Day: January 9, 2019

Taxation and Medical Expenses

Taxation on Medical Expenses: If you pay medical expenses that are not covered by the State or by private health insurance, you may claim tax relief on some of those expenses. These expenses include the costs involved in nursing home care. More information is available about tax relief on nursing home


Nutrition: Nutrition plays an integral role in living a healthy lifestyle. Many children and adults with autism face challenges that can make a nutritious diet especially difficult. Food sensitivities, gastroenterological issues and restricted or repetitive behaviours are just a few examples. We have compiled the resources below to help you

Speech & Language Therapists:

Speech & Language Therapists: Speech & Language Therapists Much of what we do in our daily lives involves communicating and interacting with others. Communication skills are important for things like expressing our thoughts and needs, listening to others, being able to work together with someone to solve a problem. If

Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapy Services: Physiotherapy services delivered through the public health service are generally provided in hospitals, either on an in-patient or out-patient basis. Physiotherapists are specialized members of the healthcare profession who use mainly physical means such as exercise, manipulation, massage and electrical methods of therapy. This therapy is used to treat

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy Services: Occupational therapy services are designed to help people who have a disability (physical, psychological or social) to achieve the maximum degree of independence in ordinary living. Many occupational therapists work in Health Service Executive (HSE) Local Health Offices or Primary Care Teams. In theory, everyone who needs the service

Medical Cards

Medical Card: If you have a medical card issued by the Health Service Executive (HSE), you can receive certain health services free of charge. Normally, your dependent spouse or partner and your children are also covered for the same range of health services. To qualify for a medical card, your weekly

GP Visit Card

GP Visit Card: If you do not qualify for a medical card you may be eligible for a GP visit card. A GP visit card allows you to visit a participating family doctor for free. Unless you have a medical card or a GP visit card, visits to GPs are not free.