To apply for a health card you will need to supply the following documents with your application:
- Residency permit (RP)
- Copy of each applicant’s passport.
- Qatar ID (issued when you get your RP)
- Two photographs (4×3 cm, blue background)
- QR100 fee.
- Copy of water and electricity bill to confirm your address.
Citizens and residents of Qatar may apply for a health card to access services at any of the Hamad Medical Corporation’s healthcare facilities or hospitals. The card is the same size as a driving license. It contains your ID number, nationality, photo and date of issue and are available to all residents of Qatar.
To obtain a Health Card,
- Visit the Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) nearest to where you live.
- There you need to fill out the appropriate forms and submit it with all the required documents mentioned below.
- After verification you will be issued with your PHCC file number
- Pay the appropriate application fee using a credit card since cash is not accepted.
- PHCC can give the card the same day or will ask you to come any other day to collect the card.
- Qatari Adults: Copies of your passport or ID, a passport-size photograph (4cm X 3cm) and a fee of QR50
- Qatari Children: Birth certificate with Qatar personal identity number or passport, passport-size photograph, vaccination card (for first time issue) and a fee of QR50
- GCC National Adult Residents: Copy of passport or ID with Qatar personal identity number, a passport-size photograph, your old health card (in case of renewals) and a fee of QR50
- GCC National Child Residents: Birth certificate or passport with Qatar personal identity number, one passport-size photograph, vaccination card (for first time issue for children born in Qatar), old health card (in case of renewals) and fees of QR50
- Adult Residents: Valid QID or passport with valid residence permit, a passport-size photographs and a fee of QR100
- Children: Passport with valid residence permit, a passport-size photograph, vaccination card (for first time issue and for those born in Qatar or who had their vaccinations in Qatar) and a fee of QR100
- Domestic Staff: Valid passport with a valid residence permit, a passport-size photograph, original QID of sponsor and a fee of QR50 (as for professions approved by MOI for personal sponsorship)
- All: A copy of a utility bill (phone, water/electricity) – this proves where you live
Office Locations & Contacts
Hamad Medical Corporation
Hamad Medical City, Doha, Qatar
P.O. Box 3050
Phone 🙁 +974) 44395777
Fax: +974 4392604
Website: Hamad Medical CorporationAds by Google
All Qatar Residence and Citizens.
- Qatar citizens and GCC Nationals: QR50
- Residence: QR100
- Domestic Staff: QR50
- Five years for citizens and one year for Qatar residents.
Health card sample: link
- Within 24 hours
- Application for health Cards are done during morning working hours only
- The preferred mode of payment is by credit card, cash is not accepted.
- Check with your company if they facilitate for health cards before personally applying for one.
- Children born in Qatar do not require a health card and all medical treatment and medicines are free for their first year courtesy of HMC.
- Date of birth
- Id number
- Residence address
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Need for the Document
- Consultations or non-emergency treatments may cost extra but will be subsidized for those who hold a valid Health Card. Any patient not holding a Health Card will be charged as a visitor.
- Health Card holders may also fill out prescriptions at a government-run pharmacy at subsidized rates
Information which might help
Renewal of Health Card
- Renewal can be done immediately at all HMC hospitals.
- Card can be renewed online via Qatar Government Portal – HUKOOMI link
- Replacement of a valid Card- A fee of QR50 for Qataris and QR100 for non-Qataris, if the health card is lost but is still valid
- Replacement of an expired Card- A fee of QR100 for Qataris and QR200 for non-Qataris, if the health card is lost and is expired.
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The State of Qatar guarantees health services to all citizens and residents in government medical institutions through a Health Card system. The system provides the cardholder with a medical record file containing all his/her medical data saved in the nearest health care centre.