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Applying for an electronic health professional card (eHPC) as a person in a healthcare profession


The electronic health professional card (eHBA) is a chip card for personal authentication of persons in health professions. The eHBA gives you access to the telematics infrastructure (TI). The TI networks all participants in the health care system and thus enables, for example, access to the electronic patient record (ePA) in the future.
There are different eHBAs for different professional groups. There is an eHBA for:

  • Physicians
  • Persons in health care professions
  • Pharmacists

Use this online service to apply for an eHBA as a non-appointed person in a health profession. These include:

  • Health care professionals.
  • Nurses
  • geriatric nurses
  • Midwives
  • Physiotherapists
  • Emergency paramedics

To obtain the eHBA, you must first enroll in the electronic health professional registry (eGBR). You then apply for the eHBA from a trusted service provider (VDA). VDAs charge an annual fee, which may vary from VDA to VDA.

You can apply for an electronic health professional card (eHBA) online:

  • Access the electronic health professional register (eGBR) specialist portal and complete the online application.
  • There is a one-time administrative fee for entry into the eGBR.
  • Upon receipt of your application, your professional credentials will be reviewed.
  • You will receive an email with the results of the check and your process number after the check has been completed.
  • You use the process number to order your eHBA as a smart card from a trust service provider (VDA) of your choice for a fee.
  • You must present a professional license.
  • You must pay the administrative fee.
  • Completed application form
  • Scan or photo of your professional license (professional license certificate)
  • If applicable, proof of name change (for example, marriage certificate)

Administration Fee: 40,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
There is a fixed administrative fee of EUR 40.00. The selected VDA also charges its own costs for providing the eHBA.

Storage Period: 5 Years

Processing Time: 2 - 8 Weeks

  • Opposition

The card is valid for 5 years.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)