Children's health

Health and medical services for children
The general entitlement of children to health services in Ireland and the specific services available.

Vaccinations for children and young people
Vaccination and immunisation services for children are free of charge.

Health services for pre-school children
The HSE provides free health screening for pre-school children.

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.
This document is in: Medical cards and GP visit cards

School health screening
There are various child health screenings provided in public primary schools. Information on screenings and how they are organised.

Caring for a child with a disability
Find out what supports and services are available to parents, guardians and carers of children with disabilities