learning purposes only. It doesn't cover every medical condition and might not be relevant to your personal situation. This information isn't medical advice, isn't meant for diagnosing any condition, and shouldn't replace talking to a certified medical or healthcare professional.

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Dr. Aman Priya Khanna

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MBBS, DNB General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FIAGES

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