What are the Benefits of Having Ayushman Bharat Health Account (Health ID)?

bySurobhi BoseLast Updated: August 17, 2022
What is a Digital Health ID Card Know its Benefits

Under the flagship scheme of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) the National Health Authority of India (NHA) has announced one of the key health initiatives called Ayushman Bharat Health Account (Previously known as health ID) for all Indians. It is a unique 14 digits Health Identification number provided to every citizen to help them access, store and share health information digitally.

Let’s read further to know some interesting facts about Ayushman Bharat Health Account (Health ID) and its benefits.

What is Ayushman Bharat Health Account Number (Previously Known as Health ID)?

ABHA number (previously known as Health ID) is one of the key initiatives of the ABDH (Ayushman Bharat Digital Health) Mission. It is a hassle-free method of accessing and sharing health records digitally.

It helps individuals to communicate with the participating healthcare providers (labs, hospitals, clinics, online doctor consultations) and allows them to receive their prescriptions, digital lab reports and diagnosis from verified health service providers and healthcare professionals.

Moreover, one can also use the ABHA number to link their existing and new medical records including doctor prescriptions, lab reports, hospital records, etc. and also share the records with registered health service providers and health professionals. Besides this, one can also access other digital health services while maintaining a common pool of medical history. Ayushman Bharat Health Account is the first step toward creating more efficient and safer digital health records for an individual and their family.

Benefits of Having an Ayushman Bharat Health Account

The following are the benefits offered by Ayushman Bharat Health Account:

Digital Health Records

An individual can access their health records from admission to treatment and discharge. All this information can be accessed online.

Easy Sign-up

An individual can create an ABHA health card either by mobile number or aadhaar card to access and share their health records digitally.

Voluntary Opt-in & Opt-out

Opting for a National Digital Health ID card is not mandatory. One can avail of the ABHA number as per their own will. Moreover, similar to the registration, an individual can also opt-out of the ABHA scheme anytime they want and request the erasure of their data.

Personal Health Records

An individual can link their personal health records with ABHA. It helps an individual to create a full health history.

Access to Doctors

The ABHA number (health ID) provides access to consult with authorized doctors across the country.

Consent-Based Access

Users have the right to give their consent to share their health data. One can manage and revoke consent too.

Secure and Private

It is safe and secure to create ABHA (Health ID) online. It is built with enhanced security mechanisms. Besides this, the information is not shared with anyone without consent.

Add a Nominee

The users can add a nominee to the Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA).

How to Create an ABHA Number on Paytm?

This is how you create a National Health ID. It’s free, secure, and everyone should have one.

Creating your ABHA number (Health Id) will now take you less than 30 Sec. You can create your ABHA on Paytm. Follow the below-mentioned 7 steps to create your ABHA number.

Step 1: Log in to your Paytm App


Step 2: Scroll down and under Paytm Health click on Create New ABHA


Step 3: Enter your Aadhar Number


Step 4: Verify your Aadhar Number using OTP


Step 5: Enter your mobile number


Step 6: Verify your mobile number using OTP


Step 7: Create your PHR address (Your username)


You have your unique 14 digits ABHA number (Health ID)


Creating ABHA is the first step toward creating safer, more efficient healthcare records for you and your family. If you want to create your ABHA on Paytm, click here. It’s free, secure, and everyone should have one

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