Urgent Cardiac Care Pricing and Insurance Cover

The initial consultation/attendance fee and ECG for Urgent Cardiac Care 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. Prior to admission, your insurance will be verified, and any cost and options will be discussed with you by our Admissions Team. Please note: when attending after 5pm, insurance verification and payment details will be addressed the following day (with the exception of weekends). 

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) or email us at cover@materprivate.ie

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

If you are admitted for a fixed price procedure (FPP), your insurance will be verified. This may alter your admission charges. You will be notified of this by the administrative team in the Urgent Cardiac Care Department.

Tax relief

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.

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.