Forms & FAQ

Maternity Benefit:

http://www.welfare.ie/EN/Forms/Documents/mb10.pdf

Health Expenses Relief:

http://www.welfare.ie/EN/Forms/Documents/mb10.pdf

Over 70's Medical Card Application Form:

http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/Find_a_Service/entitlements/mc1a.pdf 

Driving Licence Form (D501):

http://www.rsa.ie/Documents/Licensed%20Drivers/D401_Full_Licence_app_form.pdf

http://www.rsa.ie/Documents/Licensed%20Drivers/Eyesight_Report_D_502_Form.pdf

European Health Insurance Card ( E111):

http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/Find_a_Service/entitlements/EHIC/EHIC_Application_Form.pdf

Medical Card/ GP Visit Card Application Form:

http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/schemes/mc/forms/Medical_Card_GP_Visit_Card_Application_Form.pdf

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are your opening hours?

Office Hours : 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday.

We also provide emergency cover between 1pm to 2pm and 5pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.

Outside these hours please phone: CAREDOC on 1850 334 999

How to Book Appointments

We operate an appointment system in the practice. You can make an appointment by either phoning, calling into the practice.

When making an appointment please let the receptionist know if you require treatment over and above the normal doctor/nurse consultation time. e.g. vaccination, smear, coil, Be well medical review.

Appointments are also available for specialised services eg. coil insertion, weight management clinic, cardiovascular screening, Well Person checks, Minor-Ops.

There will always be a doctor available to see emergencies in our Urgent care/walk in clinic.

A consultation may overrun for example with elderly patients or emergencies. Please be patient with us, as you maybe the patient requiring the extended consultation.

If you cannot attend a scheduled appointment please call the surgery on 056 7721320 as soon as possible to cancel. This allows us to offer the appointment to another patient.

Home Visits

Nearly all medical problems are best managed in our well-equipped surgery. Sick people get better attention in our well equipped Surgery than from a GP's doctor's bag!

House bound patients will always be accommodated with a house call when possible.

Home Visits are best arranged before 10 a.m.if possible.

Order a Repeat Prescription

All patients on long-term medicines should try to be seen, at least, at 6 monthly intervals. A repeat prescription will not be issued to any patient who has not been reviewed by the doctor in the practice in the last 6 months.

For patients with GMS medical cards:- Please go to our Front Reception Desk to order your Prescription or phone the surgery at 056 7721320

If you have a prescription from a hospital this needs to be reviewed by the doctor and a prescription issued from us.

48 Hours notice is needed for all Repeat Prescriptions. This allows the doctor to check it and ensure your records are updated accordingly.

Patients still need to be checked up at 6 monthly intervals.

When do I pay for my medical services?

Payment is necessary at each medical visit. We do not offer credit.

Keep your itemised receipt for tax purposes. Back dated receipts can be issued for tax purposes however this service will incur an administrative fee. Full price list of medical services displayed at reception noticeboard.

For your convenience, we accept: Cash, Cheques, LASER, VISA, MASTERCARD.

Health expenses are tax-deductable. To claim relief you will need to keep all receipts and complete a MED 1 Form available from revenue website.

Do Insurance schemes (like VHI /Quinn/Hibernia) cover your GP services?

Certain procedures are covered by insurance schemes. These services are Cryotherapy, joint injections, blood letting , suturing, Removal of Moles, and IGTN which are covered by health insurers. If you wish to avail of these services under private insurance, please bring your medical insurance scheme details with you to the reception desk on arrival.

Routine consultations and other services are not covered by your health insurance. Contact your insurance company for more details. See Useful links on this website for all health insurers.

What if I have a Medical Card?

Patients with a valid medical card are covered for almost all medical visits certain things are not covered.

When is a good time to ring my doctor/nurse?

Most problems needing medical attention are best discussed in person, by consulting with your GP. Frequent telephone calls can disrupt ongoing medical care.  Telephone interruptions during consultations can be upsetting for patients.

If you need to speak with a doctor or nurse please leave your contact details with the receptionist and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Emergency telephone calls will always be dealt with by a doctor.

When will I get my Blood test or X-ray results?

All Blood results arrive at the practice electronically from the laboratory department at Waterford Regional Hospital. It is the responsibility of the patient to phone for his or her own results. X-ray results take up to 10 working days to come back to the surgery. Normally results will be back within 2 weeks.

Please telephone 056 7721320 to request a call back regarding results, patients are asked to leave their name, date of birth and phone number so that their Doctor can contact them with their results.

Cervical Smear Test results can take up to 6 weeks to come back from the lab.

If you would like to subscribe to text messaging for NORMAL blood results please complete our Consent form Click here.

How do i get my Form Filled in?

If you require the Doctor to write a letter e.g. Housing Letter, or to fill in any other forms such as Illness benefit, school college form etc. please allow 3 working days for completion.

There is an administrative fee to be paid when collecting your completed Form or Letter from reception.

For most forms, the standard 'form fee' applies. However some forms involve greater administration or medico-legal responsibilities and a higher fee applies.

How to apply for a Medical Card

Medical card application forms can be obtained from reception. Patients are required to complete the application form and return it to the receptionist. The form will then be signed by one of the GP partners.

Existing patients  can leave completed medical card application forms at reception to be signed by one of the partner doctors and collected the next day.

Further information on eligibility for medical cards can be found at: www.medicalcard.ie

Services Provided to Medical Card Holders

The GMS medical card entitles holders to a wide range of medical services from their nominated GP / surgery. These services are provided to the medical card holder free of charge and include standard consultations for treatment of illnesses and related services necessary for the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions.

Full medical card and Doctor Only medical card holders are entitled to the same services free of charge within the surgery.

Services Not Covered by Medical Card Entitlements

The Medical Card Scheme entitles current card holders to a wide range of services from their family doctor. The doctor receives payment from the State for these services.

There are, however, some services which your family doctor may be able to provide but which are not paid for by the State. The most usual services requested which are not paid for by the State are:

  • MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS OR REPORTS FOR LEGAL PURPOSES
  • EXMINATIONS RELATING TO INSURANCE POLICIES
  • EXAMINATIONS RELATING TO FITNESS TO DRIVE INCLUDING EYE TEST
  • PRE-EMPLOYMENT EXAMINATIONS
  • SCHOOL ENTRY EXAMINATIONS
  • EXAMINATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH FITNESS TO TAKE PART IN SPORTS
  • SOME VACCINATIONS (INCLUDING TRAVEL VACCINATIONS)
  • SOME FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES
  • SOME SCREENING TESTS

GMS Medical Card patients requesting any of the above services are responsible for the relevant fees.