Individual Healthcare Identifiers

A number that identifies you for health care purposes.

An Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) is a unique number used to identify an individual for health care purposes and My Health Record. It helps ensure health professionals are confident that the right information is associated with the right individual at the point of care.

Your IHI doesn’t:

  • contain health information
  • replace your Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs number
  • affect the way you claim medical benefits.

If you don’t have an IHI, find out how to get an IHI and how to get your documents certified.

Page last updated: 18 February 2021