Medical cards and GP visit cards
The medical card scheme entitles certain people to free public health services. This document explains the medical card and how to apply for it.
How your income is assessed for the medical card income limits if you are under 70 years of age.
How your income is assessed for the medical card income limits if you are over 70 years of age.
Family doctors (GPs) provide certain services to medical card holders free of charge.
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?
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.
In certain emergency situations, a healthcare professional can apply for you to get a temporary medical card known as an emergency medical card.