Health Care Card

What other cards are available

There are other cards that may suit you better.

If you're a foster carer

If you’re a foster carer or care for another person’s child, you may get a Foster Child Health Care Card. The card will be in the child’s name.

Read more about the Foster Child Health Care Card.

If you previously had a Carer Allowance Health Care Card (child)

To get an Ex-Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card you must:

  • be a full time student aged between 16 and 25
  • have had a Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card in your name on the day before you turned 16, and
  • meet residence rules

This card is not means tested.

Read more about the Ex-Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card.

If you have a low income

You may get a Low Income Health Care Card if you meet the income test.

Read about the Low Income Health Care Card.

Page last updated: 17 August 2018