Eligibility Unit

Our role is primarily to:

  • Manage and develop the current legal framework for eligibility for health services.
  • Clarify current arrangements regarding national eligibility and EU eligibility for health services.
  • Monitor the performance of the Medical Card and GP Visit Card Schemes.

Key Policy Areas

  • Eligibility for Health Services
  • Medical Cards
  • GP Visit Cards
  • Universal GP Care
  • Charges for Public Hospital Services
  • EU Cross-Border Healthcare Eligibility



Principal Officer Matthew Collins
Assistant Principal Officer(s) Marie Dempsey
Tom Monks
Phone 00353(1) – 6354000
Email Eligibility_Unit@health.gov.ie