Medical Cards redress for women resident in certain institutions

The scheme is for women who were in the Magdalen laundries, St. Mary’s Training Centre, Stanhope Street, Dublin 7 and House of Mercy Training School, Summerhill, Wexford.

The range of health services provided free of charge include:

  • general practitioner, medical and surgical services
  • acute inpatient services
  • drugs, medicines and surgical appliances
  • nursing services
  • home help services
  • dental, ophthalmic and aural services
  • counselling services
  • chiropody Services
  • physiotherapy services

How to apply

You do not need to apply to the HSE. We will contact you when we are told by the Department of Justice & Equality that you are on the scheme.

Download the application form.

The contact details for the scheme are:

The Restorative Justice Implementation Team,
Department of Justice and Equality,
Montague Court,
Montague Street,
Dublin 2

Phone: 01 476 8660

Women living overseas

The HSE set up the Redress Reimbursement Scheme 2015 for healthcare costs for persons living overseas. This means that if you are living outside of Ireland you can access the same range of health services provided under the scheme.

For further information contact:

Redress Reimbursement Scheme 2015,
St. Joseph’s Campus,
Mulgrave Street,
V94 C8DV

Phone: +353 (0)61 461138

If you are living overseas you are entitled to access the specified health services if you visit or return to Ireland. Contact your Community Health Organisation (CHO) for more information before you return to Ireland.

Read more about the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Scheme

Page last reviewed: 21 October 2018
Next review due: 21 October 2021