Fingal over 70s can now sign up for free GP visits

31 July 2015

The registration process for over 70s free GP care opened today.

Anyone who is over 70 and already 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 Wednesday.

Ryansaid: “I am delighted that those over 70 years can now avail of the free GP care scheme. Those eligible will be able to sign up from today onwards when the HSE open their public registration process, and the service itself will begin on5th August.

"Those who have a valid Medical Card or GP Visit Card, do not have to register for this scheme. In other words they do not need to take any action. However, for those that do, registration can be done online or manually - forms will be available through the local health office network and pharmacies.

“The provision of free GP care to those over 70 was a key focus for Labour’s 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 the elderly in our society.”

 To register online or find out more go to www.gpvisitcard.ie or call 1890 252 919.