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 card
If your parents or guardians received a medical card or GP visit card after a financial assessment, you will also get a card. But you must also submit your own application.
Parent or guardian does not have a medical card
If you are financially independent you can still apply if you live with your parents or guardians and you:
- earn more than €164 a week, or
- you live on your own and earn more than €184 a week
Financially dependent on a parent or guardian
If you are financially dependent on a parent or guardian, 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, phone us on 0818 22 44 78.