The Flu Vaccine is now available Please contact reception to arrange an appointment with our nurse.
Who is most at risk from flu?
Anyone can get the flu but it is more severe in people aged 65 years and over and anyone with a chronic medical condition. Chronic medical conditions include chronic heart conditions, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes mellitus and immunosuppression due to disease or treatment including all cancer patients. Pregnant women have also been found to be at increased risk of the complications of flu. These groups of people are targeted for influenza vaccination.
Who should be vaccinated?
Vaccination is strongly recommended for:
• Persons aged 65 and over
• Those aged 6 months and older with a long-term health condition such as:
• Children aged 6 months and older
• Pregnant women (vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
• Healthcare workers
• Residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions
• Carers (the main carers of those in the at risk groups)
•People with regular contact with pigs, poultry or water fowl.
Cost: Flu vaccine is free to all patients who hold a medical card or Doctor Visit Card. For those who do not have a medical card/DVC we can provide the vaccine for free if you are in the At Risk groups however a consultation charge of € 40.00 will apply for the nurse.
For further information regarding flu visit: HSE flu information
The practice is a member of the Diabetes in General Practice group. We have an interest in the management of Type 2 diabetes. Services include:
European visitors on holiday in Ireland are entitled to free emergency medical care if they are in possession of a valid EU health card from their home country.
UK and NI visitors are eligible with a valid passport, driving licence and NHS number.
On moving to live permanently in the Republic of Ireland, the documentation listed above also grants you access to emergency care for a period of up to three months. If you feel you are entitled to a GMS medical card, you should ensure you have applied for it before this time is up, as otherwise private patient fees apply.
Please allow 24 hour notice when a repeat prescription is required. All forms submitted to the GP will require at least 1 week to be completed, and may incur a charge of €10 - € 20. This does not apply to HSE or insurance based forms.
Not all services are covered – for instance:
We offer screening for the following sexually transmitted infections:
Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections is also available at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Old Blackrock Road, Cork. (021) 4966 844.