GP Visit Card
All children under 8 years of age living in Ireland can get a GP visit card.
The under 8s GP visit card covers:
free GP visits
assessments at age 2 and 5
out-of-hours urgent GP care
care for children with asthma
Medication costs and hospital charges are not covered
To register your child you need to provide your:
child’s PPS number
If you don’t have your child’s PPS number, phone the Department of Social Protection on 0818 927 999 or email email@example.com. If your baby is under 4 months, you can still register. We’ll ask you for their PPS at a later date.
Your child must currently live in Ireland and intend to live here for at least 1 year.
If your child has a medical card, you do not need to register. Your child already has access to free GP services.