Patients suffering from chronic
conditions fall under Schedule V (Yellow Card), whilst those with limited
means generally pertain to the Schedule II (Free Medical Aid or
as commonly know the Pink Form). Pink Form
holders are entitled to a limited number of medicinal products which are specifically
marked as pink card positive on the Government Formulary List and other
(dental services, ophthalmic services, telecare and telephone rebate and
Maltese persons, EU nationals, Third Country Nationals
and refugees residing in Malta are entitled to Free Medical Aid (Pink Form /
Karta Roża), given they fulfill the means and capital resources test. Diabetic patients who were automatically
entilted to FMA before the legislative changes of March 2012and who up to 27
March 2012 opted to retain this right, will continue to benefit from the
established entitlement under the old regime.
All persons in receipt of Social Assistance and related non-contribotury
benefits are automatically entitled to the Pink Form.
Persons wishing to apply
for the Pink Form may do so by visiting one of the local Social Security
District Office. No formal application
form is required.
important that the relevant
documentation is submitted before,
which may include statements concerning
bank accounts, investments, bonds, foreign and service pension slips etc.,
estimate value of vacant property or
rent from that
property and any other income derived from pension or employment, and estimated
market value for the second and subsequent vehicles.
Back office process
A financial investigation is carried out to
establish whether the person (Head of Household) is entitled to the Pink Form. Once
it is established that the head of household qualifies for Free Medical Aid, the Pink Form is issued. Members of
the Head of Household are listed on the same Pink Form but each is issued with
a Pink Card (DH 128) of his or her own.
How to apply
You can call
at any Social Security Office (view list
here) and apply there.