Help with the cost of aids and appliances

If your child or the family has a medical card and your child needs medical or surgical aids and appliances (such as wheelchairs or walking aids), you can get help from the HSE with the cost. If your child has a Long Term Illness Card, they may also get help with the costs of medical or surgical appliances for that condition.

If your child or the family doesn’t qualify for a medical card or a Long Term Illness Card, you may still get some help from the HSE if the medical or surgical appliances are part of hospital treatment.

The Citizens Information Board has developed a dedicated website,, which contains information on products and suppliers of assistive technology in Ireland. Assist Ireland also offers telephone support at Lo-call 1890 277 478 from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can send a text message to 086 383 7644

Text GOLD to 50300 to donate €4 to Childhood Cancer Foundation 

Text costs €4. Childhood Cancer Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.25. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278.