Health Insurance Cover for Lymphoedema

Irish Life Health

Manual Lymph Drainage

This benefit allows our members to claim back some of the costs of treatment provided by a member of Manual Lymph Drainage Ireland or a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.  The level of cover varies by plan.  This benefit is only available where MLD is received to treat and manage the following conditions:

  • Lymphoedema
  • Oedema
  • Wounds and burns
  • Chronic inflammatory sinusitis
  • Arthritis

This benefit will not be covered when MLD is used in order to:

  • improve the appearance and texture of old scars
  • provide skin care and improve the hygiene of swollen limbs
  • treat traumatic bruising and swelling
  • treat acne & rosacea

Note that this means that people with primary lymphoedema would qualify for MLD. 

Compression garments for lymphoedema

Not covered

Pumps or other devices

Not covered

Overseas Benefit

Not covered

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