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Under 6s GP visit card

All children under 6 years of age living in Ireland can get a GP visit card.

The under 6s GP visit card covers:

  • free GP visits
  • assessments at age 2 and 5
  • GP home visits
  • out-of-hours urgent GP care
  • care for children with asthma

Medication costs and hospital charges are not covered.

Register online

To register your child you need to provide your:

  • PPS number
  • child's PPS number
  • GP's name 

If you don't have your child's PPS number, contact the Department of Social Protection on LoCall 1890 927 999 or email

Register online

Register by post

Download the form in English or Irish or LoCall 1890 252 919 to order one in the post

Post the completed form to:
GP Visit Card - Under 6s
PO Box 12629
Dublin 11

Check if your GP is accepting registrations

Your GP may not be on the list of GPs providing services for Under 6s GP visit cards. They may not be currently accepting patients.

If your GP is not taking part in this scheme, or can't take any more patients, you need to pick another GP.

Electronic GP registrations

If your GP is accepting registrations electronically, we will send your child’s details to them after you register.

If your GP is not accepting registrations electronically, you will receive an email with a copy of your child’s registration details attached.

Print this email attachment, bring it to your GP to sign and then post it to:

The National Medical Card Unit,
PO Box 11745
Dublin 11
D11 XKF3

After you apply

Once you complete the registration process, your GP will get the details and your child will get a card within a few days.

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page last reviewed: 21/10/2018
next review due: 21/10/2021