Hamad Health card application process

Having a Qatar health card is very helpful, regardless of whether it is to compliment private insurance or to ensure proper medical care in the absence of private insurance. Hamad health card ensures the holder gets proper medical care at a subsidized rate.

Hamad Hospital is the public health care services provider, both citizens and residents of Qatar can apply for Hamad Health card and it can be used in the Hamad Hospitals for consultation or in emergency conditions for a subsidized treatment.


Applying for a Hamad Health Card

The initial step is to visit the closest Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) in the location of your residence. At the PHCC fill the forms needed and receive the PHCC file number, PHCC can give the card the same day or will ask you to come any other day to collect the card.

Application for the health card are entertained in only morning working hours and credit card is the favored method of payment and cash is not accepted. 

Documents needed while applying for the card:

  • Qatar Residence Permit
  • Passport copies of the applicants
  • Qatar ID
  • Two copies of Passport size Photographs 
  • A fee of QR50 for Qataris and QR100 for others
  • Copy of electricity, phone or Water bill as an address proof
  • For Children, vaccination card and Birth Certificates are to be attached with the application

Few Points

  • Children born in Qatar do not need a health card as all the medical treatment and medicines are free for the very first year 
  • Holders of health card can also get their prescriptions filled at a government pharmacy at subsidized rates.

Renewal of Health Card

  • Renewal can be done immediately at all HMC hospitals.
  • Card can be renewed online via Qatar Government Portal -Hukoomi (link http://portal.www.gov.qa/)  
  • 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.

Source: qatarday

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