In most cases you can claim back from your health insurer. It is advisable that you contact your health insurer to clarify your exact level of cover.
Please note: You can also claim back through your tax.
There is no excess due for this and you can claim back 20% of your costs after you have claimed through your health provider.
This can be done through the MED1 form, in the written form as well as online (www.ROS.ie)