Inpatient Admission


Should you require an inpatient admission to Blackrock Clinic then you will be presented with one of the following scenarios:

1. Inpatient Procedure – ie. A procedure that requires you to remain in hospital for at least 1 night.

The consultant will issue you with a procedure code (this is a procedure reference). We have Inpatient contracts which differ with each Irish health insurer.

The consultant’s secretary will take details of your finance / insurance status and ask you to call our Blackrock Clinic Freephone Enquiry Line on 1800 60 10 60, where we will advise:

Insured Patients

With your policy details, we can tell you whether you are:

  • Fully covered (nothing to pay);
  • Partially covered (with a shortfall / shortfall & co-payment): We may tell you that Blackrock Clinic will waive the shortfall & co-payment. If we are not able to do that, we will tell you the exact amount due.
  • Not covered – self pay: Please see below.

Please Note: If your policy has an EXCESS, this is a one off payment per claim which will always be asked for on admission.

Self Pay Patients

There will be 2 parts to the price:

  1. Professional Fees – These are for the surgeon and anaesthetist. These will be given to you by the secretary.
  2. Hospital Fee – This is Blackrock Clinic’s charge. We will advise you what this will be.

Self Pay Please Note: Should your surgeon employ pathology or radiology services during your procedure, you will later receive an invoice for reporting fees relating to this. This will be issued by a company called Hospital Accounting Services.

Non – Irish insurance

Some insurers will issue a “Guarantee of Payment” (GOP) to the hospital in advance of your admission. This may cover all costs, or only the Hospital fee. Please consult your insurer regarding this.

Without a GOP:

There will be 2 parts to the price:

  1. Professional Fees – These are for the surgeon and anaesthetist. These will be given to you by the secretary.
  2. Hospital Fee – This is Blackrock Clinic’s charge. We will advise you what this will be.

Please Note: Should your surgeon employ pathology or radiology services during your procedure, you will later receive an invoice for reporting fees relating to this. This will be issued by a company called Hospital Accounting Services.

You will receive a receipted invoice which you can submit to your health insurer.

2. Inpatient Medical Admission – A stay in hospital of at least 1 night for medical investigation.

The consultant’s secretary will take details of your finance / insurance status and ask you to call our Blackrock Clinic Freephone Enquiry Line on 1800 60 10 60, where we will advise:

Insured Patients

With your policy details, we can tell you whether you are:

  • Fully covered (nothing to pay);
  • Partially covered (with a shortfall): We may tell you that Blackrock Clinic will waive the shortfall. If we are not able to do that, we will tell you the exact amount due.
  • Not covered – self pay: Please see below.

Please Note: If your policy has an EXCESS, this is a one off payment per claim and will always be asked for on admission.

Self Pay Patients

There will be 2 parts to the price:

  1. Professional Fees – These are for the surgeon and anaesthetist. These will be given to you by the secretary.
  2. Hospital Fee – This is Blackrock Clinic’s charge. We will advise you what this will be.

Self Pay Please Note: Should your surgeon employ pathology or radiology services during your procedure, you will later receive an invoice for reporting fees relating to this. This will be issued by a company called Hospital Accounting Services.

Non – Irish insurance

Some insurers will issue a “Guarantee of Payment” (GOP) to the hospital in advance of your admission. This may cover all costs, or only the Hospital fee. Please consult your insurer regarding this.

Without a GOP:

There will be 2 parts to the price:

  1. Professional Fees – These are for the surgeon and anaesthetist. These will be given to you by the secretary.
  2. Hospital Fee – This is Blackrock Clinic’s charge. We will advise you what this will be.

Please Note: Should your surgeon employ pathology or radiology services during your procedure, you will later receive an invoice for reporting fees relating to this. This will be issued by a company called Hospital Accounting Services.

You will receive a receipted invoice which you can submit to your health insurer.

For all insurance queries, please call Blackrock Clinic Freephone Enquiry Line on: 1800 60 10 60.