Free GP Visits for Some Carers

The Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2018 was passed by the Dail in July week – and it means that about  14,000 Carers will now be entitled to receive Free GP Care.

The Bill means that those carers  in receipt of either full or half rate Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Benefit will be automatically eligible for a GP service free of charge.  The Carers Benefit/ allowance is means tested – so not all carers get it.

Applications for free GP care for carers are now available (since Sept 1st 2018)

Carers can register here online 

Or a printable form is available here

Forms are also available by calling  1890 252 919

The GP visit card for children under 6 is available to all children under the age of 6.

The GP visit card is available to everyone aged over 69 without an income test.