GP Visit Cards
Unless you have a medical card or GP Visit Card, visits to family doctors are not free. What is a GP Visit Card and how can you apply?
Entitlement to health services
Describes the entitlement to public health services of people resident in Ireland.
The medical card scheme entitles certain people to free public health services. This document tells you the income guidelines and how to apply.
Prescribed drugs and medicines
Irish residents are entitled to either free or subsidised approved prescribed drugs and medicines and certain medical and surgical aids and appliances.
Drugs Payment Scheme
The Drugs Payment scheme is a scheme where individuals or families only pay a maximum monthly amount for all prescribed drugs, medicines or appliances they use.
Health services for visitors to Ireland
Explanation of the entitlement of visitors to health services and how ordinary residence is decided.
Prescription charges for medical card holders
Since 1 October 2010, people with medical cards pay a charge for medicines that they get on prescription from pharmacies.
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.