Have a look at our services
To make our service more efficient we encourage all of our patients to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse. This can be arranged with our reception in person or by phone; lines are open between 8.00am-6.00pm. Our Saturday Clinic is a walk-in clinic between 8.00am and 12.30pm.
If the problem is urgent please contact reception on 022-21579 and we will do our best to assist you. For out of hours emergencies, phone Southdoc on 0818 355 999.
While you are free to attend any of the doctors in the practice, it is often best to follow illnesses through with the same doctor, where possible. If the doctor of choice is not available you may see one of the other doctors or wait until your own doctor is available.
Medical card Patients need to be formally registered with the practice before they can attend.
Read more about medical cards at www.hse.ie
Private patients need to be registered here before certain services can be accessed. Please contact us for more information.
If you cannot attend your consultation, please let us know as soon as possible as another patient may be able to avail of the appointment.
CONTRACEPTION AND FAMILY PLANNING
All of our doctors and nurses are well equipped to counsel on and prescribe the full range of contraception available.
Dr Betty Hyde and Dr Sarah Duggan advise on the Implanon contraceptive device, Mirena Intra-Uterine Contraceptive System, and Copper Intra-Uterine Device.
For more information on methods of contraception click on: www.thinkcontraception.ie
COMBINED ANTE-NATAL CARE
The combined antenatal care programme allows you to be under joint care of your GP and obstetrician during pregnancy. This is internationally recognised as the best and most convenient form of ante-natal care. Visits to the Cork Road Clinic that are related to the pregnancy are free of charge once the HSE application form is completed in the surgery. Ideally you should visit one of our doctors as soon as you discover you are pregnant. We will then refer you to your local maternity hospital where you will be seen before 20 weeks for assessment, blood tests and a scan. Subsequently your visits will alternate between the hospital and GP and become more frequent as your pregnancy progresses.
Combined ante-natal care also includes visits to your GP at 6 weeks after the baby is born.
OTHER ANTE-NATAL OPTIONS
We also facilitate those patients who choose semi-private or private ante-natal care by arranging appropriate referral.
Cervical Check National Cervical Screening Programme
Free cervical smear screening for women aged 25-60 years.
Cervical Check have issued letters of invitation to all women aged 25 – 60 years (through the national PPS number database).
You can choose to opt in to Cervical Check and self register if you have never had a smear before by either logging on to www.cervicalcheck.ie and follow link ‘Check if you are registered’, or alternatively you can call 1800 45 45 55.
The details required will be the usual personal details plus your PPS number(essential) so have this close at hand.
Once you have completed the self registration process and you are due a smear test, you will be given a CSP ID number. You may then contact us in Mercer’s to arrange your smear test appointment.
If you have had a smear in the past and are unsure of your next smear test date, you can simply log on and check if you are registered. You will be issued with an exact date from which to attend for your smear test. You will also be given a CSP ID.
The exceptions to the above are women who are attending for follow up smear tests due to previous abnormal smear results or post colposcopy.
If you have any further queries please contact the Practice Nurses (Margaret or Gill) here at the Cork Road Clinic on 022-21579.
If you have discovered you are pregnant and did not plan to be this can be very distressing. Our doctors and nurses offer confidential and supportive advice on all options that are available to you in your pregnancy. Please telephone our reception to make an appointment.
For further information on unplanned pregnancy visit www.crisispregnancy.ie
If you are interested in having a Well Woman medical, please contact the Cork Road Clinic on 022-21579
We are acutely aware of the increased interest men are taking in their own health, and aim to provide a comprehensive range of services to match that interest.
Whether it’s testicular cancer awareness in younger men or prostatic issues in older men, we can advise and investigate as necessary. However, we always remain aware that the biggest cause of premature illness and death in Irish men remains heart disease, so don’t be surprised if we bring the conversation around to your diet, your cholesterol or your lifestyle.
If you are interested in having a Well Man medical, contact us on 022-21579.
All of the doctors have worked in hospital paediatrics and have a wealth of experience caring for children and advising parents in a primary care setting.
Childhood immunisations are available free of charge from the Cork Road Clinic. The national immunisation website www.immunisation.ie contains useful information for parents of all vaccinations included in the schedule.
Children under six.
It is hoped that we will be able to offer services to this cohort of patients in the near future.
Well Person Checks
Well person checks are a specialised medical check-up, tailored to each patient which will provide you with a snap shot of you general health. It is based on a physical examination as well as blood and other tests.
Initially each patient attends an assessment with a practice nurse. This will involve a detailed interview recording your past medical history and habits. Following this, height weight and blood pressure is measured and urine is checked. Blood tests are taken as appropriate for age, sex and medical and family history of the patient. The nurse will advise on a healthier lifestyle for you based on your interview. Blood tests can include a full blood count, kidney and liver blood tests, cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid test, and a prostate blood test for men where appropriate. Please fast for 12 hours before your nurse’s appointment.
A follow-up appointment with a doctor will be arranged ten days later. At this appointment you will have a physical examination and the doctor will explain to you the results of the tests you had with the nurse earlier.
You will be provided with a copy of all your results to keep.
There will be a separate charge for these medicals, payable by all patients.
If you are interested in getting a snap shot of your health please contact our reception on 022-21579.
You do not have to be ill to visit us here at the Cork Road Clinic. Preventative health refers to checks and tests that we offer our patients to ensure that they remain well. This can range from having your blood pressure or cholesterol checked to 3 yearly cervical smears for our female patients.
We also offer childhood and adult vaccination, including influenza, pneumococcal, and hepatitis B vaccinations, and childhood developmental checks.
To maintain a healthy lifestyle we can help you with:
Smoking cessation advice
Weight control and exercise advice
Recommended alcohol consumption advice
We offer pre-conception advice and can also offer screening for sexually transmitted diseases where appropriate.
You may be interested in our Well Person Check.
For some guidance on healthy living click on this link: www.healthpromotion.ie
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Doctors and nurses in the Cork Road Clinic have a broad range of occupational health experience and expertise.
Medicals (Pre-employment & annual)
Vaccinations (flu, hepatitis & tetanus)
Please contact reception at the Cork Road Clinic for more information.
A new vaccine against the current strain of influenza is produced each year around October. One of our doctors and a nurse can visit your business at your convenience to vaccinate your staff against the flu. Vaccination takes no more than five minutes and all equipment is provided.
Please contact Margaret Robb at the Cork Road Clinic for more information.
Turf Club Jockey Medicals
Extensive range of blood tests
Cardiogram (ECG) testing
Minor trauma care
Medicals for insurance and driver’s licence
Minor surgical procedures
Dermatology services including wart treatment
Lung function testing
These are just a sample of the services we offer.
Medical Card Patients
Our staff at the Cork Road clinic care for a large number of medical card holders. If you would like to apply for a medical card or a GP visit card with our practice you can pick up a form at your local health office or download a form here www.hse.ie
It is important to note that while the medical card will cover you for regular attendances and medications it does not cover all GP costs, for example adult vaccinations or driving license medicals and well person checks.
Unfortunately we are only able to see Medical Card holders who are formally registered with the Cork Road Clinic. However, in the case of an emergency OR if you are temporarily away from the area where your doctor is located it may be possible for you to be treated by a doctor in our clinic.
Unsure if you are eligible for a medical card? The HSE webiste has a medical card calculator to help you to find out
Patients from the EU
Visitors from EU countries are entitled to emergency care without charge provided they have a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) from their own country, valid at the time of their visit. Please present your European Health Card at the practice reception before each consultation.
Patients from the UK
Visitors from EU countries are entitled to emergency care without charge provided they have proof of NHS eligibility. Your personal UK national insurance number is considered proof of NHS eligibility.
Patients from the rest of the world
In many situations your health insurance may reimburse some of the costs involved in your visit to the Cork Road Clinic. A receipt will be provided by our staff at the time of payment, which can then be presented to your insurance company.
If you have difficulties speaking English a translator will be very useful during your consultation with the doctor or nurse. Please arrange to bring a friend who speaks good English with you to the surgery.
We offer a comprehensive travel medicine service at very competitive rates. Most vaccines required for international travel are administered. Extensive up to date information on health requirements for travel to anywhere on the globe is provided to prospective travellers.