When you call NEDOC
- When you ring a trained receptionist will take your personal details
- Your call will be referred to a triage nurse who will ring you back.
- Discuss with the triage nurse whether you need advice, an appointment or referral to the Emergency Department.
U6 Patients Must Have Valid Card
Patients are reminded that that they must have applied for and received a GP Visit Card for children under 6 in order to avail of free GP care in NEDOC.
Children who are brought into NEDOC and who do not have a card will be charged a consultation fee. Even in circumstances where a parent has applied for the card, but has not received it, the HSE will not cover the cost of that GP visit, and parents will be charged a fee.
Operations Manager, Arlene Fitzsimons says, "It is a common misperception that a child under 6 is automatically eligible for free GP care. This is not the case. As with all medical cards, patients (or their parents) must apply for a medical card, a GP Visit Card or an U6 GP Visit card if they want to access free GP care, both for their own GP and for NEDOC."
"Parents of infants under 2 months of age can register for an U6 card by leaving the section with PPS number blank and the HSE will write separately to get the PPS number. This will ensure that parents get the card for their child who will then be eligible for free GP care with their own GP, and with NEDOC.
Click on this link for an application form: http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/schemes/mc/gpvc/under6applicationform.pdf
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