UCD students must pay for medical care sought on campus

Ireland“Fees for GP and nurse services are being introduced for students at University College Dublin (UCD). The UCD student health service was previously free for students but from September 7th charges will include €25 to see a doctor, €10 to see a nurse and €40 for a psychiatric consultation. However, the student counselling service will remain free and both UCD and the students’ union emphasised this was important. In an e-mail to all students, UCD said it was no longer possible to maintain the way it funded the service in the current economic climate …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 27 August]

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