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Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)

The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country. It will bridge the existing gap amongst different stakeholders of Healthcare ecosystem through digital highways.

The implementation of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) is expected to significantly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of health service delivery overall. Patients will be able to securely store and access their medical records (such as prescriptions, diagnostic reports and discharge summaries), and share them with health care providers to ensure appropriate treatment and follow-up. They will also have access to more accurate information on health facilities and service providers. Further, they will have the option to access health services remotely through tele-consultation and e-pharmacy. Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)will empower individuals with accurate information to enable informed decision making and increase accountability of healthcare providers.

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ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) Number

ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) Number  


ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) number is a 14-digit number that will uniquely identify every individual as a participant in India’s digital healthcare ecosystem. ABHA number will establish a strong and trustable identity for everyone that will be accepted by healthcare providers and payers across the country.


It is important to standardize the process of identification of an individual across healthcare providers. This is the only way to ensure that the created medical records are issued to the correct individual or accessed by Health Information User through appropriate consent. To issue the UHID, the system must collect certain basic details including demographic and location, family/relationship, and contact details. Ability to update contact information easily is the key. The ABHA number will be used for the purposes of uniquely identifying persons, authenticating them, and threading their health records (only with the informed consent of the patient) across multiple systems and stakeholders.



What is ABHA Address?


ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) Address is a unique identifier (self-declared username) that enables everyone to share and access their health records digitally. The ABHA address may look like ‘yourname@consent manager’. For instance, xyz@abdm is a ABHA address with ABDM Consent Manager that will facilitate health data exchange for each individual with appropriate consent on the ABDM network





Linking ABHA Number & ABHA Address:


Individuals can use their ABHA number to seamlessly sign up for an ABHA address and ensure that the health records created for them are shared only with them. To enable health data sharing, it is recommended that the individual create ABDM ABHA address and link it with their ABHA number.




How to apply for the ABHA Health Card?


You can apply for the ABHA Health Card by clicking the link below to generate your ABHA number and download your health card.





Steps to generate your ABHA number.


  1. On the home screen, click the "Create your ABHA card".
    This will take you to the next screen to enter your Aadhaar details.

  2. Next, enter your Aadhaar number in the available input box, and click "Generate OTP" to trigger an SMS from Aadhaar service to your linked mobile numberIn case no OTP is received, please try the "Resend OTP" option, which is enabled automatically post 60 seconds.      If resending OTP fails or doesn't work, open the journey in a private browser window and try again.

  3. Enter the OTP and click "Verify my Aadhaar" to continue

  4. Next on Mobile Verification screen, enter a mobile number that you want to link with the ABHA number. Click "Verify & Proceed" to continue.
    • If the provided mobile number is different than the one linked with Aadhaar, a verification OTP will be sent. If an OTP is sent, enter the received OTP and again click "Verify & Proceed" to continue to the next step of the ABHA creation journey.

    • If the provided mobile number is same as the one linked with Aadhaar, no OTP will be sent, and the journey moves to next step.

  5. On completion of (4), a new ABHA number is generated and presented on the screen for the user. 
    • As a requirement to complete the registration process, the user will be asked to provide an ABHA address (a UPI like handle) in the format: "yourname@sbx" (for sandbox) or "yourname@abdm" (for live).

    • If an ABHA address is already present, the journey will skip to the preview screen.

  6. As a final step, a screen with generated ABHA number and address, along with other profile details will be displayed.
    • On this screen, users will have an option of Downloading their ABHA card (issued by NHA) in png format.



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