There are now a few types of medical cards:
Full Medical Card, Doctor only Card, Under 6’s Card and the Over 70’s card
You can download Full Medical Card forms and Doctor only Card forms from the HSE website at www.hse.ie or alternatively you can call into reception where the reception team can also give you an application form.
Not all services are covered under the Medical Card Scheme:
Services not included are as follows:
- Blood Tests
- Driving Licence
- Medical and Driving Eyesight Test
- Travel Vaccinations
- Medical examinations or reports for legal purposes
- Insurance policies
- Pre-employment examinations
- 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
- Letters (eg. Gym, social welfare etc)
- Filling out forms
- Ear Syringing
Under 6’s Card
Children are now entitled to Free GP care. You must register your child for this service. Please log into www.hse.ie and follow the instructions for signing up to free GP care for the Under 6’s.
Over 70’s Card
All patients aged 70 years and older are entitled to an Over 70’s card. You must register for this service. Please log into www.hse.ie and follow the instructions for signing up to the Over 70’s scheme.