Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Eligibility :

    1. 1. What is EHS?
      • Employees Health Scheme is intended to provide cashless treatment to all the State Government employees, pensioners and their dependent family members through a network of empanelled hospitals of Dr. YSR Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, in lieu of the present medical reimbursement system under "The Andhra Pradesh Integrated Medical Attendance Rules, 1972”. The beneficiaries can avail cashless treatment for the empanelled specialties in all the Network Hospitals for all the listed therapies. For more information visit website,
    2. 2. Who is Eligible?
      I. Serving Employees:
      • a. All regular State Government Employees. A State Government Employee will have the meaning as defined under Fundamental Rules (FR), including Provincialised work charged employees
      • b. Provincialized Employees of local bodies.
      • II. Retired Employees:
      • a. All service pensioners
      • b. Family pensioners without dependents
      • c. Re-employed Service Pensioners
    3. 3. Who is not eligible?
      • a. Those who are covered under other insurance schemes such as CGHS, ESIS, Railways, Aarogya Bhadratha of Police Department and Aarogya Sahayatha of Prohibition & Excise Department;
      • b. Law officers (Advocate General, State Prosecutors, State Counsels, Government Pleaders and Public Prosecutors);
      • c. Casual and Daily paid workers;
      • d. Biological parents if adopted parents exist;
      • e. All independent children; and
      • f. AIS officers and AIS pensioners.
    4. 4. Who are the family members?
      • The following will constitute the family:
      • a. Dependent Parents (either adoptive or biological, but not both).
      • b. One legally wedded wife in case of a male employee/ service pensioner.
      • c. Husband in case of a female employee/ service pensioner.
      • d. Wholly dependent legitimate children (including step children and adopted children); and
      • e. Dependents of family pensioners shall also be eligible as in the case of Service Pensioners.
    5. 5. Dependency means?
      • a. In case of parents, those who are dependent on the employee for their livelihood.
      • b. In case of unemployed daughters, those who are unmarried or widowed or divorced or deserted.
      • c. In case of unemployed sons, those who are below the age of 25 years.
      • d. Disabled children with a disability which renders them unfit for employment.
    6. 6. Are Judges, Govt. Pleaders, Standing counsels eligible?
      • No, Law Officer and Judicial Officers are not covered under the Scheme
    7. 7. If the parents of the employee have Dr. YSR Aarogyasri Card/ White Ration card, are they eligible under the EHS?
      • Dr. YSR Aarogyasri Card/White Ration Card will only be given to the BPL families. If parents are wholly dependent for their livelihood on the Government servant, their white card stands cancelled and disciplinary action will be initiated against the employee for using a benefit meant for the poor. The parents, who are living independently and have an Dr. YSR Aarogyasri Card are not eligible and should not be included under the Employees Health Scheme by the employee.
    8. 8. What to do if parents of an employee are added as beneficiaries (white card holder), employee wants to delete them from the application.
      • If parents of an employee having White Ration Card are added as beneficiaries such an employee shall apply online for deletion of the name in the EHF portal or may approach DDO concerned to delete them from the application.
    9. 9. Are the employee's/ Pensioner's in-laws eligible?
      • No. In-laws of an employee/pensioner (applicant) are not eligible.
    10. 10. Is there any enrollment to be done to avail the benefits?
      • No. There is no separate enrollment, all the BPL families holding valid white ration card are automatically covered from the day of implementation of the scheme.
    11. 11.Are adopted children or adopted parents covered under the scheme?
      • Yes. Either adopted parents or biological parents are eligible but not both. Similarly adopted children are also eligible.
    12. 12. If an unemployed son continues to be a dependant on the employee even after attaining the age of 25 years, is he eligible under the scheme?
      • No. Once the son attains the age of 25 years, he becomes ineligible under the scheme. In case the dependent (son) of the employee/Pensioner is having disability that renders him ineligible for employment he will be eligible to avail the benefits under Scheme and in that case disability certificate which is mandatory, shall be produced.
    13. 13. If one of the spouses is in Government service and the other spouse is having a private or any other medical insurance is she/he eligible under the scheme?
      • Yes, as a family member he/she can be added as a beneficiary under the scheme. However, if that spouse is covered by CGHS, ESIS, Railway, Aarogya Bhadratha, Aarogya Sahayatha, he/she cannot avail benefit under EHS.
    14. 14. Are the Employees covered under Aarogya Bhadratha / Aarogya Sahayatha Scheme, eligible to enroll under EHS?
      • No, as an employee he/she is not covered by EHS. However, after retirement Service Pensioners, Family Pensioners will be covered under the Scheme.
    15. 15. Are the Scheme benefits available to pensioners residing outside the State also?
      • Yes
    17. Enrolment :

    19. 1. How to enroll in EHS as an employee?
      • The employee can login into the web portal using their employee ID as ‘user ID', and the same user-ID as first time password, enter all mandatory details in the online application form and submit the application. The application will go to concern DDO. After approval of DDO, the health cards will be generated to the employees.
    20. How to enroll as a pensioner in EHS?
      • a. Your username = p + STO ID + PPO ID and password = STO ID + PPO ID . Ex: If your STO ID is 380 and your PPO ID is 116, then your username = p380116 and password = 380116. You can obtain your username and password from your STO/APPO or by calling EHS Toll-free number by dialling ‘18004251818'.
      • b. Login to the web portal Sign-in with your username and password, submit the application. Applicant will receive health card after approval by the Trust. The card enables the beneficiary to avail the scheme benefits from the list of Empanelled Hospitals, for the specialties empanelled under EHS.
    21. 2. Is Aadhaar card or Enrollment slip compulsory for enrolment under EHS?
      • Yes. Even if Aadhaar Card enrolment number is available, it is sufficient to enroll under EHS. Please read the instruction on how to fill Aadhaar enrolment number in the application form, Consisting 28 digit number.
    22. 3. If a pensioner has not enrolled himself/herself under the scheme, does he/she have to contribute for the scheme?
      • Yes. The deduction of contribution to the scheme will be done automatically by STO/APPO from the November pension payable on 01.12.2014 and onwards, as per G.O.Ms. No.134, HM & FW (I.1) Dept., Dt: 29.10.2014, irrespective of whether he/she has enrolled in the scheme or not.
    23. 4. What is the employees/pensioners subscription under the Scheme:
      • The monthly contribution will be Rs.225/- (for Slab A consisting of employees with Pay Grades from I to IV, and Slab B consisting of employees with Pay Grades from V to XVII) and Rs.300/- (for Slab C consisting of employees with Pay Grades from XVIII to XXXII). The Pay Grades for the three Slabs under other Pay Scales, such as University Grants Commission Pay Scales, will be those equivalents to the corresponding Pay Grades under the State Government. The contribution for service pensioners or family pensioners will be according to the present Pay Grade of the post from which the pensioner retired from service.
    24. 5. A State Government Employee/Pensioner has enrolled under the Scheme and added his/her spouse, who is also a State Government Employee/Pensioner, as dependent family member. In that case whether contribution will be deducted from the salary/pension of the other spouse, who is added as dependent family member.
      • If both of the spouses are Government employees or Service Pensioners, contribution by any one of the spouses is sufficient. In such a case, the applicant shall give a declaration to the effect that the other spouse is a Government employee / Service Pensioner, duly indicating the Employee Code / Pensioner Code of the other spouse.
    25. 6. Is a single card like ration card be given for the entire family under the scheme?
      • No. Individual cards will be issued to the employee/pensioner and their dependent family members.
    26. 7. From where the Health Card will be issued to the Pensioner?
      • Health Card will be generated by the Trust and placed in the Login of the Pensioner. The Pensioner can login to the portal by using his/her "User ID" and "Password", download the Health Card, Print it and use it for availing treatment in the Network Hospitals under Employees Health Scheme.
    27. 8. Is unemployed daughter, if not married, eligible under the scheme?
      • Yes. Unemployed daughters who are unmarried or widowed or divorced or deserted are eligible. Once she is married she becomes ineligible.
    28. 9. Who is competent to delete name of "son" who has crossed the age of 25 years?
      • The date of birth of "son" furnished by the employee/pensioner is available in the System. As such, the system automatically renders the "Son" who crosses 25 years, ineligible under the Scheme and invalidates his Health Card.
    29. 10. Can the Employee edit the employee details on his health card?
      • No. The employee cannot edit the details like name of the employee; date of birth, designation, department on his health card. However, Change of fields like name, designation, department etc., if any to be changed, the employee shall submit details with approval of DDO through email to
    30. 11. I forgot my password. How to reset new Password?
      • After clicking on Sign-in button on home page, click on 'forgot password'. The system generated password will be sent to the applicant's mobile number and e-mail id.
    31. 12. Some details were incorrectly filled in and the application was submitted to the Trust. How to correct them?
      • In the case of pensioners, the individual cannot correct it, once it is submitted. The application form has to be rejected by the TRUST/STO, enabling the applicant to correct the same and resubmit for approval or JEO (EHS) of the Trust can also make the corrections, based on the complaint.In the case of employees, the individual cannot correct it, once it is submitted. The application form has to be rejected by the concern DDO, enabling the applicant to correct the same and resubmit for approval.
    32. 13. My mobile number has been incorrectly entered at the time of changing password. What shall I do?
      • In such a case, the individual has to lodge a complaint in the portal,, by furnishing the details of user ID, Name, correct mobile number for taking suitable action or send an E-mail to for taking suitable action.
    33. 14. When I wanted to log in with the given user ID and password, the alert message shows as 'Invalid User ID or Password'. What should I do?
      • There won't be a invalid user ID and password. Enter the correct 8 digits password which has been received through SMS on registered mobile as well as through email. Password will be like "nAI0xQk7" (Case sensitive)
    34. 15. Pensioner application has been rejected by the TRUST/STO/APPO with certain remarks. What is the process for resubmission?
      • The common symptoms are enlisted in the Brochure on Dr.YSR Aarogyasri provided to all the BPL families. You may approach any of the PHC or Government Hospital near to you to know about your disease. You may contact Vaidyamithra at these hospitals for facilitation. You may also approach a Health Camp conducted by the Network Hospital. The 24 hour call centre with toll free number 104 also will guide you in this regard.
    35. 16. Employee/Pensioner name entered in the Aadhar card and service register/PPO copy is slightly differs, which name should I enter?
      • Enter the name, as recorded in the service register/PPO copy.
    36. 17. What is the last date for pensioners for enrolment?
      • There is no last date for enrolment for pensioners.
    37. 18. After retirement of an employee under EHS, is it necessary to enroll again as a pensioner.
      • Yes. This System allows utilization of cards issued to employee for a period of six months from date of retirement. Once the pensioner ID is allotted, he/she shall enroll in the system using the pensioner ID
    38. 19. When will SMS be sent to the beneficiaries?
      • SMS will be sent to applicant's registered mobile number in respect of the following activity.
      • a. When the applicant changes password.
      • b. When the applicant uses "Forgot Password" Option.
      • c. When the Pensioners application is submitted.
      • d. When the TRUST/STO/APPO approves / rejects the application.
    39. 20. Can enrollment be done in mee-Seva centers, if so what are the charges to be paid?
      • Yes. The Government / the Director, ESD (mee-Seva) issued instructions to mee-Seva centers (As per Go. Rt.No. 1837, HM & FW dept, dt:27.12.2012) for enrolment of Employee/pensioners for health cards at the following rates:
      • a. Rs.35/- for Employee/pensioner.
      • b. Rs.15/- for each dependent family member
      • c. Rs.2/- for printed application (per application).
      • The services at mee-Seva centers may be availed at the above rates.
    40. 21. STOs/APPOs are not attending to the job of clearing applications. What is the status of health card when it shows as "Pending with DDO/STO"?
      • Government has directed the STOs/APPOs to clear the applications. The grievances have to be brought to the notice of DTA for necessary action. There is no problem with the status showing "pending with DDO/STO". Without Approval of STO/APPO pensioner can download the health card and avail the treatment. Pending status can be cleared by the respective STO even in due course.
    41. 22. How to check the Health Card status?
    43. Coverage :

    45. 1. What are the benefits covered under the Scheme?
      • a) In patient treatment:
      • For the listed therapies under all specialties in all the empanelled hospitals. List can be seen on website
      • Follow-up treatment of Surgical or medical ailments.
      • Packages will include entire range of investigation, medicines, implants, consumable, diet, post operations/post treatment complications and follow-up care. Packages will also include pre-evaluation by patients including consultation and investigations even in the cases which do not finally end up with admission for IP treatment.
      • b) Out Patient treatment for Chronic Diseases:
      • OP treatment for Chronic diseases will be provided in notified Government Hospitals and include consultation, investigations and drugs detailed Guidelines will be made available on the website.
    46. 2. What is the financial coverage?
      • The employees, pensioners and their dependent family members will be eligible for a sum of Rs.2.00 lakhs (Rupees two lakhs only) per episode of illness with no limit on the number of episodes as existing in APIMA Rules, 1972. However, in the cases where the cost of treatment exceeds Rs.2.00 lakhs, cashless treatment will continue. No network hospital shall deny the treatment in such cases.
      • The limit of Rs.2.00 lakhs will not apply in cases where predetermined package rates are above Rs.2.00 lakhs.
      • Chief Executive Officer, Dr.YSR Aarogyasri Health Care Trust will settle the claims which exceed Rs.2.00 lakhs, following the standard claims settlement process after obtaining the approval of the Technical Committee constituted by the Government.
    47. 3. What is the difference between Aarogyasri Scheme and Employees Health Scheme and in facilities, ceiling of amount etc?
      • The Aarogyasri Scheme introduced by the erstwhile Government of Andhra Pradesh and is being continued and the Scheme is meant for BPL families and its coverage is Rs.5.00 lakhs per annum for the entire family on floater basis, covering 2436 procedures and the patient is entitled for in-patient treatment in general ward only. 133 procedures are earmarked for treatment exclusively in Government Network Hospitals.
      • You can avail the benefits of the scheme by approaching any PHC / CHC / Area Hospital / District Hospital or any of the government hospitals nearer to you or any health camp being conducted near your village with the White card / Health Card and medical reports if any. You can also approach the any of the network hospital directly in case of Emergency.
    48. 4. Is Out-Patient treatment covered in Employees Health Scheme?
      • Outpatient treatment is available only for chronic diseases in notified Government Hospitals between 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM on week days, in special clinics where a consultant Doctor will see the patients. Pharmacist, Radiology and clinical laboratory services with sample collection will be available. Medicines will be supplied to the patient at the Special Clinics as per the prescription given by the Consultant Doctor.
    50. Hospitals :

    52. 1. What are the empanelled hospitals?
    53. 1. What are the empanelled hospitals?
    54. 2. Are the wards same as Aarogyasri wards in private hospitals or are there any separate wards allotted for the employees/Pensioners?
      • No. Under EHS semi private and private wards are given as per eligibility based on the grade of Pay.
    55. 3. Will the employees be treated on par with the common public who avail treatment on payment of cash?
      • Yes. They will be treated on par with the patients making cash payment
    56. 4. Is there a limit on the number of patients in each hospital?
      • No. There is no limit on the number of patients to be admitted in hospitals and it is subject to availability of beds in the hospital.
    57. 5. What precautions should be taken before approaching the hospital, to avail cashless treatment in EHS?
      • Ensure that the hospital and the required medical speciality are empanelled with the trust under the scheme to get the cashless treatment. For specific information may contact 18004251818 or visit website. After approaching the hospital the patient shall register with AAROGYA MITHRA available at the KIOSK of the hospital by providing the Health card.
    58. 6. What are the Hospitals empanelled under the EHS?
    59. 7. Which are the Hospitals where I can be treated?
    60. 8. Whom should I approach for availing treatment at an empanelled Hospital?
      • In each empanelled hospital there will be a "Kiosk" pertaining to Dr. YSR Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, where an "Aarogya Mithra" will be available to take care of the EHS patient, who approaches the Hospital for availing treatment under the Scheme. He will register the patient on production of Health Card and will take all the steps needed for the treatment of the patient.
    61. 9. What Should I do if the empanelled Hospital refuses to entertain or give a step motherly treatment?
      • Complaint can be lodged in the portal as indicated below:
      • * Login on EHS portal
      • * Click on "Sign-in"
      • * Select "Employee/Pensioner"
      • * In the Landing Page, click on "Any issue/Complaint"
      • * Fill in the details of complaint and click "submit"
      • (OR)
      • * Call 18004251818 and lodge complaint which will be forwarded to the Grievance Department of Aarogyasri Health Care Trust for redressal.