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Services in HIAC


The Health Information and Advocacy Centre (HIAC)

Centrum informacji i poradnictwa w zakresie zdrowia – Cairde

Центр Информации и Защиты Прав в области Здоровья

L’information de santé et centre de recommandation


… is a one stop shop in providing relevant, accurate and culturally appropriate health information and advocacy to individuals and groups from ethnic minority communities to enable them to access and use health services.

At the moment we operate in Dublin city centre and in Balbriggan.

In our centres:

  • You can find out about health services in Ireland for example GPs, hospitals, maternity services
  • You can find out about your rights and entitlement to health services
  • If you’re having difficulties, you can get support to resolve them e.g. with applying for a medical card
  • You can get help in your own language
  • We stock booklets, leaflets, application forms and other helpful materials related to accessing health care and social welfare. They are in various of languages.
  • All services are free and confidential

Cairde also provides information sessions to community groups on outreach basis. We work with program EPIC, The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland and Polish Social & Legal Advice Centre.

Part of our work involves development of culturally appropriate information materials about health and health services in Ireland.

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