Free GP Visit Card Expansion

On November 13, the Free GP visit card was expanded to 215,000 people.

All children aged under 8 and people aged 70 and over are automatically eligible for a GP Visit Card. People aged up to 69 and parents of children aged 8 can apply for a means-tested GP Visit Card which considers a persons or family’s circumstances, income and expenses. As well as assessing various kinds of income, a means test assessment considers personal situations, including dependent children and living situation, plus expenses such as rent or mortgage and childcare costs.

A simplified online application process is available on the HSE website.