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Prison Healthcare Service

The Irish Prison Service Healthcare Standards guide the provision of health services to prisoners. To view the Healthcare Standards (2011) click here.

The prison healthcare service provides prisoners with access to the same range and quality of healthcare services as that available under the Medical Card scheme in the community.  

A wide range of services are provided which include:

• Primary Care

• Pharmacy Service 

• Mental Health Services

• Drug Treatment Services 

• Dental Services

• Other Services, e.g. optician, chiropody