Links to useful medical websites
Browse through the links below to get more info about the Smear test, Breast cancer or about Autism or Alcoholics Anonimous and more other conditions or subjects of interest.
Domicilary Care Allowance
Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment to the carer of a child with a disability so severe that the child requires care and attention and/or supervision substantially in excess of another child of the same age. This care and attention must be provided to allow the child to deal with the activities of daily living. The child must be likely to require this level of care and attention for at least 12 months.
Long-Term Illness Scheme
If you have certain long-term illnesses or disabilities, you may apply to join the Long Term Illness Scheme and you will be supplied with a Long Term Illness book. This book allows you to get drugs, medicines, and medical and surgical appliances directly related to the treatment of your illness, free of charge. It does not depend on your income or other circumstances
and is separate from the Medical Card Scheme and the GP Visit Card Scheme.
Hepatitis C - HAA Card
If you contracted Hepatitis C from the administration within the State of contaminated blood or blood products, you are entitled to a range of services including GP services, all prescribed drugs, medicines and appliances, dental and ophthalmic services, home support, home nursing, counselling services and other services without charge.
These services are provided under the Health (Amendment) Act 1996. If you are eligible, the Hepatitis C Liaison Officer in your Health Service Executive (HSE) Area will arrange to issue you with a Health (Amendment) Act Card (HAA Card), which will make it easier for you to access these services.
Disability Allowance (DA)
To qualify for Disability Allowance (DA) you must:
Download useful medical or social forms
Are you looking for a medical form such as European Health Insurance Card, Disability Allowance, Child Benefit, Domiciliary Care Allowance or Medical Card Application and don't know where to find it?
You came to the right place. Browse below for your form. Once you find it, you could download it into your computer or you could print it straight away.
Medical Card and GP Visit Card
Medical Cards allow people to access a Family Doctor or GP services, community health services, dental services, hospital care and a range of other benefits free of charge.
GP Visit Cards allows individuals and families in Ireland to visit their family doctor for free. Only the cost of visits to your family doctor is free; you must pay for prescribed drugs, medicines and other health services similar to others who don't have a Medical Card. If you have a GP Visit Card you should also apply for a Drugs Payment Scheme Card if you don't already have one.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
The European Health Insurance Card or EHIC (formerly the E111 form) allows the holder to access health care services when travelling to other EU or EEA countries. Anyone who is living in Ireland or intends to live here for a year can apply for an EHIC from the HSE.
Child Benefit (previously known as Children's Allowance) is payable to the parents or guardians of children under 16 years of age, or under 18 years of age if the child is in full-time education, youthreach training or has a disability. Child Benefit is not paid on behalf of 18-year olds.
Child Benefit is paid at one and a half times the appropriate monthly rate for twins, and at double the appropriate monthly rate for triplets and other multiple births.
Drugs Payment Scheme
Under the Drugs Payment Scheme, an individual or family in Ireland only has to pay €144 each month for approved prescribed drugs, medicines and certain appliances for use by that person or his or her family in that month. The amount is determined from time to time by the Minister for Health and Children. If you have a GP Visit Card or do not have a Medical Card you should apply for a Drugs Payment Scheme Card.
Invalidity Pension is a payment for insured people who are permanently incapable of work because of an illness or incapacity. A doctor employed by the Department of Social Protection decides whether you are medically unfit for work and qualify on medical grounds for Invalidity Pension.
To qualify you must:
The Blind Pension is a means-tested payment paid to blind and visually impaired people who are habitually resident in Ireland. The payment is made by the Department of Social Protection. To qualify for the Pension you will be required to have an eye test by an opthalmic surgeon (paid for by the Department) to verify your visual impairment.
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