Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Department of Health
General Medical Services Scheme
Under the Health Act 1970 (as amended) all persons ordinarily resident in the State are eligible for public health services provided by or on behalf of the HSE on a full or limited eligibility basis.
When a patient opts to avail of private treatment from a private provider, the relationship between the patient and the provider is a private contractual matter. The current public health eligibility framework provide no basis for reimbursing any private patient charges incurred by a patient in these circumstances.