Medical card for over 70s

If you are 70 or over you qualify for a medical card, if your gross income is:

  • not more than €550 a week if you are single
  • not more than €1050 a week for a couple

For couples

If one of you is aged 70 or older, you will both qualify for a medical card, if your combined gross income is €1050 or less a week.

If one of you is aged 70 or older, you will both qualify for a GP visit card, if your combined gross income is over €1050, but not greater than €1,400 a week.

Medical conditions and costs

If you have any long-term medical conditions, you must include a medical report from your doctor or consultant.

If you have high medical costs and you do not qualify for an over 70s card, you can apply for a general medical card or GP visit card.

Postal applications

Download the Over 70s medical card application form (PDF, 450KB, 8 pages). You can also LoCall 0818 22 44 78 to order one in the post.

Post the completed form to:

The National Medical Card Unit,
PO Box 11745,
Dublin 11,
D11 XKF3

Page last reviewed: 21 October 2018
Next review due: 21 October 2021