MRI and Other Scans



An MRI Scan is a diagnostic scanning technique which uses a strong magnetic field and radio frequency waves to produce detailed images of your internal organs and tissues. It can be used to investigate almost any part of the body and is most commonly used to examine the brain, joints and discs in the spine.


There are some specific criteria to be considered before you can make a claim for your MRI Scan.


1. You must be referred by a Consultant or GP.

2. You must attend an approved MRI Centre.

3. The clinical indicator must be one that is approved by Vhi Healthcare.


Benefits will be paid in accordance with the terms and conditions of your Vhi Plan applicable on the date of treatment.


If you need to have an MRI as an out-patient, here is a list of approved MRI Centres.

To find out if you are eligible to claim a benefit towards your scan, please refer to your Table of Benefits. There are two types of out-patient cover available for scans performed in an Approved MRI Centre:


Out-patient Direct pay: Vhi Healthcare offers a direct payment facility within our direct pay Hospitals and Centres. This means the Hospital or Centre will send the bill directly to us for assessment. The eligible benefit are defined in your Table of Benefits.


Out-patient Pay and claim expenses: If your MRI Scan is carried out in a Pay and claim facility, then you are required to pay for the MRI Scan. You can submit your claim to Vhi Healthcare by completing a Non Direct MRI Claim Form. Your consultant or doctor must complete the required sections. You can find eligible benefits and out-patient excess in your Table of Benefits.


This claim form is for use in CT Scan claims in approved CT Scan Centres.