Extension of Doctor Only Visit Card
The government recently announced the expansion of free GP care to all children under the age of 8 and to housholds earning below the new median income threshold. Eligble current practice patients can apply in the coming months as follows:
*If your child is aged 6 or 7, you can apply online for a Doctor Visit Card from 11th August 2023.
*If your household earns below the median income (€47,000 per year after deductibles) you can apply online for a Doctor Visit Card. The extension of free GP care on income grounds will take place in two phases, on September 11th and November 13th.
Test a tick
Did you have a tick bite? You can check your tick for tick borne diseases.
Remove the tick carefully and in full (if possible). Please put the tick (living or dead) into a sealed plastic bag or a clean jar. Bring it to our surgery. We can send the tick to the laboratory for analysis:
Option 1: Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Borrelia miyamotoi.
Option 2: Tick Screening (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Borrelia miyamotoi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia, Babesia, Bartonella).
Rapid Heart Assessment (only 30 min)
We feel that every chest pain should be seen by doctor as soon as possible. If you have Medical Card you can go to hospital directly without referral letter from your GP.
However, if you value your time we offer rapid assessment of your heart in our surgery (ECG, troponin, D-Dimers, doctor's examination - not covered by medical card) to spare your time and in this way you can avoid sitting all night in busy Emergency Department. Sick leave to work and to Social Welfare on request.