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Medical card applications for 16-25 year olds

If you are included on your family's card, we will send you your own card when you turn 16.

If your parents or guardians have a medical card or GP visit card

If your parents or guardians received a card after a financial assessment, you will also receive a card.

If your parents or guardians don't have a medical card

If you are financially independent

You can still apply if you live with your parents or guardians and earn more than €164 a week or if you live on your own and earn more than €184 a week.

If you are financially dependent on your parents or guardians

You should apply if you have a medical condition. You will need your parents or guardians to make an application too. Send both applications together. As a dependant, you will qualify if your parents or guardians qualify.

If you have any questions before you apply, call us on 1890 252 919.

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