Saint John of God Hospital provides a service to and takes referrals from the country as a whole. Admissions policy and procedures are governed by the Mental Health Act 2001 and influenced by recommendations from various professional bodies regarding optimal approaches to psychiatric care.
Requests for the emergency or elective admission of patients to the hospital are made by the patient’s General Practitioner, medical staff of another hospital, external consultant or consultant attached to Saint John of God Hospital.
The hospital does not run a walk-in assessment unit. Saint John of God Hospital deals directly with the following insurers:
- VHI (Voluntary Health Insurance)
- Aviva / Irish Life Health
- ESB Medical Provident Fund
- Saint Paul’s Garda Medical Aid Society
- Prison Officers’ Medical Aid Society
- Non-Insured Patients
It is essential that a patient knows their level of insurance cover as all policies vary and they may include certain exclusions or excesses. Where there is a shortfall on your policy, you will be required to pay this on admission. An estimate of the cost can be provided to you by the Accounts or Admissions Office at 01-2771400