Individual Healthcare Identifiers

A number that identifies you for health care purposes.

An individual healthcare identifier (IHI) is a unique 16 digit number used to identify an individual for health care purposes. It helps health professionals access their patients’ My Health Records to read their medical history and add new information.

Your IHI doesn’t:

  • contain health information
  • replace your Medicare or DVA number
  • affect the way you claim medical benefits.

Page last updated: 22 November 2019