GP and hospital services

  • Family doctors (GPs) provide certain services to medical card and GP visit card holders free of charge.

  • Outlines the services GPs (family doctors) offer in Ireland, how to find a GP and how much it costs to visit a GP in Ireland. Covers visiting a GP out of hours and how to make a complaint about a GP.

  • Types of hospital, including public and private hospitals, and hospital services.

  • Charges that patients may have to pay for out-patient and in-patient services in public hospitals. Also describes long stay charges.

  • How the GP out-of-hours service in Ireland works, how much the GP out-of-hours service costs and how to contact your local GP out-of-hours service.

  • 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?
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