Renewing a Health Care Card

Your Health Care Card is usually issued for 1 year from the date you are granted the qualifying payment.

If you are still eligible, we will renew your card automatically. You don’t need to apply for your card if you get:

  • Sickness Allowance, your Health Care Card is valid for the period of your current medical certificate up to 13 weeks
  • Carer Payment (Child) episodic or short term care, your Health Care Card is valid for a period of 26 weeks

Page last updated: 11 December 2017