The VHI or BUPA Schemes do not cover many medical expenses that members have to meet nor, in many cases, are members covered through the public healthcare system. Examples include dental and optical benefits (for those members who do not pay full PRSI rates), and the cost of GP visits plus Consultant fees and Physiotherapist costs.
Hospital Saturday Fund provides an opportunity for members to cover themselves for these cost as well as providing for cash payments in the event of hospitalisation. Members who join the Fund can cover themselves against these costs for both their families and themselves. Facilities for deductions at source are available in the Civil Service and An Post.
The Fund's postal address is Clare Road Mall, Clare Road, Ennis, Co Clare and they can be contacted by 'phone at (065) 6862500, by FAX at 065 6862504 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org