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.
Consultations or non-emergency treatments may cost extra but will be subsidized for those who hold a valid health card. Holders of a health card can also have their prescriptions filled at a government-run pharmacy at subsidized rates.
To obtain a health card, visit the Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) nearest to where you live. There you need to fill out the appropriate forms. You will be issued a PHCC health file number. Please take with you:
You must pay using a credit card. No cash is accepted. The health center will either issue you with your card immediately or ask you to return within a few days to collect it.
Please note, health cards are issued during morning working hours only.
Renewing your health card is a simple process and can be done immediately at all HMC hospitals. Please ask our Patient and Visitor Service Center staff to direct you to the right location in each hospital.
Cards can also be renewed online via Hukoomi
If you lose your health card but it is still valid, Qatari nationals will need to pay QR50 for a replacement and non-Qataris will need to pay QR100 for a replacement.
If you lose your health card and it has expired Qatari nationals will need to pay QR100 for a replacemenet and non-Qataris will need to pay QR200 for a replacement.
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