As of May 2021, the HidraWear AX Crop Top and HidraWear dressings will be available through the public health system in Ireland. This means, if you have a Medical Card, or are on the Drug Payment Scheme, you are eligible to receive HidraWear if deemed appropriate by your GP.
The recommended provision is 2 HidraWear AX crop tops and a pack of 60 dressings in a starter pack, and further dressings monthly if required.
You will need to make an appointment with your GP to be assessed. Because HidraWear is a new product, some GPs may not be aware of it yet. So we have prepared some information sheets for you to share with your GP that you can download below, or we can post them to you. Contact us for more information.
If you have a Medical Card:
The GP clinic can order the HidraWear products and provide them to you if appropriate. Download an information sheet here to print and bring to your GP. (If you do not have a printer, please email us your postal address and we will send it to you.)
If you are on the Drug Payment Scheme:
Your GP can write you a prescription for HidraWear, which you can bring to your local pharmacy. The pharmacy will order and dispense HidraWear to you. If you already pay €114/month for your prescriptions, you will not have to pay any additional fees. If you do not already pay €114/month for your prescriptions, there will be additional fees.You can download an information sheet here to print and bring to your GP. (If you do not have a printer, please email us your postal address and we will send it to you.)