All GMS patients who are attending the practice must provide a valid medical card or doctor visit card to reception.
Patients with expired or invalid medical cards or doctor visit cards will be required to pay as per our normal schedule of fees, as only costs incurred while cards are valid are covered by the GMS.
Medical card and doctor visit card application: https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/medical-cards/medical-card-application-form-english.pdf
Discretionary medical card application: https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/medical-cards/gp-medical-report-form-for-discretionary-medical-card-application.pdf
What your GMS/DVC DOES NOT cover:
- Minor Surgery
- Phlebotomy Services (Routine Blood Tests)-non Doctor led investigations.
- Warfarin Monitoring
- Women’s and Men’s health clinics
- Some childhood vaccinations
- Cervical smears if not covered by Cervical check programme.
- Travel Vaccinations
- Pre-Employment Medicals
- Insurance medicals/report. Medical examinations for legal purposes. Consultations or reports for legal purposes (where you are claiming from a third party).
- Sports medicals/reports
- Examinations relating to fitness to drive
- Passport/identity reports
- Crèche reports/School attendance notes/certificates
- Certificates/letters in support of applications for services under the Social Welfare Acts
- Letters for exemption from Jury Service
- Utilities reports/letters
- Ear Syringing
- Preventative Services (i.e. Health checks/Screening services)
- Therapeutic Counselling
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
You must be living in Ireland to renew your EHIC. This also applies to EU citizens living in Ireland.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) lets you get healthcare in another EU or European Economic Area (EEA) state for free, or at a reduced cost.
It covers you if you are on holiday, or on a short-term stay.
Please click the link to apply online https://www2.hse.ie/services/ehic/ehic.html