Payment, Health Insurance and Self-Pay Healthcare

Please note that Shortfalls and Excesses must be paid prior to surgery or on the day of admission.

Regretably the Clinic is not responsible if, for any reason, all or part of your claim is not paid by your insurance company. In such cases the bill will be forwarded to you for payment.

Before admission please check with your insurance company that your policy covers you for accommodation and treatments that you require. Patients are liable for any charges not covered by their insurance company.

1. Inpatient Services:

1.1 VHI, Laya Healthcare,Glo Health and Aviva Health Insurance Companies

Please find details below of what your insurance plan covers
AVIVA HEALTH
LAYA HEALTH
VHI
GLO HEALTH

The hospital operates a direct settlement system with VHI, Laya Healthcare, Glo Health and Aviva Health for in-patient activity. It is important to note that some private healthcare insurance plans have Excess Conditions which may require a supplementary payment by the subscriber.

On admission please bring details of your insurance cover which should include your membership number and insurance plan.

1.2 ESB Medical Provident Fund, Garda Medical Aid, Prison Officers Association and the Defence Forces. Please find details below of what your insurance plan covers.

GARDA MEDICAL AID
DEFENCE FORCES HEALTH INSURANCE
ESB HEALTH INSURANCE
PRISON OFFICERS MEDICAL AID SOCIETY

The Hermitage Medical Clinic operates a direct settlement system with these organisations. The Patient Accounts Dept at the Hermitage Medical Clinic will send the hospital invoice to ESB Medical Provident Fund, Garda Medical Aid, Prison Officers Association and the Defence Forces.

It is imperative that the patient contacts their Health Insurers, prior to admission to the Hermitage Medical Clinic, to clarify their coverage.

On admission please bring details of your insurance cover which should include your membership number and insurance plan.

2. Non-Insured Patients

Non-Insured Patients are required to pay for treatment in full on the day of admission. Please contact the Patient Accounts Dept at 01 6459802/01 6459487 or insurance@hermitageclinic.ie for an estimate of your treatment cost prior to admission. The estimate will cover hospital costs only. Professional fees for Consultant Medical Staff are not included and will be issued to you separately by your consultant.

3. Outpatient Services

Payment is due on the day the service is provided.


MRI, CT & PET / CT Scans (Inpatients & Outpatients)

MRI Scans (Inpatients)

Insurance Companies Direct Settlement Payment Due on Time of Scan (claim under your outpatient Scheme)
VHI
Aviva Health
Laya Healthcare
GloHealth
ESB
Garda Medical Aid
Defence Forces
Prison Officers Medical Aid

CT Scans (Inpatients)

Insurance Companies Direct Settlement Payment Due on Time of Scan (claim under your outpatient Scheme)
VHI
Aviva Health
Laya Healthcare
GloHealth
ESB
Garda Medical Aid
Defence Forces
Prison Officers Medical Aid

 

PET / CT (Inpatients)

Insurance Companies Direct Settlement Payment Due on Time of Scan (claim under your outpatient Scheme)
VHI
Aviva Health
Laya Healthcare
GloHealth
ESB
Garda Medical Aid
Defence Forces
Prison Officers Medical Aid

*Please note that pre-authorisation is compulsory prior to booking for all PET/CTs.

MRI Scans (Outpatients)

Insurance Companies Direct Settlement Payment Due on Time of Scan (claim under your outpatient Scheme)
VHI (GP Referred)
VHI (Consultant Referred)
Aviva Health
Laya Healthcare
GloHealth
ESB
Garda Medical Aid
Defence Forces
Prison Officers Medical Aid


CT Scans (Outpatients)

Insurance Companies Direct Settlement Payment Due on Time of Scan (claim under your outpatient Scheme)
VHI
Aviva Health
Laya Healthcare
GloHealth
ESB
Garda Medical Aid
Defence Forces
Prison Officers Medical Aid

*Please note that MRI scans must be consultant referred with VHI and ESB cover to benefit from direct settlement.

 

PET / CT (Outpatients)

Insurance Companies Direct Settlement Payment Due on Time of Scan (claim under your outpatient Scheme)
VHI
Aviva Health
Laya Healthcare
GloHealth
ESB
Garda Medical Aid
Defence Forces
Prison Officers Medical Aid

*Please note that pre-authorisation is compulsory prior to booking for all PET/CTs.

 

SPECT / CT (Outpatients)

Insurance Companies Direct Settlement Payment Due on Time of Scan (claim under your outpatient Scheme)
VHI
Aviva Health
Laya Healthcare
GloHealth
ESB
Garda Medical Aid  
Defence Forces
Prison Officers Medical Aid

Self-Pay Healthcare

We have introduced a self pay initiative in the Hermitage Medical Clinic where the patient can pay for their procedure. For further information or to confirm a price please contact insurance@hermitageclinic.ie or 01 6459802 or 01 6459487. Lucan District Credit Union have introduced a personal loan product suited to covering your medical treatment at the Hermitage Medical Clinic. For further information contact Lucan District Credit Union on 01 6281642 or www.lucancu.ie

Forms of payment accepted

You may settle your account by cash, personal cheque or the following credit / debit cards: Visa / Mastercard and Laser card.

Tax Relief

Certain medical costs are tax deductible. Please refer to www.revenue.ie or contact your local tax office for more information.