Medical card for children with cancer

Children who have been diagnosed with cancer within the last 5 years can get a medical card.

You don't need to supply income and outgoing details. The application form just requires a medical report from your GP or hospital doctor.

Email and postal applications

Download and fill in the Medical card application form for children with cancer (PDF, 768KB, 4 pages).

Where to send the form


Make sure you include copies of all supporting documents.


National Medical Card Unit - medical card for children with cancer,
PO Box 12629,
Dublin 11

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

Page last reviewed: 20 January 2023
Next review due: 20 January 2026