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Corona VirusCoronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest information which is being updated regularly please go to the links below or call HSE Help Line, 1850241850.

Latest News

Corona Virus Coronavirus (COVID-19)  is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. For the latest information which is being updated regularly please go to the links below.

Video or Telephone Consultations now available

Video  or Telephone Consultations are now available  please Tel reception to arrange same.

or call HSE Help Line on 1850241850

CERVICAL SCREENING AND  COVID 19

Cervical screening is paused until further notice. All screening test appointments are cancelled and invitations to screening are paused.

Colposcopy Clinics are still being held, but some appointments may be postponed, Please ring NHM Colposcopy Tel :01 6373454  if you have any queries.

You can contact Cervical Check on Freephone 1800454555 and ask to speak with one of the lead nurses, or Telephone our Practice Nurses Clair or Olivia.

If you have any symptoms that you are worried about contact your GP.

Symptoms to look out for include;

Bleeding between periods, vaginal spotting or unusual discharge, pain during sex, bleeding after sex, pain in your pelvis.

Cell changes on the cervix usually take many years to develop .So it is unlikely that a short delay in having a cervical screening test will cause any problems.

BUT PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE ANY SYPMTOMS

www.cervicalcheck.ie

VACCINATION  APPOINTMENT ADVICE

HSE national advice is to continue immunisations for childhood vaccines and for those in at risk groups, ie antenatal's and elderly.

A Nurse will contact you prior to the appointment to ensure that there is no contact with Covid in the house and that the patient is currently well with no COVID 19 symptoms.

On the day you will wait in your car and we will telephone you to come in to surgery at your appointment time.  We are following HSE infection control policy and will be wearing the appropriate PPE and using  HSE disinfection control policy before and after each patient. After the vaccine you will wait in the car for 15 mins or in the waiting room.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/hcpinfo/covidadviceclinics.pdf

www.hse.ie

GP Visit Card Over 70s

From 5th August 2015 everyone aged 70 or over, ordinarily resident in Ireland, will be eligible for free GP care regardless of income.
All people aged 70 or over who do not have a Medical Card or GP Visit card can register to access this service.

How do I register for this scheme?

Medical Card or GP Visit Card Holders do not have to register for this scheme.
Non-Medical Card or GP Visit Card holders can register if aged 70 or over provided they are ordinarily resident in Ireland.
Register online at gpvisitcard.ie or download the regisration form.

Under 6's Contract

If you wish to register your child with our practice for the 'Under 6's card', Please telephone the surgery before you apply for the card to ensure that we have your details on file. This avoids any unnessary delays in receiving your card.

We have registered for the under 6 contract.To register go to the HSE website and have your PPS numbers to hand.  http://www.hse.ie/under6contract

Once registered and  have received your GP visit card you are entitled to free GP care for your under 6 children.

If you already have a medical card or doctor visit card you do not need to take any action.

Out of hour services - your child can be seen for urgent care in East Doc in St Vincents Hospital once you have registered and have your card.

 
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