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Who Pays for Treatment?

In the public service treatment is free following referral from a consultant or a GP. You will have to go on a waiting list. There is no standard fee in private practice due to competition authority.  For example, fees can be dictated by:
  • the location of practice;
  • whether it is an initial or follow-up visit;
  • the duration of treatment;
  • the prescription and supply of specialist materials e.g. orthotics (customised insoles).
Chartered Physiotherapy services are reimbursable under the health insurance products offered by private health insurance companies such as Aviva, Laya, VHI, Glo Health. Check your policy information to find out if physiotherapy is included in your cover.