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
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.
Email and postal applications
Download and fill in the Over 70s medical card application form (PDF, 450KB, 8 pages).
You can also phone 0818 22 44 78 to order an application form in the post.
Download the Irish version of the form
Where to send the form
Make sure you include copies of all supporting documents.
National Medical Card Unit - medical card for over 70s,
PO Box 12629,
Make sure you include scans or photos of all supporting documents.