The HSE issues their reimbursement rates for each procedure and we can advise patients before they travel what they can expect in terms of reimbursement from the HSE for their treatment.
Before the patient travels we present a choice of hospitals and their costs for that treatment. Then a patient and doctor, can select the hospital that most suits their needs. In the options we present, some hospitals will offer treatment close to the reimbursement rate therefore the patient will get most of this reimbursed and then others may charge slightly above the rate and patient would incur some of the cost. Either way the patient will be fully informed before they make their decision.
The patient does not get reimbursed from the HSE for travel, hotel accommodation or other out-of-pocket expenses. We will help the patient estimate how much these items would cost. We also help with patients seeking funding from their bank/credit union.