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The Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a scheme launched by the Indian government in September 2018. This scheme aims to provide free health care to people with a low income. The Ayushman Bharat Yojana applies to all beneficiaries who are identified by the SECC 2011 and who are already a part of the RSBY scheme. The process of applying to the scheme and getting a Ayushman Bharat Yojana Card is simple.
Before actually getting your Ayushman Bharat Yojana Card, you will have to check if you are eligible for the scheme. You can follow the steps given below to check your eligibility:
Step 1: Visit the government website for Ayushman Bharat Yojana (https://www.pmjay.gov.in/) and click on the ‘Am I Eligible’ button.
Step 2: Enter your mobile number and click on ‘Generate OTP’.
Step 3: Select your state and search by your name/ ration card number/ HHD number/ mobile number.
Step 4: Based on the results, you can know if you and your family are eligible for coverage under the scheme.
You can also contact any Empaneled Health Care Provider (ECHP) or call the Ayushman Bharat Yojana call center at 14555 or 1800-111-565 to know about your Ayushman Bharat Yojana eligibility.
The documents required to apply for the Ayushman Bharat Card are:
Once you know that you’re eligible for the Ayushman Bharat Yojana Scheme, you can work towards getting an e-card. This card is also known as the Ayushman Bharat Yojana Golden Card. Before this card is issued to a beneficiary, government officials verify the identity of the person at a PMJAY kiosk. This is done with the help of a document like an Aadhar Card or Ration Card. The family identification proofs can include a government certified list of members, RSBY Card and a PM Letter. After the verification is complete, the e-card is printed along with the unique AB-PMJAY ID.
You can also get your Ayushman Bharat Yojana Golden Card online. To get the PMJAY Golden Card, you can follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit the official PMJAY website (https://mera.pmjay.gov.in/search/login) and log in with your registered mobile number.
Step 2: Enter the CAPTCHA code and generate the OTP.
Step 3: Opt for the HHD Code.
Step 4: Provide the HHD code to the CSC (Common Service Centre) to check the HHD code and other details.
Step 5: The CSC representatives, who are also known as Ayushman Mitras will complete the remaining process.
Step 6: After the process is completed, you will have to pay Rs. 30 to get your Ayushman Bharat Yojana Card.
The Ayushman Bharat Yojana Card has made the process of getting treatment through the PMJAY scheme cashless and paperless. When the patient is availing treatment at an empaneled hospital, he/she will need to show their e-card.