- Oct 13, 2013
Ok for people who dont understand this:IHI number.
An IHI (Individual healthcare identifier) number is ra unique identifier required to link information such as vaccinations.
Medicare and DVA numbers are actually IHI numbers.
Those without either can apply for one via the myGov account. Or see here
Interestingly you can also apply for an IHI under a pseudonym. However you need an existing IHI with real name before applying for a pseudonym IHI.
Basically the same as a Medicare number but without the benefits of Medicare.
Medicare card holders can also apply for pseudonym IHI but these cannot be used for Medicare claims or PBS medicines.