Medical card applications for 16 to 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 0818 22 44 78.

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