Fee Increases under the GMS Capitation Contracts (Medical Card and GP Visit Card) 

Table 1: Services Rendered under the General Medical Services Scheme – Agreement of 2019

General Practitioner Capitation Rates 
Description  Amount 
Male patient aged under 5 years – where GP does not hold an under 6 contract €74.59 
Male patient aged 5 years – where GP does not hold an under 6 contract €43.29 
Male patient aged 6 years or more and less than 16 years  €8.67
Male patient aged 16 years or more and less than 45 years  €11.07
Male patient aged 45 years or more and less than 65 years  €22.11 
Male patient aged 65 years or more and less than 70 years  €23.29 
Patient aged 70 years or more residing in the community  €54.40
Patient aged 70 years or more residing in a private nursing home (approved by the HSE) for continuous periods in excess of 5 weeks  86.95
Female patient aged under 5 years – where GP does not hold an under 6 contract €72.76 
Female patient aged 5 years – where GP does not hold an under 6 contract €43.79 
Female patient aged 6 years or more and less than 16 years  €8.77
Female patient aged 16 years or more and less than 45 years  €18.10
Female patient aged 45 years or more and less than 65 years  €24.29
Female patient aged 65 years or more and less than 70 years  €25.98
Supplementary out of hours fee  €3.64 

Out-of-Hours Payments
Services rendered under the General Medical Services Scheme — Capitation Agreement—out-of-hours payments (in respect of consultations other than day consultations or consultations occurring as part of an overflow in respect of normal surgery hours) (all amounts inclusive of the former additional allowance for the provision of rostering and out of-hours arrangements):

Reference Number Description Amount
1. Surgery consultation Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the same day and 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the same day €13.88
2. Surgery consultation Monday to Friday between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. the following day and any time on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays €41.63
3. Domiciliary visit out-of-hours €41.63
4. Surgery consultation or domiciliary visit out-of-hours where a general practitioner sees an additional patient under the General Medical Services Scheme during the same consultation or visit €13.88

Note: Rates are revised at regular intervals. Therefore any new rates will be notified to you in the form of appendices for you to make amendments as appropriate