Do you know babies born in the UAE have access to free vaccination? Yes, well almost. Great, right? I just spent this morning applying for a Dubai Health Card for my baby.
Where can this be applied?
|Toothless grin reaction to free vaccines :)|
There are 3 government hospitals that process health cards:
- Latifa Hospital (Al Wasl Hospital)
- Rashid Hospital
- Dubai Hospital
What do I need to bring?
Please prepare a photocopy of each document to be presented along with the original :
- Baby's birth certificate
- Tenancy Contract
- Father and Mother's Passport and Visa Page
- Baby's Passport and Visa Page
- Baby's Passport Photograph
**I was advised by the call center before I went to the hospital to bring the baby vaccination book but the hospital didn't really check it. The hospital staff however asked me for the baby's Emirates ID which I haven't applied for yet.
How much is it?
There is an annual fee of AED 110.
Once I receive the health card, which hospital should I go to for vaccines?
There is a designated hospital nearest to where the applicants reside. The hospital staff will advise you which hospital to go to. It is Al Barsha Hospital for us. There is a need to book appointments in advance for the vaccinations.
A complete set of 18-month worth of vaccines in a private hospital normally costs AED 920+. Some private hospitals charge AED 550+ per visit since vaccinations are usually not covered by private medical insurance. So imagine, the savings there.
I went to Latifa Hospital first. Their card machine was not working this morning so they gave me a temporary ID. I immediately went straight to Rashid Hospital to obtain a permanent Health Card (and to get it over with). I'm glad I did, it was done in a few minutes.
Love & light,