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How To Register For ABHA Card? | ABHA Card Registration

Team AckoFeb 28, 2024

In a bid to ease access to healthcare, the Government of India launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) on 27 September 2021. It is an initiative to digitalise the healthcare system and beat the challenges of India’s complex medical situations.

One of the main components of the ABDM is the Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) card. With an ABHA card, you will find it easier to access healthcare and important schemes across India. In this blog, we will cover the steps for ABHA card registration.

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What is an ABHA Number?

The ABHA number is a unique number you can use to keep track of your medical history. This enables you to access government schemes, insurance policies, and health facilities. You don’t have to go through the hassle of maintaining documents for all the expenses and processes you have undergone throughout your medical history.

For example, suppose you underwent a particular treatment in Kolkata, Bangalore, and Chennai, and now you are living in Delhi. In that case, your prior medical history will be directly connected to your ABHA number. 

Providing your ABHA number to a government hospital in Delhi will give them direct access to your medical record. Your ABHA card registration makes the treatment process much simpler and hassle-free. The ABHA number has 14 digits, and the National Health Authority (NHA) issues it under ABDM.

ABHA Card Benefits

The Digitalisation of medical data can simplify the process of accessing healthcare. Here are the benefits of ABHA Card.

Paperless Health Records

Once your health records are connected with your ABHA number, you can access them online. Thus, you will be free of the hassle of keeping a physical record of your medical history. You will be able to continue your treatment in different parts of India and be assured of the security of your records.

Access to Healthcare

You can use apps integrated with ABDM to avail of teleconsultation. Such apps can also offer services such as information about your nearest hospital, and booking appointments for medical consultation.

Health ID For Citizens

The ABHA number is a “Unique and Trustable Identity” which will uniquely identify you across different providers in the healthcare ecosystem. It is very easy to get the ABHA number, so ease of access is significantly higher.

Easily Register for Personal Health Records (PHR) Apps

There are several PHR apps under the ambit of ABDM. Once your ABHA number is ready, you can share your health data across all such PHR apps. Some examples of PHR apps are Arogya Setu and Driefcase.

ABHA Card Registration

In this section, we will cover the steps for ABHA registration process. You can use the internet or visit a health centre for ABHA card registration.

ABHA Card Registration via ACKO App

If you have the Acko app on your phone, you can easily use it for ABHA card registration. Here’s how to go about it.

  1. In case you don’t have the app on your smartphone, you can download the ACKO app from thе Play Storе or App Storе.

  2. Use your phonе numbеr to get an OTP. Use it to log in.

  3. Tap on “Discover” at the bottom right corner of the screen. 

  4. Choose “Get Started” and click on “Create ABHA number”.

  5. If you want, you can tap the “Create” button to add more members to your ABHA health card.

  6. Enter key details such as your mobile number and Aadhaar number.

Your ABHA card registration will be complete after completing the process.

ABHA Registration Online

Here’s how you can do ABHA health card registration by visiting the official website.

  1. Visit official website for ABHA ID registration.

  2. Click on “Create ABHA Number”.

  3. After clicking, you will see two options: “Create your ABHA number using Aadhaar" and “Create your ABHA number using Driving Licence”.

  4. To proceed with the ABHA number registration, you will have to register either with your Aadhaar number or your driving licence. In this guide, we will assume that you are using your Aadhaar number for ABHA ID registration. So enter your Aadhaar number.

  5. An OTP will be sent to the phone number connected with your Aadhaar number. Use it to complete the authentication process.

  6. Your ABHA ID details will be derived from your Aadhaar card. 

  7. Confirm the details to complete your ABHA registration.

To use your driving licence for ABHA new registration, you must remember that you will have to visit your nearest ABDM participating facility for verification. On the online portal, you can only see your enrollment number.

Register ABHA Card Using ABHA App

Here’s how you can go about your ABHA card registration by using the official ABHA App.

  1. Download the official ABHA app from the Play Store or the App Store.

  2. Tap on “Create Now”.

  3. Select the “Create your ABHA Number” checkbox and tap on “Continue”.

  4. You will have to enter your Aadhaar number and select the “I agree” checkbox.

  5. Tap on “Next”.

  6. Select the option to create your Aadhaar using an OTP.

  7. You will receive an OTP on the mobile number linked with your Aadhaar. Enter it.

  8. Enter the OTP.

  9. Create your ABHA address to finish the ABHA card registration.

ABHA Card Registration From Health Facility

You have the option to do your ABHA card registration offline by visiting a health facility.

  1. Locate your nearest facility from the official website.

  2. Go to the facility with your Aadhaar card.

  3. Furnish your demographic details and finish the formalities.

Your ABHA card registration will be finished after the process is complete.

In a nut shell

In this blog, we have covered the ins and outs of ABHA card registration and the benefits it offers. You will find it easy to access and use your medical records throughout India with an ABHA number. 

We would recommend buying health insurance to protect yourself and your family against unforeseen medical expenses. You can add your health plan to your ABHA card for easy access. So, to create a safety net for your health and mental peace, consider buying health insurance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some questions people commonly ask about ABHA card registration

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What are the different ways for ABHA card registration?

You can register for the ABHA number online as well as offline. For the online mode, you can download the ACKO app and create your ABHA ID within minutes. You can also visit the official website as well as download the official app. In case you want to register offline, you can visit an authorised health centre.

With an ABHA number will I be eligible for the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(PM-JAY)?

No, the ABHA number does not qualify you for the PM-JAY. There is a separate eligibility criteria for it.

How much fee will I have to pay for the ABHA card registration?

The ABHA card registration is free of cost. You don’t have to pay anything for it.

 Which is the official app for the ABHA card?

You can find the official ABHA app on the Play Store or the App Store.

Can I use the ABHA card in a private hospital?

Yes you can use the ABHA card in a private hospital.

Why was the ABDM launched?

It was launched to simplify access to healthcare across India. As India has a fragmented healthcare system, it seeks to create a digital ecosystem which is easily accessible throughout the country.

Is it mandatory to do the ABHA card registration?

No, the government has not made ABHA card registration compulsory.

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