The medical card scheme entitles certain people to free public health services. This document explains the medical card and how to apply for it.
Medical card means test: aged under 70
How your income is assessed for the medical card income limits if you are under 70 years of age.
Medical card means test: aged over 70
How your income is assessed for the medical card income limits if you are over 70 years of age.
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?
GP visit cards for children under 6
Children under 6 are entitled to free visits to participating GPs. Find out how to register for the GP visit card for children under 6.
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000. The Phone Service will operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm during January 2017. You can also visit your local Citizens Information Centre.