Medical Cards And Doctor Visit Cards

All GMS patients who are attending the practice for the first time must provide a valid medical card or doctor visit card to reception.

Patients with expired or invalid medical cards or doctor visit cards will be required to pay as per our normal schedule of fees, as only costs incurred while cards are valid are covered by the GMS.

Under 6’s and Over 70’s Contracts

The Palms GP Surgery have signed up for the Under 6’s and Over 70’s Contracts.Please register on to receive your doctor’s visit card for FREE GP CARE.

For further information or assistance please call the HSE Information Helpline 1850 24 1850.



Please note that the following services are NOT covered by your medical card as per the Health Service Executive:

  • Consultations or reports for legal purposes (where you are claiming from a third party).
  • Examinations relating to the insurance policies.
  • Pre-employment examinations.
  • School entry examinations.
  • Some childhood vaccinations.
  • Travel vaccinations.
  • Cervical Smears (if not covered by Cervical Check – click here for more information).
  • Some family planning services.
  • Non-diagnostic phlebotomy (blood tests).
  • Spirometry / Audiology.
  • Ear Syringing.
  • Pregnancy testing.
  • Medical Report for a Driving License.

You must pay the private fee for each of the above services. A list of our fees is available at reception.