When Lief and I decided to relocate from the United States to Ireland nearly two decades ago, we were early...Read more
Anywhere you go in Ireland, doctors and specialists are trained to a high standard. For major surgery and management of more serious diseases and conditions, you would need to travel to the larger towns and cities.
The standard of health care in Ireland’s public system is high, but the waiting lists are long. For something more serious, you would need to go the private route, which can be expensive.
As in most of Western Europe, the cost of medical services is high in Ireland. A consultation with your family doctor, or general practitioner, averages 50 euros; a visit to the emergency room costs 100 euros; an overnight stay in hospital can cost upward of 1,000 euros. Once you develop a relationship with a general practitioner in Ireland, though, you may find they charge you less for repeat visits.