Fees & Available Refunds

CV UPDATE Restructured Appointments & Fees

For those of you  who have been to the clinic, you will know that it is a very narrow building and doesn’t lend itself easily to social distancing requirements.

So for the time being, to facilitate the hygiene requirements and social distancing protocols – and the potential of Contact Tracing measures which will create some uncertainty for you or I being able to attend a follow-up appointment – it is not practical to continue with 30 minute patient lists.

Therefore I am offering ‘Double Appointments’ lasting 1 hour. This is 2x30 minute treatments joined together. We will see how this goes and remain flexible going forwards. I invite your feedback.

Patients usually want to book a follow-up appointment, and since no one knows when any of us will need to self-isolate, it is prudent to combine the first and second treatments into one session to maximise its effectiveness and your availability.

Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Acupuncture & Combined treatments:  €140 per hour. Payable in 2 instalments, see below. Card payments, post-dated cheques and cash accepted.

  • If wanted, this may be divided into 2 x 30 minute appointments for existing patients of the practice who can bring another family member.
  • New patients, including babies will be seen for a double appointment of 1 hour.

I do not want this change to my practice to impede your being able to come for treatment, so I am proposing the following fee arrangments:

  • Fees may be paid in 2 halves with up to 4 weeks between payments if needed. So that the effect is the same as coming for two appointments on separate dates and paying fees at each appointment.

I will be taking 15 minutes between patients to clean the clinic. I will also only be working part-time whilst these measures are in place. This is because wearing PPE is known to cause significant stress to the body physiology and mind.

Most insurance companies pay 50% of osteopathic and acupuncture fees, and the variation is not based on cost of scheme but on the correct choice. To check if your medical insurance should indeed cover osteopathy and acupuncture fees, to compare policies and know your rights regarding changing your policy and so forth you may click the button. A new window will open.

Health Insurance Authority

Revenue Ireland will refund 20% of osteopathic treatment fees whether or not you have medical insurance. Fore patients without medical insurance the 20% rebate  on the full €65 will be approximately €13, making fees €52 per treatment. There are certain rules which can be found on the revenue website ‘A Guide to claiming Health or Medical Expenses Relief’. A new window will open.

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 A letter from Irish Health Insurance

Your osteopathic appointment may, after available refunds, cost you only €20. Click on the link below to read a letter I received from Irish Health Insurance. Help is available even if your current policy does not cover osteopathic treatment.

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