What is a Medical Card?
Some patients that are registered with a GP Practice will hold a current Medical Card.
The Medical Card contains the following:
- Your name, address and date of birth
- The name and address of your GP Practice
- Your Community Health Index (CHI) number
- Your unique NHS number (often in England)
Why do I require a Medical Card?
Medical Cards can sometimes help your new GP Practice in transferring your medical records from your previous GP Practice.
What can I use my Medical Card for?
You can only use your Medical Card for when you register with a new GP Practice. It cannot be used as a form of Identification.
How do I obtain a Medical Card?
Contact the Practitioner Services (Medical) office :
NHS National Services Scotland
Practitioner Services (Medical)
5 Cadogan Street
Glasgow G2 6QE
Tel: 0141 300 1300 – Please ask for GP Registration Glasgow
Hours of Business
Monday to Thursday
8:30am – 5:00pm
8:30am – 4:30pm
Community Health Index (CHI)
The CHI is a computerised database of patients within the NHS in Scotland, it is commonly used in place of a NHS Number.
It holds your name, address including postcode, date of birth, gender and details of your registered GP Practice including the date you joined the GP Practice.
It also holds some historical data including your previous GP Practice.
Each patient on the CHI has a unique 10 digit CHI number. This number is used for communications within the NHS in Scotland and also to track your medical records.