Dad and mom can now register without cost GP care for youngsters aged 6 and seven

Dad and mom in Eire can now register their kids, aged 6 and seven, without cost GP take care of the primary time as we speak, August eleventh.

The HSE is encouraging households and guardians to make on-line functions for a GP Go to Card for all kids on this age group from as we speak by way of the HSE web site hse.ie/gpvisitcards.

The introduction of free GP care has been welcomed by Irish dad and mom, particularly throughout the cost-of-living disaster.

Talking concerning the launch, HSE Assistant Nationwide Director, Major Care Reimbursement Service Shaun Flanagan mentioned:

“Our workers have been working onerous within the background making ready for this modification.

“We now have up to date our techniques and processes to make it as straightforward as attainable for folks to use for the brand new GP Go to Playing cards on behalf of eligible kids.”

Mr. Flanagan mentioned the quickest and best solution to apply for the GP go to card is on-line.

Free GP care has been out there to kids beneath the age of 6 since 2015.

The measure extending eligibility to kids aged 6 and seven was introduced just lately by Authorities, and is supported by an settlement with the Irish Medical Organisation signed in July 2023, which put in place a collection of helps to permit GPs to satisfy the probably improve in demand for companies.

The free GP Go to Playing cards imply kids, aged 7 and beneath, can now go to their GP without cost.

When you have a GP go to card, you do not have to pay to see your physician. You’ll have to pay for medicines and different companies.

You’ll be able to register for a GP Go to Card on your 6 or 7-year-old by way of hse.ie/gpvisitcards.

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