Apply for a medical card

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

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

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

Postal applications

To apply for a medical card by post:

  1. Download the form in English or Irish or LoCall 0818 22 44 78 to order one.
  2. If you have any questions about the form, call us before you fill it out.
  3. Post the completed form to the National Medical Card Unit, PO Box 11745, Dublin 11, D11 XKF3


Make sure all your information is correct and include all supporting documentation. 

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


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Medical card and GP visit card application form PDF 577KB - Medical card and GP visit card application form

Medical card application form - Gaeilge PDF 724KB - To apply for a Medical Card by post, download this application form, complete and return to Client Registration Unit, PO Box 11745, Dublin 11 - Irish version.

Page last reviewed: 21 October 2018
Next review due: 21 October 2021