As from the 1st July, 2015 all children who have a valid doctor visit card can avail of free care from their GP. This entitles you to free gp medical care for both acute and chronic conditions. To ensure that you can avail of this service, simply log onto www.gpvisitcard.ie or for further information LoCall number 1890 252 919.
Unfortunately there are many services which the HSE have not covered under this Scheme. Some examples are listed below. These will incur a fee.
Travel vaccinations, Blood test or investigations
Passport / identity reports / letters, Crèche reports,
Utilities reports / letters, Insurance medicals / reports,
School attendance notes / certificates, Sports medicals / reports,
Letters in support of applications for services under the Social Welfare Acts (Housing, Clothing).
Assessments at age 2 and 5
Your child is entitled to a height and weight check at 2 and 5 years of age and this will be carried out by our Practice Nurse.
Care for children with asthma
Where there is a diagnosis of asthma on a child aged over 2 years, an initial asthma check will be carried out by our Practice Nurse and a further review 3 months later. An annual review thereafter is recommended.