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Outpatient costs - who pays these

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Diabeticger, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Active Member

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    Just diagnosed a month and have a lot of outpatient trips including eyes , who covers the cost of these ?
     
  2. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think that would be the NHS, your GP refers you for outpatient appointments for diabetes, eyes etc.
    Unless Ireland is different?
     
  3. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Which costs are you talking about - the actual appointments? Or your costs?
    If its the appointments and stuff I'm not sure whether its from a central NHS fund, or your CCG or someone else (I'm sure someone can answer that though)
    If you mean your costs such as your transport to said appointments then you pay that.
     
  4. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Active Member

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    I mean the actual visits, meeting the doctors ect , I'm lucky enough to live near to my local hospital,
     
  5. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you live outside of the UK by any chance?
     
  6. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Active Member

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    Yes in ireland, finding it difficult to find a straight answer, lots of contradicting answers
     
  7. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m assuming you have been paying into the system right? As far as I’m aware Ireland is divided into public and private healthcare by HSE. You have a medical card? For your prescriptions and GP visits? You are entitled to free and reduced costs to services. I guess without the medical card, it’ll be out of your pocket. So outpatient appointments will be at a reduced cost without the medical card.
     
  8. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Active Member

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    No medical card, I'm on a long term illness schemen
     
  9. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes for medication, does it cover anything else? I heard the medical card is means tested.
     
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