Student Health Service - Medical Cards

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Medical Card

The Student Health Service is not a medical card practice. All medical cardholders are advised to register with a Dublin based GMS doctor.

A Medical Card entitles the holder to free consultation and in certain circumstances to free prescriptions and free hospitalisation.

Obtaining a Medical Card

Students are not entitled to a Medical Card unless their parents have such a card, but mature students i.e. over 24 years of age could be entitled to a card in their own right depending on income.

You can apply online for a medical card on This is the quickest method of obtaining the card. If you have any questions about medical cards and eligibility. You can also contact the HSE Info line: Call save 1850 24 1850

For further information on changing your GMS doctor please contact:

HSE Central Medical Card Office

Client Registration Unit,
PO Box 11745,
4th Floor,
Dublin 11
D11 XKF3

Phone: 1890 252 919 (LoCall) or 01 8647100


Further details and change of GP form

If you hold a medical card and attend the student health service, medication prescribed by the doctor will not be on a GMS prescription and you will be charged the full amount on presentation of that prescription to the pharmacist.