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.
It helps ensure health professionals are confident that the right information is associated with the right individual at the point of care.
You already have an IHI if any of the following apply:
- you have a Medicare card
- you have a DVA card
- you’re enrolled in Medicare.
If you’re not eligible for Medicare or a DVA benefit, find out how to get an IHI.
When you submit a form, you need to provide certified copies of your identity documents.
Page last updated: 24 June 2021
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