Over 70s can sign up for free GP care

Posted by Alan Kelly on August 03, 2015 at 09:17 PM

I welcome the opening of the registration process for over 70s free GP care last week.  

Anyone who is over 70 and does not have a medical card or GP visit card is now eligible to sign up for free doctor’s visits. The service will be available from today.

I am delighted that those over 70 years of age can now avail of the free GP care scheme. This was a key focus for my colleague and the Minister for Primary Care, Kathleen Lynch, and builds on the recent successful launch of free GP care for under 6s. The fact that we are now at this juncture proves that Labour is delivering in Government and recognises the need to support and strengthen primary care services.

Those who have a valid Medical Card or GP Visit Card, do not have to register for this scheme. For those that do, registration can be done online or manually - forms will be available through the local health office network and pharmacies. To register online or find out more go to www.gpvisitcard.ie or call 1890 252 919.

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