Qatar Health Card Renewal Online: Step By Step Guide (2022)

Health care services in Qatar are available to citizens and residents at a heavily subsidized rate at government clinics and hospitals. These subsidized services can be accessed using the government-issued Health Card, popularly known as Hamad Card, referring to Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

This article explains the step-by-step process for Qatar Health Card renewal.

Advantages of Qatar Health Card

Hamad Health Card entitles the holder to subsidized consultations and prescriptions. Consultations or non-emergency treatments may cost extra but will be subsidized for those with valid health cards. Holders of a health card can also have their prescriptions filled at a government-run pharmacy at subsidized rates.

People with private medical insurance are also encouraged to apply for a Health Card in case they need to visit one of the government facilities.

Here is our step-by-step guide on getting a Hamad Health Card in Qatar.

Unlike other government-issued cards in Qatar, Health Card does not have the expiry date printed on it. The expiry date is updated in the online system. Even after you renew the card, you will not be issued a new card, and you can continue to use the old Health Card.

Before renewing the Health Card, you may want to check the expiry status of the card. Below is how you can do that:

How To Check Health Card Validity Online

Step 1: Go to Health Card E-Service page on Qatar Govt Portal (Hukoomi)

Here is the link to Health Card E-Services page

Step 2: Enter the QID number, select “Check Expiry”, and click Next

Check Qatar Health Card Expiry Status Online Step 1

Step 3: You can see the expiry status of the card

If the card has not expired, you can see the status as below:

 Qatar Health Card Not Expired Status

If the card has expired, you can see the status as below:

 Qatar Health Card Expired Status

You can directly click on the “Renew Health Card” link to proceed for renewal.

Qatar Health Card Renewal Cost

Qatar Health Cards can be renewed at the below rates per year:

Expatriate residents (adults or children)QR 100
Qatari citizens (adults or children)QR 50
GCC nationals (adults or children)QR 50
Domestic staffQR 50

How To Renew Hamad Health Card Online

Step 1: Go to Health Card E-Service page on Qatar Govt Portal (Hukoomi)

Here is the link to Health Card E-Services page

Step 2: Enter QID, select “Renew (Update Expiry Date)” and click Next

Qatar Health Card E Services Page

Step 3: Fill up the Application Form

Select the number of years required. Enter your telephone number. If you need to receive the payment receipt by email, enter your email id. If you need to receive the SMS notification, enter your mobile number. Click “Next”.

Qatar Health Card Renewal_Step 2

Step 4: Check and confirm the details

If the details are correct, click “Next”. If you need to modify anything, you can click on “Previous”.

Qatar Health Card Renewal Step 3

Step 5: Enter payment details

Enter your credit card details on the next screen and make the payment.

Qatar Health Card Renewal Step 4

Step 6: You can see the confirmation screen

You may print the receipt if needed or click on “Finish”.

Qatar Health Card Renewal Step 5

That’s it. Your card will be instantly renewed. You will receive the confirmation by SMS and email if you have opted for it. If needed, you may also double-check the card expiry, as explained earlier.

You will not be issued a new card after the renewal. You can continue to use the same card as the expiry date will be updated in the system. The card renewal is immediate and can be done 24×7, including holidays.

How To Renew Hamad Health Card Offline

Health cards can also be renewed by visiting any HMC facility or the PHCC centre nearest to your home. Offline renewal is only available during the morning working hours.

You will need to carry your valid Qatar ID, expired Health Card and credit/debit card for payment. It is also better to carry the renewal fee in cash as some Health Centres accept only cash payments for card renewal.

How To Reprint A Lost Or Damaged Health Card

You can follow the same online steps as above to replace a lost or damaged Health Card. On the first page of the Health Card E-Services page, select the “Reprint” option and follow the instructions.

If you lose your Health Card, but it is still valid, Qatari nationals will need to pay QR50 for a replacement, and non-Qataris will need to pay QR100 for a replacement. 

If you lose your Health Card and it has expired, Qatari nationals will need to pay QR100 for a replacement, and non-Qataris will need to pay QR200 for a replacement. 

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has stressed that, as of 1st July 2020, Health Card renewal will be considered necessary to easily receive health services without paying additional charges.


FAQ on Qatar Health Card Renewal


Is there a grace period for Qatar Health Card Renewal?

No, you can renew your Qatar Health Card any time – even several years – after expiry. However, it is advised to keep it renewed in case of an emergency.

Is there a penalty or fine for an expired Health Card?

No, there is no penalty for an expired Health Card.

How much is the cost for Qatar Health Card Renewal?

Qatar Health Cards can be renewed at QR 100 per year for expatriate residents. The fee for Qatari citizens, GCC national and domestic staff is QR 50.

Would I be issued a new Health Card after renewal?

No, you can continue to use the same Health Card as the expiry date is not mentioned on the physical card.


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  1. Good day,
    My name is Sunil, yesterday i renew my Health card through online, but i did not received any email receipt or message in my mobile which i choose when i am applying. please help me to get the payment receipt.

  2. I am unable to renew my health card online although i provided the correct details of my credit/debit card but still it shows ” YOUR TRANSACTION WAS UNSUCCESSFUL”
    If anybody have some information on this please guide me

  3. My health card was not renewed since 2016 because I lost it but I have/ know my health card number, can possible renewed and take a new card? And much is it..

  4. Syed mazhar Ali Shah

    I have tried to many time to renew my health card online but it is not successful.If you have any other site inform to me so that I can renew my health card

  5. I have acquired already my Hamad Health Card Number since I did swab test due to exposure to some positive patients. As of the moment, I have also got my first dose of vaccination. How can i get my health card considering i have my health card number also and i also paid renewal before the vaccination.

  6. Online renewals through Hukoomi by debit card is not successful. Pls clarify. Is it possible with credit card only?

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