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Coronavirus: Stay at home

Health information and advice to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Renew your medical card

If your card is due to expire during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we will automatically extend your card for up to one year. You do not need to contact us to arrange this. We will send you a letter to confirm this with your new card.

We will assess you again when the coronavirus pandemic is over. We will write to you to let you know this is happening.

Medical cards and GP visit cards are issued for a period of time. Your card has a ‘Valid to’ date on it. We will contact you when we need to review your eligibility. We review your eligibility before we can renew your card.

You can also use our online eligibility status check to see if your card is still valid.

We will write to you by email or post to complete a medical card review. It is important we have your current address.

If you are no longer eligible for a medical card, we will assess you for a GP visit card. We will write to you to let you know the outcome.

If you received a letter and PIN from us, inviting you to use the online medical card application system, select 'Review my medical card'.

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