Everyone is entitled to public in-patient and out-patient services but some people may have to pay some hospital charges.
If you go to the out-patients, accident and emergency or casualty department of a public hospital without being referred there by your family doctor (GP), you may be charged 66 euro. There is no charge if you are referred by a GP. The current charge does not apply to the following groups:
Address: Beaumont Road, Dublin 9
Phone No: 01 8093000
Bus Routes: 27B,51A,101,103
Coombe Womens Hospital
Address: Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8
Phone No: 01 4085200
Bus Routes: 19,50,56A,77,77A,122,150,210
Address: Lincoln Place,Dublin 2
Phone No: 01 6620766
Bus Routes: 5,7,7A,8,47A,47B
Eye & Ear Royal Victoria
Address: Dublin 2
Phone No: 01 6785500
Bus Routes: 11's,13B,14,14A,15A,15B
James Connolly Memorial Hospital
Address: Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Phone No: 01 8213844
Bus Routes: 38,39,70,76A,220
Address: Eccles St, Dublin 7
Phone No: 01 8032000
Bus Routes: 10,121,122,38,120
Meath Street Hospital
Address: Heytesbury St, Dublin 8
Address: Parnell St, Dublin 1
Phone No: 01 8730700
Bus Routes: Any bus to city centre
St James Hospital
Address: James St, Dublin 8
Phone No: 01 4103000
Bus Routes: 51B,78A,123,19,17,123
St Vincents Hospital
Address: Elm Pk, Dublin 4
Phone No: 01 2694533
Bus Routes: 5,7A,8,45,52,114
There is also the Temple St Childrens hospital which caters only for children , this is located in the city centre on Temple St.
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