In Ireland, you should only ever present to the Accident & Emergency (A&E) department or call an ambulance in the event of a major medical emergency. In all other cases, you should contact the SHC or one of the services listed in the Out of Hours Clinics information.
Charges apply for attending A&E except for those who have:
An initial assessment by a GP and are referred to the A&E with a doctor’s letter.
Students who present a valid EHIC card will not need to pay.
For information on hospital charges please see
If you have medical insurance, you may be able to claim some or all of any expenses incurred (please see below for additional information regarding medical insurance).