New HSE internet site for medical cards backed by Laois TD

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New internet Medical Card application process.

The public have been urged to apply over the internet for a medical care through a new website which the HSE claims will see the application process speed up.

The HSE has launched a new National Medical Card online service, www.medicalcard.ie. This new service enables people to apply online for a Medical Card quickly and easily using a user friendly step by step process, according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan.

Minister Flanagan believes the streamlining of applications will greatly benefit those who need medical cards here in Laois.

“Users can find out if they are eligible for a Medical Card immediately, and if they are, their application will be processed in 15 working days. The new online system for  medical card applications will be faster and more convenient than the current paper based system. “

“This online service conveniently allows applicants to scan and upload documents and other information, and no longer requires a visit to a GP to stamp paper forms.

“This new, streamlined service will bring great benefits for people in terms of turnaround times, convenience and security.

“Fine Gael is committed to proactively support families in Laois from our early days to our seniors years and to focus on prevention rather than intervention”

The online system guides you through each step of the application process. Applicants can submit all supporting documentation digitally, including photographs of relevant material.

Your GP will be able to accept you onto their panel via the online system.

If the HSE needs to contact you about your application, they can email instead of writing to you.

When you have submitted your financial details as part of the online application, the HSE will tell you straight away if you qualify for a medical card.

A complete application will be processed in 15 working days.

“The new system launched puts the applicant at the centre of the process. I would urge anyone who needs to apply for a medical card to log on to the new system and see how easy it is," concluded Minister Flanagan.

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