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Medical card applications for 16-25 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 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.

Page last reviewed: 20 January 2023