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Apply for a medical card

The quickest way to get a medical card or GP visit card is to apply online.

For people included in your application, you will need to provide:

  • PPS numbers
  • dates of birth
  • income and expense details

Email and postal applications

To apply for a medical card by email or post, download and fill in the medical card application form (PDF 1.71MB, 20 pages).

You can also phone 0818 22 44 78 to order one.

If you have any questions about the form, call us before you fill it out.

We aim to process applications within 15 working days. Incomplete applications will take longer.


Email the completed form to:

Make sure you include scans or photos of all supporting documents.


Post the completed form to:

National Medical Card Unit,
PO Box 11745,
Dublin 11

Make sure you include copies of all supporting documents.

Page last reviewed: 20 January 2023