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Dr YSR Aarogyasri Health Insurance Scheme: Benefits, Coverage & Eligibility

With a primary objective of providing financial aid to the low-income families in the state so that they can get quality healthcare services, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr. YS Rajashekar Reddy launched a health scheme in 2007. The scheme was named as YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme. It is managed by the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust.

The YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme provides several benefits and one of the most used benefits is its cashless treatment in the government hospitals of Andhra Pradesh. The Arogyasri Health Care Trust issues an Aarogyasri card that allows easy management of the scheme. The beneficiary can avail of the benefits after showing this card at the government hospitals under the YSR Aarogyasri health scheme.

AP YSR Aarogyasri Scheme: Brief Overview

Here is a brief overview of the Aarogyaari health scheme of Andhra Pradesh.

Scheme Name

Dr YRS Aarogyasri Health Scheme

Launched By

Dr. YSR Rajashekar Reddy, CM of Andhra Pradesh



Applicants Allowed to avail benefits of the scheme

Residents of Andhra Pradesh only

Primary Objective

Cashless healthcare treatment to low-income families in Andhra Pradesh

Official Website

COVID-19 Coverage in YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme

The whole world is going through a pandemic so let us begin by telling you about the coverage this scheme provides for Covid-19. It is a highly contagious virus and has symptoms like dry cough, fever, breathing problems, etc. YSR Aarogyasri health scheme has included 15 new medical management procedures that will be covered under the scheme and they are as follows:

  • Septic Shock Intensive Care Management
  • Medical Management of Acute Respiratory Failure (with ventilator)
  • Medical Management of Acute Respiratory Failure (without ventilator)
  • Medical Management of Acute Severe Asthma with Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Medical Management of Acute Bronchitis with Pneumonia and Respiratory Failure.
  • Medical Management of ARDS
  • Medical Management of ARDS with DIC (Blood & Blood Products) (D65)
  • Medical Management of ARDS with DIC (Blood & Blood Products) (D65) in Paediatrics
  • Medical Management of ARDS with multi-organ failure (R65.1)
  • Medical Management of ARDS with multi-organ failure in Paediatrics
  • Medical Management of Confirmed Covid-19 (Stable)
  • Medical Management of Confirmed Covid-19 with Comorbidities- HTN, DM, COPD, HIV. Chr. Liver Disease, Chr. Enal Disease
  • Medical Management of COPD with Respiratory Failure (Infective Exacerbation)
  • Medical Management of Pneumonia
  • Medical Management of Suspected Covid-19 (Stable)

Moving on to the other benefits of the AP YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme.

Benefits of Aarogyasri Health Scheme

The YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme is highly beneficial for low-income earning families and provides several benefits. Here are the benefits provided by this scheme:

Cashless Healthcare

There is a financial cover of Rs 5 lakh per year to the beneficiary and his/her family. This cover can be utilized by any registered family member.

In-Patient Care

The listed diseases under the scheme as well as the hospitalization are covered.

Out-Patient Treatment

Cashless treatment is provided to the beneficiary for the listed diseases at health camps as well as in the network hospitals.

Pre-Existing Disease Cover

If the beneficiary is suffering from any disease before registering for the Aarogyasri Health Scheme will be provided cover. This feature is not provided under many of the other health insurance policies

Follow-up Treatment Cover

The follow-up treatments after the hospitalization eat up a good chunk of money. Aarogyasri Health Scheme provides coverage for that as well.

Family Floater Cover

Under the Aarogyasri health scheme, the whole family will be provided coverage. The buyer does not have to purchase a separate health insurance plan for each member of the family. 

Treatments Covered in YSR Aarogyasri Scheme

Several treatments ranging from standard to critical treatments are covered in this Scheme. They are as follows:

General Surgery

Critical Care

ENT Surgery

General Medicine


Infectious Diseases

Gynaecology & Obstetrics


Orthopedic Surgery & Procedures


Surgical Gastroenterology


Cardiothoracic Surgery


Paediatric Surgeries


Genitourinary Surgeries




Surgical Oncology


Medical Oncology


Radiation Oncology


Plastic Surgery

Prostheses & Polytrauma

There are some of the new procedures included in the YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme. They are as follows:

Superficial Parotidectomy(Non-malignant)

Laparoscopic HemiThyroidectomy

Excision of Meckel’s Diverticulum

Rectovaginal fistula Management without Colostomy

Rectopexy Open with Mesh for Rectal Prolapse



Exenteration of Orbit

Glaucoma Surgery

Joint reconstruction/intra articular fractures

Bone tumor surgery reconstruction with internal fixation

Coronary Balloon Angioplasty with Drug-eluting stent

Surgical management of Empyema Thoracis

Lumbar Hernia repair In Paediatric Patients

Excision of Ureterocele with Ureteric Implantation

Open radical Prostatectomy

Bladder neck reconstruction for Incontinence

Laparoscopic Surgical treatment for Duodenal Perforation

Treatments Not Covered in YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme

There are some of the treatments that are not covered in this scheme. They are as follows:

Knee replacement surgeries


Gamma-knife procedures in neurosurgery


Medical treatment related to bone marrow


Leprosy & Filaria

Infectious diseases

Assisted devices for cardiac failures


Cardiac and liver transplantations


Elgibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the AP YSR Aarogyasri health scheme are as follows:

  • The applicant should be a local of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  • The annual income of the applicant’s family should be less than Rs 5 lakh.
  • They should hold a white ration card.
  • The applicant must not have a land more than 35 acres. (Wet & Dry)
  • The applicant must have less than 3000 square feet of area.
  • One must fall under Municipal Property Tax-paying Families.
  • The applicant cannot own more than 1 car.
  • A private sector employee and an honorary remuneration employee can be the beneficiary of this scheme.
  • Families that file for an income tax of up to Rs 5 lakh can be the beneficiary of this scheme.

How to Register for AP YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme?

If you are eligible for the YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme, then you can follow the below-mentioned procedure to AP YSR Aarogyasri registration under the scheme.

Online Procedure

To enroll in the scheme online, follow the procedure mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website
  • Login
  • Fill the Aarogyasri health card application form
  • Upload required documents
  • Submit the form
  • Fetch the printout

Offline Procedure

To enroll in the scheme offline, you will have to follow the procedure mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on YSR Aarogya Health Card Performa
  • Download the YSR Aarogyasri Scheme application form
  • Take the printout
  • Fill the form
  • Submit the form physically to the concerned department
  • Once verified, the beneficiary will get the YSR health card.

YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme: Documents Required

These documents required to enroll are as follows:

  • Aadhar Card
  • Address proof
  • Income certificate
  • BPL certificate

YSR Aarogyasri Health Card & Its Features

Once the applicant enrolls successfully, the family will get the YSR health card. The card holds a unique number, beneficiary’s photo and other important details. The card is used to avail the required cashless benefits at the network hospitals. Here are some of the features of YSR Aarogyasri health card:

  • The cardholder can avail reimbursement of Rs 1.5 lakh
  • If the expenses exceed 1.5 lakh, the cardholder can avail of additional benefits of Rs 50,000.
  • Card provides Rs 2 lakh worth of coverage for serious illness treatment.
  • 938 medical and surgical treatments can be availed under the scheme.

How to Download YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme Card?

The scheme holders can download the YSR health card by following the below steps:

  • Visit the official website of Dr. YSR Aarogysri Health Care Trust
  • On the home page, there is a section called ‘EHS’. Select it and proceed for ‘Download Health Card’ option.
  • Enter the relevant user Id and click on ‘Go’.
  • Mention the necessary information to get the YSR Aarogyasri Health Card on the screen.
  • Download a soft copy of the card and use it whenever is required.

YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme Vs Ayushman Bharat Scheme

As per a report of Telangana today, YSR Aarogyasri health scheme is considered a better scheme than Ayushman Bharat Scheme, when compared.


YSR Aarogyasri Health Scheme

Ayushman Bharat Scheme

Sum Insured

Rs 2 lakh up to Rs 13 Lakh

Rs 5 Lakh


Does not follow SECC

Follows Socio-economic caste census data (SECC)


Was implemented in 2007, State governments are aware of its working.

Ayushman bharat scheme is a new scheme. Not many families are aware of it.

How to Claim YSR Aarogyasri Scheme?

To claim the YSR health scheme, the beneficiary has to show their YSR health card to the Vaidya Mitra so that it can be verified. If the beneficiary does not possess the card, then he/she can provide the card number for recognition.

Claim Process for Hospitals

An authorization must be obtained by the hospital for the surgical treatments. The trust will only accept the claim if the hospital authorities meet the following conditions:

  • Hospitals are allowed to treat the patient for the approved treatments under the scheme.
  • Fill the claim form as soon as possible.
  • The claim amount is less than the pre-authorized limit.
  • Photographic evidence of treatment for claim settlement is there.

Apart from this, the beneficiary can also use the online portal to collect the claim documents, intimate claims etc. The beneficiary will have to verify the following information once the claim is filed:

  • Identity of patient
  • Evidence of treatment
  • Claim amount with respect to the authorized amount
  • Case management concerning for before authorization 

YSR Aarogyasri App: How to Download?

YSR Aarogyasri App is helpful in providing comprehensive details about the scheme. The Aarogyasri App is easily available on Google Play Store, which can be access by any android user.

  • Open ‘play store’ on your android phone
  • Search for ‘YSR Aarogyasri’ or ‘YSR Aarogyasri Healthcare Trust’

Install the App

Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 05 May 2021
Disclaimer: Policybazaar does not endorse, rate or recommend any particular insurer or insurance product offered by an insurer.

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