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Health Svcs For U.S. Students?

Discussion in 'UK & Ireland' started by RRT2MD, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. RRT2MD

    RRT2MD Member
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    I'm a U.S. citizen and not completely familiar with the fine details of of ambulatory care in Ireland.

    I have asthma which requires daily medication, hence my fast decision to Respiratory School.

    Question for Irish citizens and U.S./Canadian students: what are the student health services like that are provided to non Irish students? Same costs or more expensive? Pharmacy costs?

    Thanks

    ~~RRT :luck:
     
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  3. dirtymac42

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    Ok just a quickie response.

    Here's the story at RCSI. Free medical care at the family clinic affliated to the college.

    When you arrive, get a PPS number (SSN/SIN) from the govt's Social Services Department. This will allow you to get a DPS (drugs payment scheme) card. This limits your monthly drug cost to €85.

    You can also take out medical insurance in ireland. Here are the websites,
    www.vhi.ie (the biggest one)
    www.bupa.ie (the british one)
    www.vivashealth.ie (the new one)
     

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