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NON-EU STUDENTS

All routine doctor and nurse consultations are FREE in the Health Centre if you have a full time current DIT student card. Click here to see how to make an appointment Some charges apply Click here for details.

Family doctors are called General Practitioners in Ireland GP.We encourage you tolocate a GP in your area, and register with them when you start college, as the college doctors do not operate a full-time GP service in the Health Centre. They are available throughout term time during the day only. There is no out of hour’s facility (there is limited nurse’s availability during the summer months)

For dental services in your area click here

What to do if you become unwell out of hours, at night time or the week-end.

  1. Qualified pharmacists are trained to help with some medical problems and they will be able to advise you regarding medication or if you need to go to a GP.
  2. 2.   Ideally you will have already registered with a general practitioner in your area( as above) and you can contact the surgery to access medical attention. Please click here to see GP out of hours services in your area charges will apply.
  3. In the case of an emergency you can go to the A+E Department of your local hospital. Find a Hospital
  4. The royal Victoria Eye and Ear hospital operates a 24 hour emergency service for eye emergencies click here for details
  5. 999 or 112 is the Emergency Number in Ireland. The operator will request details of which service you require and an emergency ambulance will be dispatched to your location. Emergency services should only be requested in urgent and life threatening situations.

If you have an existing medical condition/illness

It is helpful if you can bring your medical records from your home country with you including what treatment you have had previously. Especially if your own doctor in your country of origin advised that you continue on a course of treatment/medication while you are in Ireland. Please provide this in English.

If you are on a course of medication prescribed in your home country CLICK HERE to see if it is available in Ireland. If you have any queries please make an appointment to see one of the doctors in the Student Health Centre

Useful websites

For details about charges in the Health Service in Ireland, click here

For reliable medical informationPatient.co.uk

Irish council for international students 

DIT International Student Office.

The European Commission Representation in Ireland

Free eye tests in the DIT

For LGBT issues BeLonG To

EU STUDENTS

All routine doctor and nurse consultations are FREE in the Health Centre if you have a full time current DIT student card.  Some charges apply- click here for details.

Services available under EU Regulation 1408/71 to holders of the European Health Insurance Card, E111 or equivalent during a temporary stay in Ireland click here. If you attend the Student Health Centre, please present this card together with your DIT Student Card to the receptionist before your appointment.  If prescription medication is required it can then be put on a General Medicines Scheme (GMS) prescription for you, which will allow you to obtain the medication free.

We encourage you tolocate a family doctor (called a General Practitioner –GP in Ireland) in your area, and register with them when you arrive in Ireland, as the college doctors do not operate a full-time GP service in the Health Centre. They are available throughout term time during the day only. There is no out of hour’s facility (there is limited nurse’s availability during the summer months)

All EU residents are entitled to free medical consultations with selected General Practitioners and free prescription medication in Ireland on presentation of a relevant current European Health Card. You will need to register with a GP, as above, to avail of this service. When you have located a GP in your area, you should contact the practice and enquire as to how to register as a new patient as some practices may not be accepting new patients onto their list.

For Dental Services in your area click here

What to do if you become unwell out of hours, at night time or the week-end.

  1. Qualified pharmacists are trained to help with some medical problems and they will be able to advise you regarding medication or if you need to go to a GP.
  2. Ideally you will have already registered with a GP in your area( as above) and you can contact their surgery to access medical attention. Please click here to see GP out of hours services in your area.
  3. In the case of an emergency you can go to the A+E Department of your local hospital. Find a Hospital The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear hospital operates a 24 hour emergency service for eye emergencies please click here for details.
  4. 999 or 112 is the Emergency Number in Ireland. The operator will request details of which service you require and an emergency ambulance will be dispatched to the location. Emergency services should only be requested in urgent and life threatening situations.

 If you have an existing medical condition/illness

It is helpful if you can bring your medical records from your home country with you including what treatment you have had previously. Especially if your own doctor in your country of origin advised that you continue on a course of treatment/medication while you are in Ireland. This will need to be in English.

If you are on a course of medication prescribed in your home country CLICK HERE to see if it is available in Ireland. If you have any queries please make an appointment to see one of the doctors in the Student Health Centre

Useful websites

For details about ALL Health Services that are available in Ireland. click here

For reliable medical informationPatient.co.uk

Irish council for international students 

DIT International Student Office.

The European Commission Representation in Ireland

Free eye tests in the DIT

For LGBT issues BeLonG To