About the Irish Health System- A guide for Refugees and other migrants – updated

The guide has been translated to Ukrainian, Russian and Irish and updated to include maternity services information provided by the Director of Midwifery in the Saolta Hospital Group.

The guide is in three parts;

Part 1 gives information on how to access different types of health care, the services that are free and how the GP, Pharmacy and hospital systems work.

Part 2 gives information about specialist services (dental treatments, eye tests, hearing aids, vaccinations) and some of the staff you may meet in the health system.

Part 3 advises what to do in an emergency.



Available in: EnglishEnglish/AlbanianEnglish/ArabicEnglish/BulgarianEnglish/FarsiEnglish/FrenchEnglish/GeorgianEnglish/KurdishEnglish/PashtoEnglish/PolishEnglish/PortugueseEnglish/RomanianEnglish/RussianEnglish/SomaliEnglish/SpanishEnglish/Ukrainian, English/Urdu.

Below is a poster with QR codes, these are codes that can be scanned by a smart phone, which bring you to the booklet ‘About the Irish Health Service’. There are 15 QR codes on the poster, one for each language.

About the Irish Health Service PRINT poster with QR codes in 17 languages

About the Irish Health Service WEB poster with QR codes in 17 languages 


Health service information for Ukrainian nationals

  • Updated mental health supports information is here
  • Disability services information is here
  • Healthcare services information is here
  • COVID-19 information is here
  • COVID-19 vaccination video, Dr Oksana Kozdoba, a Pediatrician from Ukraine, shares information about the vaccination programme in Ireland. She covers the vaccines offered in Ireland to protect babies, school children and adults.