Have you got your medical card yet?3rd January 2020
Your medical card is a credit card sized asset that fits in your purse or wallet, and could save your life.
It is encouraged that you produce it during any encounters with Health and Social Care organisation’s such as dentists, opticians and hospitals.
By always carrying the card with you it makes it easier for those treating you in an emergency situation to access your medical history, view any special requirements you might have (such as allergy’s to certain medicines) and to ensure that your treatment is appropriate to your needs.
Producing it at all encounters within the Health and Social Care environment will help to improve the service offered to you by ensuring that all medical staff have correctly identified your records and make them available to clinicians and HSC staff treating you.
The new card will only display your basic information for instance your forename, surname, date of birth and your general Practitioners’ code and name.
A new card can be issued if you:
– Change your Surname
– Change your GP practice
– Inform BSO directly of a Date of Birth error
You can get your new style medical card by applying on line at: www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/2507.htm