Treatment + High Cost Drugs
Supporting your care in public, private and high-tech hospitals
When you have been diagnosed with cancer, it’s essential that you quickly receive the best and most appropriate treatment. Irish Life Health offers access to care in public, private and high-tech hospitals, with all our plans covering the eight designated cancer centres.
All our hospital plans cover the vast majority of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments available in hospitals. At the same time, our Health in the Home benefit can help avoid inconvenient trips back to the hospital to have your chemotherapy disconnects, where you are able to start your chemotherapy in hospital and have been discharged to continue it at home.
In addition, we cover important specialised tests. These include Oncotype Dx testing which indicates the likelihood of breast cancer returning in the future. If necessary, Irish Life Health’s hospital plans also cover you if your surgery takes place in a pre-approved facility abroad.
Other benefits available across a range of plans include:
- FoundationOne CDx Oncology Genetics - These tests can indicate if a particular drug could be an effective treatment for your specific condition.
- DEXA Scans - These analyse bone density to indicate the chances of developing bone loss due to certain treatments.
- Medicall ambulance - This covers the cost of an ambulance if you need to be transferred between medical facilities.
- Elective surgery overseas (subject to pre-approval)
- Psycho-oncology counselling - Claim back some of the costs of psycho-oncology counselling carried out by a registered psychologist.
- Psychotherapy and counselling - If you need their assistance, you can claim back some of the costs of attending an approved psychotherapist or counsellor.
- Post-cancer treatment sleeping caps - If treatment has led to hair loss, you can claim towards the cost of caps worn to reduce scalp irritation while sleeping.
- Cancer Support Benefit - This pays towards accommodation expenses you incur if you have to travel more than 50km for treatment.