The national health ID (14-digit number) of an individual will be a repository of all his health-related information. It will help individuals to receive lab reports, prescriptions, and diagnosis digitally from verified health service providers and doctors. Individuals can also link their personal health records with their health ID to have a longitudinal health history.
It is important to note that:
The records will only be accessible with an informed consent of the individuals.
Once the Health ID is generated, individuals will also have an option to generate an alias, which will be similar to an email ID — email@example.com with a password. This will make it more accessible to users.
Download the eka.care app and sign-up.
Go to “Create Health ID” and authenticate/verify with OTP
Create your PHR address and enter your home address. We have already updated your name, gender and date of birth in the form.
Your Health ID is created and stored in the eka.care App for your future reference.
Under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, a Health ID is the first step towards creating safer and efficient digital health records for you and your family. It provides you with:
Health ID is a randomly generated 14 digit number which is used to uniquely identifying individuals, authenticating them, and threading their health records.
The Health ID is unique to an individual. However, an individual can create multiple IDs and link different set of health records with different IDs. The Government of India, through the NDHM initiative recommends that individuals should create only one Health ID.
You can create your Health ID by self-registering on eka.care App in less than 3 minutes. The app is available on ios and android playstore. You can also create your Health ID by self-registering on the Health ID web portal or by downloading NDHM Health Records application. Citizen can also create Health ID at participating health facilities.
Health ID can be created by downloading the eka.care app, signing up and using one of the two methods:
No, the Government of India has not made Aadhar mandatory to create Health ID. If you do not wish to use Aadhaar, you can simply use your Mobile Number accompanied with self-declared information to create your Health ID.
Currently, NDHM supports Health ID creation through Mobile number or Aadhaar. As per NDHM, they will soon roll out features which will support Health ID creation with other ID documents such as Driving License, PAN card, etc.
At present users cannot delete their Health ID. However, NDHM will soon be rolling out the option for users to delete their Health ID permanently or deactivate it temporarily. This will enable you to opt out of the digital health ecosystem as you may require.
Yes, Health ID for children can be created through the same process as applicable for adults. However, NDHM will soon be rolling out a feature to support special provisions of Health ID for children.
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