MEDICAL CARD HOLDERS
YOUR BILL RELATES TO SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU AS A PRIVATE PATIENT.
If you are a medical card holder and have seen your consultant privately in private rooms or in a private clinic, or if you have been referred for other out patient services, (such as diagnostic services or X-Rays) or if your consultant has arranged for samples / specimens to be investigated and reported on by our clients, your medical card will NOT cover this account, and you must pay this account directly to us. The following are the rules governing private patients under current Health Act Legislation as quoted from the Department of Health publication “Information Guide to our Health Services).
“if a person chooses to be a private out patient, he or she attends the consultant privately in the consultants rooms or private clinic. He or she is the private patient of any other consultant he or she may be referred to for out patient services (such as diagnostic tests or X- rays). He or she is liable for consultants fees.”
Copies of the above mentioned guide are available free of charge from the Health Service Executive or Department of Health.