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Medical cards

About 10% of the Student Body is entitled to a medical card. This entitles the holder to free prescriptions and free hospitalisation, in addition to free consultations at the College Health Service.

Please note that some services will still carry a nominal fee (See Fees for more information)

Students who are entitled to medical cards may register with the College Health Service. Students wishing to register with an outside doctor should contact their Community Care Office. Further information can be obtained either at the Health desk at registration or from the College Health Service.

Criteria for entitlement to Medical Card.

Irish Students

Entitlement of Irish Students to a medical card is usually based upon the individual's financial circumstances. Therefore: If aged between 16-25 years, eligibility depends upon parents' holding a current medical card. If aged over 25 years, you must be a full-time student and application will involve a means test.

Applying for a medical card.

European Union Students

In the case of E.U. citizens studying here in Ireland, those with a European Health Card are not automatically entitled to medical cards and to free general practitioner treatment and certain prescribed medication

Students from Northern Ireland and Great Britain

N.I & G.B students will receive emergency medication and treatment on production of an National Health Service number.

Students from non EU countries are not covered for any free medical attention and must have their own insurance. However attendance at the College Health Service is free. The College cannot accept financial responsibility for any charges incurred from outside doctors.