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How to create an ABHA ID in 2024: All you need to know

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India is digitizing the healthcare sector by issuing unique ABHA IDs to citizens. These 14-digit numbers offer unique, trustable identities, hassle-free access to services, easy sign-up for personal health records, and unified benefits, such as public health insurance. To create an ABHA number, follow these steps.

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How to create an ABHA ID in 2024: The Indian government is making significant progress on digitizing the country’s healthcare system. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s national health authority has chosen to assign individual ABHA IDs to every Indian person as part of this aim. In India’s digital healthcare ecosystem, a person’s identity would be represented by this distinct 14-digit number. Create an ABHA ID as soon as you can to participate in India’s healthcare digitization, it is advised.

Regretfully, a lot of people are still unaware of how to generate an ABHA number. This article aims to assist these citizens. Here, we’ll walk you through the precise procedures for downloading your ABHA Health Card and How to create an ABHA ID in 2024

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ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) Overview

Name of the Scheme Ayushman Bharat Health Account
Launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Documents Required Aadhaar Card/ Driving License
Application Fee Free of cost
Official website

Advantages of the ABHA ID

Let’s first examine the overall advantages that having an ABHA number can provide you with before moving on to the steps.

  • Reliable and distinct identity: This number will serve as your distinct persona. It will be connected to your personal data, making it a trustworthy means of confirming your identity. This can be useful when obtaining services like healthcare or job perks that call for identification verification.
  • Easy access to services – You don’t need to submit extra paperwork in order to use this number to obtain a variety of services. There will be no drawn-out verification procedures for you to complete. Both time and worry can be saved by doing this.
  • Simple PHR (personal health records) sign-up — With this number, you may join up for PHR (Personal Health Records) more easily. Anytime, anywhere, you have access to these documents. Maintaining medical records and being aware of healthcare requirements will be greatly aided by this.
  • Unified Benefit: The government will be able to directly issue healthcare benefits with the use of this number. For instance, the ABHA number will be used by the government to give benefits for public health insurance.

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How to Download the ABHA Health Card and Create an ABHA Number

The procedure of generating an ABHA ID is straightforward and can be completed in a number of ways. The following describes each method in detail.

use the ABHA portal

  • The first way is to go to, the ABHA portal.
  • In this case, you must select the “Create ABHA Number” button that is at the top.
  • You can now finish the verification with a driver’s license or your Aadhaar number.
  • The verification will be finished, and then the ABHA Number will be generated.
  • The ABHA Health Card is now available for download. Print a copy of it for your records.

Utilizing the ABHA App

  • Using the ABHA app is an additional way to generate an ABHA ID.
  • As an alternative, you can utilize Aarogya Setu, Driefcase, or Ekacare, which are ABDM partner apps.
  • You can get all of these apps from the app shop and play store.
  • To download the ABHA Health Card via the app, simply register and finish the verification process, just like on the website.

Through programs run by the federal and state governments

  1. The government has made resources available to establish an ABHA through a number of Central and State government programs, including CoWin, NCD, RCH, Nikshay, and others, in order to ensure that the ABHA program reaches every Indian resident.
  2. As part of their services, these programs generate ABHA IDs and offer health care to millions of individuals.
    It’s highly likely that you registered for a CoWin account during the Covid-19 immunization campaign.
  3. That account can be used to generate your ABHA ID.

With the aid of CSC and hospitals

  • If you reside in a place without internet access, hospitals, customer service centers, etc. may be able to help you generate your ABHA ID.
  • You must bring your Aadhar card with you when visiting these locations.
  • After confirming your identity, representatives will provide you an ABHA Health Card.

Create an ABHA ID on Aadhaar Linked Number without an OTP

The simplest method to have your identity confirmed at the time of ABHA ID formation is to enter the OTP that was issued to your Aadhaar-linked number. Many people, nevertheless, do not have access to the phone numbers that are associated with their Aadhaar cards.

Thankfully, you can also use your biometrics—your face or fingerprint—to get an ABHA number. The ABHA Android app has a facial recognition option, and ABDM partners including government programs, public and private hospitals, etc., offer a fingerprint option.

What separates the Ayushman Card from the ABHA Health Card

It has been noted that a lot of people are having trouble differentiating between the Ayushman and ABHA cards. Please be aware that in India, an individual’s ABHA card serves as their identity inside the digital health ecosystem. The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission created this ecosystem.

Conversely, the AB-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is responsible for the generation and issuance of Ayushman Cards. The Ayushman card’s purpose is to provide its holders access to health insurance benefits.

Taking ABHA Number Off

Note that membership in ABHA is entirely voluntary. At any time, you have the free will to choose not to participate in the same. You can request the temporary or permanent deletion of your ABHA number by logging into the ABHA portal.

Official Number to Call

You can speak with representatives of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to learn more about the program.

  • Address – 9th Floor, Tower-I, Jeevan Bharati Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001.
  • Phone Number – 1800-11-4477
  • Helpline – 14477 (Toll-Free)

Commonly Asked Questions

What paperwork is required to generate an ABHA ID?

With your driver’s license or Aadhar card, you can generate an ABHA ID.

If I misplace my ABHA card, how can I obtain my ABHA number?

If you misplace the card, you can get your ABHA number back by logging into your Ayushmaan Bharat Health Account at with your cellphone number. You can download and print the ABHA card whenever you’d like using this portal.

Is it possible to generate several ABHA numbers using a phone number?

Indeed, you are able to generate up to six ABHA numbers using a phone number.

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