Increasing numbers of global citizens are moving to Ireland. With a combination of culturally rich cities, tranquil villages, stunning landscapes and an incredible coastline, there’s lots of choice for anyone looking to make Ireland their home.
With a growing economy particularly in industries such as technology and renewable energy, there are plenty of opportunities for expatriates to live and work in Ireland and it continues to be a popular destination.
With Now Health International, you can ensure your healthcare needs and costs are covered when living abroad in Ireland.
Ireland operates a two-tier healthcare system with both private and public medical facilities. According to the latest data from 2019, approximately 45% of the Irish population currently have private medical insurance.
All maternity services and treatment for children up to the age of six months is provided free of charge in Ireland. However, those requiring emergency medical care have to pay a EUR 100 fee at Accident and Emergency Departments if they have not visited a GP prior to attending hospital, and hospital stays for In-Patient treatment are charged at EUR 80 per day, up to a maximum of EUR 800 in a 12-month period.
If you’re planning to live in Ireland, it’s therefore important to ensure you have adequate private health cover.
Anyone who is resident in Ireland is entitled to use the public healthcare system which is managed by the Health Service Executive. This right also extends to British citizens and European visitors who hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
While those on low incomes and receiving benefits are entitled to free hospital care and GP visits etc, everyone else must pay fees for certain services. In addition, the public healthcare system in Ireland is known for its lack of accessibility and waiting times for treatment have been ranked among the worst in Europe.
As such, if you are planning to live in Ireland it is worth considering taking out an international health insurance plan. This will not only give you access to private healthcare facilities in Ireland as well as back in your home country but also help you to avoid extended waiting times, ensuring you can get the treatment and care you need at the earliest opportunity.
Plan your private healthcare cover when living in Ireland today with Now Health International.
Our health and medical insurance plans start from as little as EUR 26 per month for our WorldCare Essential Plan, which covers you for In-Patient and Day-Patient care both in Ireland and abroad.
Our other healthcare plans offer more extensive cover for Out-Patient treatment such as GP visits, dental treatment and maternity care if required. We also offer a more affordable SimpleCare plan for the cost-conscious customer.
Choose the Now Health International plan that’s right for you and get peace of mind that you’ll be able to access the best medical care should you or your family need to.
“I am so grateful to the Now Health Team for everything they did for me and my family. My rare condition was completely unexpected and it was distressing to discover this while I was pregnant. However from the initial diagnosis all the way through to my kidney transplant, the team were nothing but supportive and ensured I could access the best care when I needed it most. Having the reassurance that my mother’s transplant donor costs would be covered was also a real relief. Thank you Now Health!”