International Patients

Patients from the rest of the world

In many situations your health insurance may reimburse some of the costs involved in your visit to Clifden Medical Practice. A receipt will be provided by our staff at the time of payment, which can then be presented to your insurance company.

Patients from the UK

Visitors from the UK are entitled to emergency care (2 visits) without charge provided they have proof of NHS eligibility or a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You can also provide a valid passport or drivers licence. Your personal UK national insurance number is considered proof of NHS eligibility. Please be aware that certain treatments are not covered. This may include suturing or other minor procedures.

Patients from the EU

Visitors from EU countries are entitled to emergency care without charge provided they have a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) from their own country, valid at the time of their visit.  Please present your European Health Card at the practice reception before each consultation.