R01 - Record Newborn


This business service is available for hospitals to record a newborn in the Client Registry and assign a Personal Health Number (PHN), immediately upon the birth of the child.


To assign a PHN to a baby born in a B.C. hospital, establish a relationship between the baby and its mother and ensure the Client Registry has a record of the child. This ensures that the PHN is available for any health care provider to record in their system and for unique client identification.


Access requires Ministry of Health approval and a signed Data Access Agreement or Service Level Agreement between the organization and the ministry.

Contact Information

This business service is available through the ministry's web application. To register for access, please contact Data Access Services at HLTH.HNETConnection@gov.bc.ca. The Ministry of Health HelpDesk is available at 250-952-1234.

This business service is also available for integrated software development. For more information on integrated software development, review the integration process page, or e-mail Conformance and Integration Services at HLTH.CISSupport@gov.bc.ca.


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