What is a Digital Health ID card, and How do I apply for it.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission to recognize the importance of people’s health. Patients will receive a digital health ID from holding their records. National Health Association (NHA) has brought this mission forward.

What is Digital Health ID?

National Health ID has been implemented to maintain health records in one place. You can link all of your past health records to Health ID. In addition, anyone can be connected to other digital health programs, such as video consultations and other health-related digital services.

How to Get Digital Health ID? 

  • An Aadhaar number or a mobile number can be used to generate a Health ID by providing some basic information.
  • You can self-register by downloading the NDHM Health Record Application from the Health ID web portal or Google Playstore.
  • Name, Year of Birth, Gender, Address, and Mobile Number must be provided to generate a health ID using a mobile number.
  • For your information, Aadhaar is not mandatory for health identification. A health ID can be generated through other ID documents, such as a PAN card, driving license, etc., by NDHM soon.

Is it necessary to have a Health ID? 

It is not mandatory for you to create a National Health ID. If you so desire, you may do so voluntarily. If you do not wish to participate in this ecosystem, you may opt out whenever you wish. Alternatively, the user can permanently delete his health ID or temporarily deactivate it before leaving this facility.

What happens if you forget the password? 

In the case of forgetting your health ID password, you can log in via a mobile OTP or an Aadhaar-linked mobile OTP. Once logged in, a new password can be created. You can also send an email to [email protected] if you encounter any problems. Apart from this, you can contact on toll-free number 1800-11-4477 / 14477.

Is Medical Data Safe? 

There is no doubt that if all your medical data is stored on the Health ID card, then the question of whether it will be completely secure arises. NDHM has informed us about this that no data will be used without your consent. Only one doctor will be able to view your health data via this ID. When you visit the doctor again, he will have access to you again.

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