670. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34973/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to us...

1041. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a decision will issue on a medical card application for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36235/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

1053. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the status of the medical card application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36285/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

833. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34431/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...

835. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if the status of an application for a full medical card can be re-examined in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34438/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...

273. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33153/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

274. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied); if same has now been received and associated with the file; when a decision is likely to be reached; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33154/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

281. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33163/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

300. Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card application submitted by a person (details supplied) whose sole income is derived from a social welfare payment. (Question 33241/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

355. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if he will temporarily reinstate a medical card for a person (details supplied). (Question 32579/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...

383. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made regarding a discretionary medical card application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32222/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to us...

426. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if he will recognise the EU rights of a person (details supplied) under regulation (EC) 883/04 relative to their current application for a medical card; if a medical card will be issued based on the information provided and as stipulated under the EU regulation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32465/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...

449. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made in respect of a medical card application submitted by a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason for the delay in making a decision on this application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32640/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

452. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on a medical card application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32643/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

148. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card application by persons (details supplied). (Question 31828/17 asked on 06 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...

186. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the processing times for medical card applications; his plans to allocate additional resources to the section in order to address the delays; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 31929/17 asked on 06 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Medical cards and GP visit cards are processed by the National Medical Card Unit (NMCU) in the HSE. I am aware that the processing times for medical cards increased in recent months. The HSE has informed my Department that this is primarily due to a reduction in the number of processing staff within the NMCU at present. 
Processing times for applications/reviews can also be affected where supporting documentation required is not supplied or is incomple...

201. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if a medical card will issue and the timeframe for same in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32042/17 asked on 06 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...

202. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if a medical card will issue and the timeframe for same in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32043/17 asked on 06 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to us...

338. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue to a person (details supplied). (Question 30855/17 asked on 04 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

376. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in processing a medical card application for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 31066/17 asked on 04 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...

429. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on discretionary medical grounds on a medical card application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 31332/17 asked on 04 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

475. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a person (details supplied) applied to renew a medical card in 2016; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that when the person contacted the medical card registration office to make a complaint regarding the delay in the application being processed the person was requested to resubmit information which was previously submitted; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that when the person submitted the requested information, the person was advised that the application would be speedily processed; when the application will be processed; when a medical card will issue to the person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 31559/17 asked on 04 Jul 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to ...

202. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30634/17 asked on 29 Jun 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...

203. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30636/17 asked on 29 Jun 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...

350. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health to outline the reason a person (details supplied) was refused both a general practitioner and medical card on the basis of all information supplied; and if he will review the case (Question 29626/17 asked on 27 Jun 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to u...