How can I get this service?
Medical Card Holders – If your child or children have a Medical Card or Doctor Visit Card they will automatically be registered for this scheme.
Non-Medical Card Holders – If your child or children does not have a Medical Card or Doctor Visit Card you must register for this scheme. Please note that following registration with the HSE, your child is not covered for free care until you have actually received the Under 6’s card and can present it at reception.
Without a card a normal consultation fee will apply.
Registering online and being issued a reference number by the HSE indicates only receipt of the application by the HSE and not acceptance by the doctor onto their panel.
Yes, once the registration of your child or children is complete, a Doctor Visit Card for children under 6 will be posted to the address provided for each eligible child.
Once you complete the registration process, details are sent to your GP of choice who must accept your child or children to his/her patient panel. Once the GP of choice has confirmed acceptance of the registration of your child or children, a Doctor Visit Card will be issued to all eligible children within a few days.