CBD treatment is only available to Irish residents who qualify for public health care. You can’t get CBD treatment if you’re a private patient in Ireland.
Having private health insurance does not exclude you from CBD. But you cannot use your private health insurance to access your referral for healthcare abroad.
Only a GP or a consultant you are attending in a public capacity can refer you for CBD treatment.
You must travel abroad. You cannot use telemedicine, for example an outpatient consultation abroad by Skype or video, at any time during the CBD process.
You do NOT need to be on a waiting list to become eligible for this scheme, it is open to any citizen.