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Medical card for Domiciliary Care Allowance

Register online for a medical card for your child if they receive a Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA).

You can register your child for a medical card if you receive a Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) for that child.

You will need to provide your:

  • PPS number
  • child’s PPS number
  • contact details
  • child's date of birth
  • GP's name and address

If registering two or more children with different GPs, you must complete two registrations. Select the GP of choice for each child.

Register online

To register more than one child, click 'Add another child' after you have entered your first child’s details.

Postal registration

  1. Download the Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) Medical Card Registration Form
  2. Complete the form
  3. Send the completed form to:
    The National Medical Card Unit
    PO Box 11745
    Dublin 11
    D11 XKF3

Check if your GP is accepting registrations

Electronic GP registrations

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

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 Business Reply
Dublin 11
D11 XKF3

Page last reviewed: 21/10/2018
Next review due: 21/10/2021