USEFUL INFORMATION & FORMS
GMS Medical Cards/Under 6s Card
A full medical card entitles patients to free GP care and free prescription medications. The majority of medical services are provided under the GMS scheme however there are a number of aspects of patient care that are not paid for by the HSE GMS scheme and therefore a charge will incur for the following:
- Medical examinations or reports for legal purposes.
- Examinations relating to insurance policies.
- Examinations relating to fitness to drive including eye test.
- Pre-employment examinations.
- School entry examinations.
- Examinations in connection with fitness to take part in sports.
- Some vaccinations.
- Some family planning services.
- Screening tests; including well man, well woman, cholesterol testing.
- Full medicals.
- 24 Hr Blood Pressure Monitoring.
- Medical Card Review forms.
- Non essential blood tests (e.g. 3 monthly cholesterol tests)
- Warfarin testing (Free HSE Clinic Alternative Available).
- Wound dressing (Free HSE Clinic alternative Available).
- Non Social Welfare form completion.
- Support letters.
- Private Sickness Certificates.
If you wish to avail of this service you must have your medical card with you for your visit and it must be in date. It is up to you to keep your card in date and you can do this by contacting the HSE, Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2. You can call into them, telephone them at 01 6486500 or log on to their website www.hse.ie If you present to the surgery and your card is out of date you will be charged a consultation fee.
If registering as a new patient for the first time and you have a medical card with another doctor you must sign a “transfer of doctor form” as you can only be registered to one doctor. Please ask the receptionist for this form. When completed by you and signed by your new doctor we will then send the form to the HSE for you. When this is processed and you receive your new card you may then make an appointment to see one of our doctors.