EU students are entitled to free medical consultations and prescriptions in Ireland with the E111 E109, E128 and European Health Cards. Please present these cards together with your DIT Student Card to the receptionist. Medication prescribed by the doctor can then be put on a General Medicines Scheme (GMS) prescription for you.
All other foreign nationals (non EU & UK) have no medical card entitlements in Ireland. We recommend they have adequate medical insurance as hospital care can be very expensive in Ireland. However attendance at the Student Health Centre is free if they are full time students or apprentices.
We also encourage foreign students to locate a GP in their area, as the DIT college doctors are only available throughout term time (September – June).