ABHA ID: Your passport in the era of digital healthcare! 

ABHA ID is all set to transform your healthcare journey and it only takes a couple of minutes to create

In today’s world, technology permeates every facet of our lives, right from the daily news reports we consume to helping us in our daily commutes to becoming an active facilitator of the conveniences we enjoy from the comfort of our homes. Technology has become an omnipresent force that has not only made our lives comfortable but also revolutionised the way we work, connect, and even access basic necessities. 

Amongst all the digital innovations we have witnessed, one that has created significant impact and deserves a special callout is UPI or the Unified Payment Interface which has completely transformed the way India transacts. And as we continue towards more internet penetration and digitisation in our country, the government is gearing up to unlock another parallel revolution but this time, in the realm of digital healthcare! 

The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), introduced by the government in late 2022, stands at the helm of this revolution and ABHA ID or the Ayushman Bharat Health Account ID is a critical tool within it. 

But what is ABHA ID?

ABHA ID simplifies the complex world of healthcare management, offering individuals a secure and hassle-free way to maintain their medical records, much like the Aadhar card, which bears a unique 14-digit identification number and has become a cornerstone of national identity. ABHA ID is poised to become a digital health companion, consolidating your complete medical history and serving as the backbone of this healthcare revolution. It enables seamless information sharing between patients and doctors.

With an ABHA ID you can store, access, and share your medical records with healthcare providers, fostering improved treatment outcomes and eliminating the need for cumbersome paper records. 

So how do you create an ABHA ID? 

Creating an ABHA ID is a straightforward process, requiring only your Aadhar card, PAN card, or driving licence, and a mobile number.

Step 1: Download the Practo app and access the ABHA tab.

Step 2: Click on “Create New ABHA.”

Step 3: Enter your Aadhaar or mobile number.

Step 4: Verify your mobile number with the OTP sent to your registered number.

Step 5: Set up your health locker by entering a username.

Step 6: After creating a consent pin, download the ABHA Health Card through your ABHA app using your credentials. 

This pin will be required to share your medical records with your healthcare provider in the future. Without your consent and pin, no healthcare provider or establishment can access your medical records.

But is it really necessary to create your ABHA ID? 

Yes. ABHA ID will serve as your gateway to a safer and more efficient healthcare process. From admission to treatment and discharge, the ABHA ID could enable a paperless and seamless journey that will ensure that all your medical information and transactions will be stored digitally and will be accessible to you at a click of a button. 

The ABHA ID will also enable you to  securely manage and access your digital health records, allowing for better coordination and communication with your healthcare providers, all while ensuring the privacy and security of your medical information. It will also  particularly be useful for streamlining healthcare services and making your health records easily accessible whenever needed.

More importantly, as India embraces technological advancements within the healthcare realm, the ABHA ID which is a cornerstone of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, promises to be a game-changer, offering patients a passport to a multitude of healthcare platforms, enhancing interoperability within the healthcare ecosystem.

So hurry, don’t miss out on the digital healthcare revolution. Create your ABHA ID with Practo today and embark on a hassle-free journey towards your health.  

 Your health, your choice, and your convenience – ABHA ID makes it all possible.


Practo is on a mission to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible for over a billion+ Indians. India’s leading integrated healthcare company it connects the entire healthcare ecosystem together – including patients, doctors, surgeons, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and diagnostics – to generate exceptional value and service for all, especially the end consumers.

As technology becomes an integral part of healthcare, Practo has also become an essential enabler in helping doctors understand the nuances of managing and securely storing all health data. Practo encrypts all data with 256-bit encryption, uses HIPAA-compliant data centers, and is one of the few healthcare companies to be ISO 27001 certified. Practo is present in 20+ countries, helping over 30 crore patients, by connecting them with 1 lakh+ verified doctor partners.

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