Healthcare abroad claim made easy
Living in the Republic of Ireland? Planned or unplanned treatment abroad? Make your claim!
Pick a country you live in.
Healthcare in PRIVATE clinic abroad
Private treatment abroad refunded by the HSE is possible. If it was planned or even an emergency you can still make a claim.
EU DIRECTIVE ROUTE
Planned Healthcare abroad in STATE system
You are not able to access the treatment in Ireland you require and would like to go abroad? With S2 form it is possible.
S2 / E112 ROUTE
Emergency treatment abroad in STATE system
Received emergency treatment in the EU/ EEA or the UK and did not have your EHIC with you. You can still get a refund.
EHIC CARD ROUTE
Going abroad for medical treatment?
If you live in the Republic of Ireland and you had received or you’re thinking about going abroad to another EU, EFTA or UK for treatment it is important to understand how it works and understand all the risks involved.
If you do not follow the correct procedures, you may have to pay the full costs of your treatment. There are different funding options based on the country you are planning to go to, your treatment and the clinic/ hospital abroad.
Emergency treatment abroad with European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
EHIC gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 27 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country. EHIC has to be accepted by all clinics and hospitals that are providing state-funded healthcare, but in some cases, you may not have your card with you or there is an administrative error that does not allow you to use it.
EU directive route
The EU directive provides a route for people living in the Republic of Ireland option to get healthcare in another EU state, which HSE could refund. If you’re eligible for treatment by HSE, you may entitle yourself to access healthcare in a European Economic Area (EEA) country – but not Switzerland – and apply for reimbursement. The amount refunded by the HSE will be up to the cost of equivalent treatment HSE would pay to a hospital – you may not get the entire amount back. EU directive route gives you a chance to access your treatment sooner.
Planned Healthcare abroad in the state system (The S2/E112 route)
The S2 route may entitle you to HSE funding for planned state healthcare treatment in an EU country or Switzerland. In order to receive an S2 application, you will need to meet at least these eligibility criteria:
- The requested treatment would normally be provided in the Republic of Ireland to an individual in your circumstances.
- The requested treatment is available under the treating country’s state healthcare scheme.
- The HSE is not able to provide treatment in medically justified time.
If your application under the S2 route is approved, your treatment will be provided under the same conditions of care and payment that would apply to residents of the country you’ll be treated in.
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