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Health Care in Ireland

Ireland's health care system is modern, reasonably efficient and largely financed by government though a system of national health insurance and schools. It is also free (public health care) or not, depending on the type of attention you will require:

If you are travelling to the island of Ireland from another Member State of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, you must carry an European Health Insurance Card or a provisional replacement certificate.

If you need a hospital ingormation to access immediately, using this hospital compare site provides a tool that can quickly give you the information you need and great tool to find renowned doctors who have studied in Ireland. is a great way to view all of the hospitals that surround you while comparing your options based on your healthcare needs.

Health care system in Ireland

Visitors traveling from outside the EU member states are advised to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Public health care in Ireland :
    If you hold an European Health Insurance Card (you are from a State the European Union or Switzerland), you are entitled to receive the same level of health care as Irish citizens (it includes free maintenance and treatment in public beds in Health Service Executive and voluntary hospitals, Outpatient services are also provided for free).

  • Private health care in Ireland :
    Obviously, you must pay the full costs of treatment if you opt for private health care, in Ireland you can avail of a range of private health care services. Private Health Insurance is widely used in Ireland. About half of the Irish population is covered by this form of health insurance, the major private health insurance companies are the Vhi, QUINN-healthcare and Hibernian Aviva.
There are many public and private hospitals; they are fully equipped with trained medical personnel.

Medical schools  

Medical schools in Ireland

Each career offers many opportunities to be a successful person. Medicine is a rewarding career where you dedicate your life to save others, so in medical schools you will learn everything that you need to learn about medicine. After you finish school, you can obtain a degree, but you will also have to apply to an internship, residency, and finally, follow a specialty to find a job in the field of your choice.

Nursing schools  

Nursing schools in Ireland

If you want to find the best career where you can help people; then nursing may be the right career for you. Look for the best nursing schools that will fulfill your expectations. You must look for a basic education in healthcare and a balanced coursework that consists of classes and practical placements in a hospital setting to reinforce the knowledge in order to be able to confront real situations in hospitals or clinics.

Pharmacy schools  

Pharmacy schools in Ireland

A great pharmacist is able to investigate about new drugs that may improve the life of others. If you want to become a pharmacist, you will study four years before you go to an internship. Pick the best pharmacy schools; they offer programs divided in three main sections: Pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacotherapy. You can continue your education and obtain a MD or a PhD in many fields related to pharmacology.

Dental schools  

Dental schools in Ireland

It is necessary to find your own way to become a successful person and if Dentistry is your vocation, you should visit dental schools to check where you can obtain a complete knowledge about oral health. These schools offer programs where you can a earn a degree as a bachelor, licentiate or doctorate. Find a school in agreement you live so you will have facilities to make a career without problems, these schools offer programs DDS and DMD so will gain a degree such as bachelor, licentiate or doctorate. Once you’ve obtained your degree, you will be able to work in a hospital or in your own dental office.

Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance:
Tel: 112 or 999 - these numbers are free of charge but should only be used in cases of genuine emergency.

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