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Medical card for Domiciliary Care Allowance

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.

Register online

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,
Dublin 11

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,
Dublin 11

Page last reviewed: 20 January 2023