What is a Primary Medical Certificate?

A Primary Medical Certificate confirms that you are severely and permanently disabled and:

  • Are completely or almost completely without the use of both legs or
  • Are completely without the use of one of your legs and almost completely without the use of the other leg to the extent that you are severely restricted as regards movement in your legs or
  • Are without both hands or both arms or
  • Are without one or both legs or
  • Are completely or almost completely without the use of both hands or arms and completely or almost completely without the use of one leg or
  • Have the medical condition of dwarfism and serious difficulties of movement of the legs

The HSE processes applications for the Primary Medical Cert. You must apply through your Local Health Office, a list of which can be found here

If you are refused the Primary Medical Certificate and wish to appeal, you can do this through the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Your SII Community Outreach Officer can assist you with the application and / or appeal process for the Primary Medical Cert.