Announcement Number 001/2024 / Universal Public Health Insurance (UPHI)

The new 10th Cycle of UPHI scheme has started countrywide (from 25 February 2024)

and the scheme is open and accessible to all Amayesh, Hoviat and Smart card holders.


Vulnerable refugees who are Amayesh, Hoviat and Smart card holders (including refugees with Special Diseases – such as Haemophilia, Thalassemia, Renal Failure, Kidney Transplant and Multiple Sclerosis [MS]), similar to previous cycles, can approach Pishkhan centers contracted with Iran Health Insurance Organization (IHIO) countrywide and enroll in the free-of-charge health insurance coverage from 25 February 2024 – 24 February 2025.

Premium payers:

As per previous cycles, other refugees who are Amayesh, Hoviat and Smart card holders can also approach Pishkhan centres contracted with IHIO countrywide and by paying the ratified premium fee, enroll in the UPHI scheme and receive health insurance coverage with duration of 12-months from the date of enrolment.

Important points regarding registration:

  • To know if you fall under vulnerable or premium payer category, please approach your nearest Pishkhan centers contracted with IHIO countrywide or call contact No. 1666 (IHIO’s dedicated operator for UPHI) and check your vulnerability status and your access to the scheme. Enrollment in the scheme takes place at Pishkhan Centers.
  • Refugees who wish to enroll in UPHI scheme can find out about the status of their insurance coverage by dialing *1666# and using a Specific code.
  • Refugees holding a Smart card, in order to enroll in the scheme, please ensure to bring a copy of their previous Amayesh card with them and provide it to the authorities of Pishkhan Centers contracted with IHIO to facilitate their registration.
  • All refugees should ensure that when approaching Pishkhan centers, pre-registration is conducted at the time of enrolment.
  • Refugees who have enrolled in UPHI scheme, can always find out the status of their insurance coverage and its validity period by dialing the code *1666#.
  • By enrolling in this UPHI scheme you can benefit from a 12-months health insurance coverage.
  • All diagnostic and treatment services for refugees are covered in all hospitals contracted with IHIO countrywide, similar to Iranians.
  • All refugees who have enrolled in Universal Public Health Insurance scheme can receive medical services through online prescription services by providing their Identity Cards (valid Amayesh/Hoviat/Smart Card or Laissez-Passer) and shall be referred to medical centers, who will verify access to UPHI in the system. Your access to UPHI and the coverage of insured services in the system of medical centers will be confirmed by presenting valid Amayesh/Hoviat/Smart Card or Laissez-Passer.