Treatment Refund Information

Limerick City treatment centre

Mr. Tony Phelan BSc(Hons)

Here is some information about how to determine how much of your treatment cost can be reclaimed from your health insurance and as a tax refund, and how to do both.

I used to give the health insurance policy information out directly to patients.However, the insurance companies changed the cover on policies so often, that the information quickly became out-dated and inaccurate.

Thus I decided that it was best to direct patients to the health insurance companies to get the most up-to-date and accurate information.

In addition, your treatment is also eligible for tax refund. This means that if you’re eligible, you can claim back 20% of the treatment cost.

You can claim both from your health insurance and also get a tax refund.

Here’s how it works:

  • The standard treatment fee is €40.
  • You first claim back from your health insurance.
  • Most good policies allow you to claim back 50%.
  • Thus you get back €20, but you are still out of pocket by another €20.
  • The outstanding amount can then be claimed as a tax refund.
  • That amount in this case is €4 (20% of €20).

Your treatment is covered under the category of “Physical Therapy” in your health insurance policy.

Here are the contact details for the various health insurance providers:

VHI
www.VHI.ie
1890 44 44 44
(056)775 3200
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm

AVIVA HEALTH
www.avivahealth.ie
1890 71 44 44
Monday to Friday 7am to 8pm

LAYA
www.layahealthcare.ie
1890 904 067
(021)2022000
Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm
Saturday 10am – 3.30pm

GLOHEALTH
www.glohealth.ie
1890 744 744
(01)9602807
Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm

HSF
www.HSF.ie
1890 473 473
(065)6799900
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Regarding information on your eligibility for tax refund, and how to do this, see the link below.
www.revenue.ie/forms/med1.pdf

We more than welcome your comments and questions !

Thanks,
Mr. Tony Phelan BSc(Hons)
info@PainReliefClinic.ie
(061)467940
(087)6250992

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