If you are included on your family's card, we will send you your own card when you turn 16.
Your parents or guardians have a medical card or GP visit card
If your parents or guardians received a card after a financial assessment, you will also receive a card.
Your parents or guardians don't have a medical card
If you are financially independent
You can still apply if you live with your parents or guardians and earn more than €164 a week or if you live on your own and earn more than €184 a week.
If you are financially dependent on your parents or guardians
You should apply if you have a medical condition. You will need your parents or guardians to make an application too. Send both applications together. As a dependant, you will qualify if your parents or guardians qualify.
If you have any questions before you apply, call us on 1890 252 919.