Admissions from the Republic of Ireland

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We are proud of our close ties with Ireland, having treated many patients from Ireland over the past 25 years

Our Managing Director, Dr Margaret Ann McCann, studied in Dublin and comes from Northern Ireland and worked in Belfast hospitals before working in the field of addiction treatment. If you are from Ireland, you can either enter treatment as a private patient or apply for funding for inpatient treatment at Castle Craig.

Conveniently Located Rehab

Castle Craig is located just 45 minutes by car from Edinburgh International Airport and is also easily accessible from Glasgow airports. Flights arrive several times a day from the following airports: Belfast International, Belfast City, Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Donegal and Derry.

Available airlines include Aer Lingus, Ryanair,  Easyjet and Flybe. We can provide onward transport for patients arriving from the Republic of Ireland to Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.

You can enter Castle Craig via:

Private Funding Options

We can provide rapid admission for patients who wish to pay privately, and we are a preferred provider of addiction treatment for major international healthcare insurers such as BUPA, AXA PPP, Aetna, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Call our admissions department for more information.

Tax Relief

Self-funded clients from the Republic of Ireland may qualify to claim tax relief on the cost of their health expenses at Castle Craig. These can be their own health expenses, those of a family member or any individual’s, as long as they were paid for by the applicant claiming relief.

For more information please contact us.

Another Treatment Option for Patients From the Republic of Ireland

Patients from the Republic of Ireland can now receive specialised drug and alcohol rehab treatment at our private clinic in Ireland: Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is the first drug and alcohol treatment centre in Ireland to follow the Castle Craig Model of addiction treatment.

If you are from Ireland, you can access rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic as a private patient, or through private health insurance. Find out more about how to get treated at Smarmore Castle here.

Contact Us for Personal Advice

Contact us to discuss your options, including the possibility of funding under the rules of the EU directive on cross-border healthcare or admission to Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.