Medical Card

Medical Card holders are entitled to acute medical care and a wide range of other services from their GP. There are, however, some services which your GP may be able to provide, but which are not paid for by the State. If you require any of these services please consult with the practice staff to see if the services are available and what arrangements are in place for the provision of such services.

The most usual services requested which are not paid for by the State are:

  • Chickenpox vaccine.
  • Chronic disease management - except for new enhanced services for patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • Cryotherapy( freezing).
  • Dressings, which are done by the Health Board Clinics.
  • Drug testing.
  • Examinations relating to "Fitness to Drive".
  • Letters for gyms, clubs, travel, motor insurance, Specsavers, school, clothing allowances etc.
  • Medical examinations for legal or insurance purposes.
  • Some minor surgery procedures
  • Occupational Medical Services.
  • Phlebotomy Services (Routine blood tests).
  • Pre-employment Medicals.
  • Preventative Services (e.g Health Checks/Screening Services/STI screening).
  • Shingles vaccines.
  • Therapeutic counselling.
  • Travel vaccines.
  • Warfarin Monitoring.
  • Women and Men's Health Screening

Home visits are at doctor's discretion.