Mater Private announces agreement has been reached with all insurance providers to cover COVID-19 testing

The Mater Private Healthcare Group have reached agreement with all health insurance providers to cover the cost of COVID-19 screening, testing, and associated fees for inpatient and outpatient cases at our hospitals in Dublin, Cork, and Limerick.

From today, Thursday 10th September 2020, all costs associated with COVID-19 screening and testing will be fully covered by the patient’s insurer.

Patients holding insurance policies with VHI, Irish Life Health (ILH), Laya Healthcare, ESB, Garda Medical Aid (GMA), and Prison Officers Medical Aid Society (POMAS) who may have incurred a COVID-19 surcharge will be fully reimbursed by the hospital in the coming weeks.

 A spokesperson for the Mater Private Healthcare Group said:

“We are continually focused on delivering our services with the best interests of our patients and staff in mind. We took the decision from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to adopt a series of additional quality, safety and risk management measures that would assure the health and safety of everyone who enters our hospitals and give comfort and reassurance to all.

 “We are pleased to have reached an amicable agreement with all of our insurer’s partners, meaning our patients will no longer incur any fees for these additional measures which will remain in place as we navigate the delivery of healthcare through the challenges of COVID-19.”

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