Looking after your health

Overview Document Outlines what you need to know about the Irish healthcare system as a returning Irish emigrant.

GP visit cards for children under 6
Children under 6 are entitled to free visits to participating GPs. Find out how to register for the GP visit card for children under 6.
This document is in: Medical cards and GP visit cards

GP visit cards
Unless you have a medical card or GP visit card, visits to family doctors are not free. What is a GP visit card and how can you apply?
This document is in: Medical cards and GP visit cards

Medical cards
The medical card scheme entitles certain people to free public health services. This document explains the medical card and how to apply for it.
This document is in: Medical cards and GP visit cards

Health services for visitors to Ireland
Entitlement to health services if you are visiting Ireland.
This document is in: Health system

Fair Deal Scheme
People who move into registered nursing homes may receive financial support from the HSE under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme.
This document is in: Health services for older people

Returning to Ireland and buying private health insurance
Outlines things you should consider when buying private health insurance as a returning Irish emigrant. Covers waiting periods, pre-existing conditions, age-related loading and maternity related claims.