Supporting Ukrainian people in Ireland

Ireland has welcomed thousands of Ukrainian people since the outbreak of war, and it’s expected that people will continue to arrive as the situation develops. Finding a place to stay and addressing medical concerns are the highest priorities for people arriving here. The HSE is coordinating its services with other government agencies.

Directing Ukrainian people to HSE information

You should direct Ukrainian people in need of health information to, available in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Roughly 30% of Ukraine’s population speak Russian as their first language.

Local health services leaflet

The leaflet includes information on how our health services work, GP out-of-hours, injury units, emergency departments, COVID-19, and minding your mental health.

Leaflets have been delivered to 370 locations where Ukrainian people are living. For copies or digital copies of the local leaflet, contact your local communications team.

Healthcare associated infection and antimicrobial resistance leaflets

Translated patient leaflets covering how to prevent infection, take antibiotics and related health conditions (available in Russian and other languages)

Where to direct a friend, neighbour, or family member wanting to help

You can direct people wanting to help to - how people and community groups can help

Services available to Ukrainian people

Ukrainian people can access the same health and social care services as people living here. They can apply for a medical card and health screening services are offered upon arrival, including access to COVID-19 advice and vaccinations.

English-Ukrainian and English-Russian phrasebooks to help communicate in a medical emergency are available on our HSE website.

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