Medical card patients
Our staff in Mercer's Medical Centre care for a large population of medical card holders. If you would like to apply for a medical card or a GP visit card with our practice you can pick up a form at your local health office or download a form here www.hse.ie
For reasons of good clinical care, it is our usual policy to accept medical card applications only from those who live in reasonable proximity to our practice, i.e. are resident in the Dublin 2, 8 or 12 post codes. If you do not live in those postal areas, it is unlikely that we will be in a position to accept you and you should register with a Doctor closer to where you live. If you are currently living in those post codes but move at a subsequent date, again we may request you to register with a Doctor closer to where you live.
You are officially accepted onto the medical card list once the HSE has completed the paperwork which can sometimes take several weeks.
It is important to note that while the medical card will cover you for regular attendances and medications it does not cover all GP costs, for example adult vaccinations or driving license medicals and well person checks.
Unfortunately we are only able to see Medical Card holders who are formally registered with Mercer's Medical Centre.
Unsure if you are eligible for a medical card? The HSE webiste has a medical card calculator to help you to find out.