EU Medical Cover

As an EU student, you are eligible to avail of the full medical services in Ireland. In order to do so, bring a European Health Card with you, which you can obtain from your local health board in your home country. The European Health Card entitles you to public health care for medical treatment. More information can be found here

Private Health Insurance

Study & Protect

Study & Protect, a specialist international student insurance broker, provide a comprehensive health insurance offering by Irish Life Health called ‘Study in Ireland’.

Key Benefits include:

  • Pre-existing conditions waiting periods are waived meaning all policy benefits are activated immediately
  • The upgrade waiting period is waived meaning students can upgrade their plan to a more expensive plan only for the days required to avail of private hospital treatment for as little as €9 per day (depending on age and plan selected).
  • Unlimited digital doctor sessions with a fully qualified GP from the comfort of your own accommodation.
  • Mental Health support via the Irish Life Health mobile app which provides 24/7 support (includes Telephone Counselling, Video Counselling, Text Chat and more).
  • Study & Protect Whatsapp Messenger support for any claim, policy or coverage queries.

Other Health Insurance Options

Health insurance is available from the following Irish health insurance companies: Aviva Health Insurance and Laya Healthcare.

UL Student Health Centre

The Student Health Centre is located in block C, level M, in the main building and provides a service for University of Limerick registered students only.

The Student Health Centre is an urgent care/advisory service and deals with all general health issues as they present. Our services include access to: doctor (GP), nurse, contraceptive clinic, sexual health clinic and physiotherapy. We now offer a mixture of face to face and telephone consultations.

The Student Health Centre is closed for walk in bookings and enquiries. Please telephone to book a consultation and do not present in person unless you have been instructed by Student Health Centre staff to come in. Please be advised that in order to make an appointment with the Student Health Centre, students will need to provide an Irish mobile phone number. (Irish sim-cards available at UL Global Reception). 

Click here for further information. 

UL Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

The Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service at UL is located in block C, level M, main building, opposite the student health centre. The service is open to registered UL students only.

The counselling service provides a free and confidential service from 9-5, Monday to Friday. It is the first point of contact for your mental health care needs. You begin by attending a drop-in service which runs each weekday throughout the semester, after which further supports will be offered depending upon your needs and the resources available. Typical supports include: online supports; short-term counselling; or referral to a specialist mental health service.

Counselling can be provided online or face to face, depending upon your need as well as the physical resources available at the service. The service is non-diagnostic and non-medical in approach. It does not provide specialised assessments nor prescribe medications. Students accessing the services outside of Europe cannot be offered online counselling for indemnity purposes. Please be advised that in order to make an appointment with the UL Student Counseling and Wellbeing Service, students will need to provide an Irish mobile phone number. (Irish sim-cards available at UL Global Reception). 

For further information please visit the UL student counselling and wellbeing service website.



The UL Student Health Centre web page provides plenty of useful information for international students