Who needs to apply
You don’t need to apply for a Health Care Card. If you're eligible, we’ll post your card to you.
We usually issue your Health Care Card for 1 year from the date we grant you the qualifying payment.
Your options and obligations to hold a Health Care Card.
Page last updated: 2 January 2019
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