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For Written Answer on : 10/05/2022
Question Number(s): 771 Question Reference(s): 23128/22
Department: Health
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


* To ask the Minister for Health when the scheme for free qualification for a general practitioner card will be extended to children under eight years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– David Stanton T.D.

For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 10 May, 2022.


My officials and the HSE are engaged in preparatory work for the commencement of the initial stage of the phased expansion of GP care without fees to all children aged 12 years and under, the provision of GP care without fees to all children aged 6 and 7.  Consultations with the IMO, representing GPs, are currently underway with the intention of introducing this service this year.