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Useful Medical Information

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.

 

Private Health Insurance

A specific insurance policy for UL students is available from O’Driscoll O’Neil insurance brokers. The policy is €160 per year. See www.odon.ie/ul for further information.

Health insurance is also available from the following Irish health insurance companies: Aviva Health InsuranceVoluntary Health Insurance (VHI) and Laya Healthcare.

 

UL Medical Centre

UL has a Student Health Centre with two nurses in full-time attendance. The Centre is open on week days from 09h00 to 16h30 and does not provide services outside these hours. A doctor and physiotherapist are also available at specified hours. There is a fee of €25 to visit the doctor but appointments must be made in advance except in emergencies. It is advisable to register with a local doctor for the duration of your stay.