Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Department of Health

General Practitioner Services

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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329. To ask the Minister for Health the date from which children under eight years of age will become eligible for general practitioner services without a means test. [23934/22]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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My officials and the HSE are engaged in preparatory work for the commencement of the initial stage of the phased expansion of GP care without fees to all children aged 12 years and under, the provision of GP care without fees to all children aged 6 and 7. Consultations with the IMO, representing GPs, are currently underway with the intention of introducing this service this year.

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