The health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff remains a top priority at Mater Private Network. With this in mind, we have revised our policy for visitors to the hospital, in line with the latest COVID-19 guidelines.

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Urgent Cardiac Care Pricing and Insurance Cover

Revised Pricing (as of Dec 3rd 2018)

The charge for an Urgent Cardiac Care consultation is €250 (Dublin) and €200 (Cork).

Should additional tests be required as part of your visit to Urgent Cardiac Care, the cost for your visit is capped at €600 (Dublin) and €400 (Cork). This cost includes the initial consultation charge and routine cardiology testing (but excludes cardiac CT and cardiac MRI).

Some private health insurance plans offer outpatient benefits; please check with your insurance provider if you can claim back on any of the above charges.

Inpatient admission 

In the event of admission to a Mater Private Network hospital directly from Urgent Cardiac Care, the level of cover will vary depending on your insurance policy and the treatment required. As insurance cover varies between different plans, please have your insurance details with you.  You may also call our Insurance Cover team on 01 885 8856 to verify your insurance cover prior to your visit (Monday to Thursday 8am - 5pm and Friday 8am - 4.30pm). 

Prior to admission, your insurance will be verified and any cost and options will be discussed with you by our admissions staff. Please note: when attending out of hours, insurance verification and payment details will be addressed the following day (with the exception of weekends). 

To secure payment, credit/debit card details will be needed but no payment will be taken until the point of discharge. 

Insurance information - key terms explained 

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.  

A 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. 

A 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.