Children with cancer diagnosis

The HSE has granted Medical Card eligibility to children under the age of 18 years, who have been diagnosed with cancer.  The parent or guardian whose child has had a diagnosis of cancer within the last 5 years, can apply for a Medical Card by completing an Application Form (MC1B)

An Irish language version of the MC1B form (Foirm Iarratais ar Chárta Leighis do Pháistí faoi 18 bliain) is also available. 

The income details of the child’s parent or guardian do not need to be provided with this application form, but a medical report completed by the child’s GP or medical consultant should accompany the application form.

Parents or guardians can seek further assistance by contacting LoCall 1890 252 919.

The completed form can be emailed to or sent by post to:

The National Medical Card Unit
PO Box 12629
Dublin 11

Application Forms are also available from Oncology centres nationwide.

Click here to see a list of hospitals where the form is available.