You can register your child for a medical card if you receive a Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) for that child.
You will need to provide your:
- PPS number
- child’s PPS number
- contact details
- child's date of birth
- GP's name and address
If registering two or more children with different GPs, you must complete two registrations. Select the GP of choice for each child.
Email and postal registrations
Download and fill in the Domiciliary care allowance medical card registration form (PDF, 426KB, 4 pages).
You can also phone 0818 22 44 78 to order an application form in the post.
Where to send the form
National Medical Card Unit - domiciliary care allowance GP visit cards,
PO Box 12629,
Check if your GP is accepting registrations
Electronic GP registrations
If you register your child online and your GP is accepting registrations electronically, we will send your child’s details to them.
If your GP is not accepting registrations electronically, you will receive an email with a copy of your child’s registration details attached.
Print this email attachment, bring it to your GP to sign and then post it to:
The National Medical Card Unit,
PO Box 11745 Business Reply,