Pricing & Insurance cover
The initial consultation/attendance fee for the Emergency department is €150.
Additional charges such as x-rays, scans, stitches, crutches, braces etc. may be incurred. The most common of these are listed below. Your total bill for the visit to the Emergency Department will be capped and will not exceed €550*, combining the attendance fee and any additional charges.
|Blood Tests/Labs||€35 - €100 (per test)|
|Ultrasound – abdomen||€170|
|CT/MRI (excl Cardiac CT/Cardiac MRI)||€250|
Some insurance plans offer outpatient benefits, please check with your insurance provider if you can claim back on any of the above charges.
*Please be advised, where a consultation with a specialist other than the Emergency Consultant is recommended and takes place whilst attending the Emergency Department, a separate consultation charge of €180 applies. This is not included in the €550 cap per bill.
You can claim tax relief of up to 20% for any non-reimbursed charges relating to your visit on your Med 1 form. Please visit www.revenue.ie for more information.
In the event of admission to the Mater Private hospital directly from the Emergency Department, the level of cover will vary depending on your insurance policy and the treatment required.
Prior to admission your insurance will be verified and any cost and options will be discussed with you by our admissions staff. We will endeavour to ensure that you have the necessary information to make an informed decision relating to your care with us.
As insurance cover varies between different plans, please have your insurance details to hand. You may also call our insurance cover line on 01 885 8856 to verify your cover prior to your visit (Mon- Thursday 8am – 5pm and Friday 8am to 4.30pm).
To secure payment, credit/debit card details will be needed but no payment will be taken until discharge.
If you are a self-pay patient please be advised that you will be requested to pre pay the nightly fee. A member of staff will discuss these costs with you prior to admission.
Waiting period: This is the period of time imposed by your insurance company during which you may have limited or no cover. The timeframe of the waiting period will depend on the type of waiting period applied to your policy.
Shortfall is the difference between the full price and that which your insurer covers. It is the amount the policy holder is liable to pay. A Shortfall is normally applied on a per night or per procedure basis.
Policy excess is the amount of money that you pay towards your hospital bills before you can claim back from your insurer. This is a once off payment that is normally applied on a per admission basis.
We strongly recommend that you confirm this information with your insurance provider prior to attending in order to avoid any unexpected costs relating to your care.