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HAA (Hepatitis) Scheme

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If you contracted Hepatitis C from the administration within Ireland of blood or blood products and have a positive diagnostic test, you are entitled to a range of services including public in-patient and out-patient hospital services, GP services, all prescribed drugs, medicines and appliances, dental and ophthalmic services, home help, home nursing, counselling services and other services without charge. If you are eligible, the Hepatitis C Liaison Officer in your HSE area will arrange to issue you with a Health (Amendment) Act Card (HAA Card), which will make it easier for you to access these services.

 

A HAA Card is not the same as a Medical Card. The HAA Card is personal to the individual cardholder and does not cover family members (except in the case of access to counselling services). You should bring your card with you when availing of services.

 

Summary of EntitlementsServices outside the Hospital setting:

 

GP ServicesPrescribed drugs, medicines, aids and appliances
Dental services
Ophthalmic services
Aural services
Home support services
Home nursing
Counselling services
A range of other services, such as chiropody/podiatry, and physiotherapy
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Hospital ServicesIn-patient and out-patient specialist services in the Liver Units of the public hospitals listed below, plus other in-patient and out-patient services in public hospitals.
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9 Tel 01 809 3000
Mater Misercordiae University Hospital, Dublin 7 Tel 01 803 2048
St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8 Tel 01 410 3417
St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin 4 Tel 01 221 4248
Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Tel 01 428 2527
St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny Tel 056 778 5308
Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork Tel 021 492 0044
University College Hospital, Galway Tel 091 54 43 70

 

For more information: Dublin South East/Dun Laoghaire/Bray/Wicklow and Dublin South/ Kildare & West WicklowMs Antoinette Kelly, Hepatitis C Liaison Officer, HSE Mill Lane, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 Tel: 01 620 1712 Email: Antoinette.Kelly@hse.ie