Health Care Card

Renewing a card

If you’re still eligible to get a health card card, we will issue you a new card before the current one ends. You don’t need to do anything.

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 for episodic or short term care for a child, we issue your card for a period of 26 weeks.
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Page last updated: 2 January 2019