How is (ABHA Card) Ayushman Bharat Registration Done? Important Things to Know


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Key Takeaways

  • Ayushman Bharat Yojana was launched in September 2018
  • Health ID card is renamed as Ayushman Bharat Health Account
  • Ayushman Bharat Health ID card promotes digital healthcare

(ABHA) Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) was launched in September 2018 to accomplish the Ayushman Bharat mission of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This national health protection scheme is a flagship scheme of the Government of India. 

The Ayushman Bharat Yojana or Ayushman Bharat policy provides a cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family for hospitalization across public and private empanelled hospitals in India [1].

With the PMJAY card or (ABHA Card) Ayushman Bharat registration, the government aims at providing health coverage to vulnerable or low-income families. On the third anniversary of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the Prime Minister launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission to provide an ABHA Address (Health ID) card that will be linked to all your health records.

Read on to know why PMJAY registration is important and why you should opt for ABHA Address (Health ID) or (Ayushman) ABHA Card online.

What is a Ayushman Bharat ABHA Address (Health ID)?

Ayushman Bharat ABHA Address (Health ID) is now renamed to Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA). It is a 14-digit ABHA Address (Health ID) number for identifying, authenticating, and making health records available across multiple systems and stakeholders. To participate in Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, you need to create an Ayushman Bharat Digital ABHA Address (Health ID) card.

Digital ABHA Address (Health ID) card or ABHA card promotes digital healthcare. It allows you to access and share your medical records digitally with healthcare providers and insurers.

You can interact with your healthcare provider, receive lab reports, prescriptions, and diagnoses with ease. ABHA health card is an initiative by the central government to create safer and efficient digital health records [2].

Why do you need to create a Ayushman Bharat ABHA Address (Health ID)?

Creating a ABHA Address (Health ID) helps you move towards creating a secure and organized way to store health records for yourself and your family. The secured ABHA card allows you to access and share your health information with participating stakeholders. It is a safe way of digital healthcare as your data is not shared without your consent.

ABHA Card: Ayushman Bharat health ID Card

Ayushman Bharat states list

The following states and union territories have participated in the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme and fall under the Ayushman Bharat beneficiary list. [3]

                            Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana States List
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsUttar Pradesh
Andhra PradeshLakshwadeep
Arunachal PradeshMadhya Pradesh
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuNagaland
Himachal PradeshSikhim
Jammu and KashmirTamil Nadu

Ayushman Bharat ABHA Address (Health ID) card (ABHA Health Card) benefits

The Ayushman Bharat ABHA Address (Health ID) card helps in identification, authentication, and access to your health records with your permission. It allows you to share the health records across multiple systems and stakeholders.

You can access your electronic health records without any charges. You can carry your health information wherever you travel to. This Ayushman medical card or Ayushman Bharat e-card not only shows medical records but also the expenses of the holder. 

Here are some benefits of a ABHA health card:

1. Digital health records

You can access your health records from admission to treatment and discharge. All of these can be accessed in a paperless manner. 

2. Easy sign-up

You can create ABHA health card with your basic details, mobile number, or Aadhaar card. 

3. Voluntary opt-in

Opting for NDHM ABHA Address (Health ID) is not compulsory. You can avail the Ayushman card of your own free will.

4. Voluntary opt-out

Just like the ABHA Address (Health ID) card registration, you can opt out of the Ayushman Bharat scheme anytime and request for the erasure of your data.

5. Personal Health Records

You can link your Personal Health Records (PHR) with ABHA. It helps you create a longitudinal health history.

6. Easy PHR sign up

You can create a PHR address that is easy to remember.

7. Consent-based access

You have the right to give your consent to share your health data. You can manage and revoke consent too. 

8. Access to doctors

The ABHA card gives you access to authorized doctors across the county.

8. Secure and private

It is safe to create ABHA Health card online. It is built with enhanced security and encryption mechanisms. Besides, your information is not shared with anyone without your consent.

10. Inclusive access

ABHA Address (Health ID) registration is easy. People with smartphones, feature phones, and those without phones can access it using assisted methods.

 Features and Benefits of Ayushman Bharat Yojana

Apply for an online Ayushman Bharat Digital ABHA Address (Health ID) card or ABHA Card

Follow these steps to apply for an (ABHA Card) Ayushman Bharat Digital ABHA Address (Health ID) card:

  • Visit the official website of the National Digital Health Mission - Ayushman Bharat Health ID Card - Online Registration | ABHA (
  • Click on ‘Generate ABHA’
  • You can select ‘generate via Aadhaar’ or ‘generate via driving license’. You can also apply by entering your mobile number.
  • An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Verify it.
  • Now, enter basic profile information such as your picture, date of birth, and address.
  • Fill up a form with the other information requested. 
  • Once you submit your information, you will be able to access your digital ABHA Address (Health ID) card.
Ayushman Bharat benefits underserved and vulnerable families. They can easily apply for a PMJAY ID card and check their Ayushman card status. Know the Ayushman Bharat scheme details and apply for a ABHA Health card to partake in the digital healthcare mission. You can also use Bajaj Finserv Health to store your health records and consult with doctors online. If you are not eligible for ABHA card you can avail bajaj health card to convert your medical bills into easy EMI. 
Published on 20 Jan 2022Last updated on 4 Jan 2023

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.


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