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NEWS

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New Phone Number 

Please note that our old number (0719142767) is no longer in service. Our new contact number is 0719321140. We have multiple incoming call lines and one staff member is dedicated to answering calls at all times. We strive to answer all calls as soon as possible but inevitably there will be delays at times. We are aware this can be frustrating. Be assured our staff are working as hard as possible and appreciate your patience during busy periods. If you are unable to get through please keep trying or alternatively call to the desk and our reception staff will assist you. 

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FLU/COVID vaccine AUTUMN 2023 

We will be administering two different types of flu vaccine: * The Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIV) for adults aged 65 years and older, adults aged 18 to 64 years with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, healthcare workers and carers. Clinics will be run throughout October. *The Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) nasal spray for children aged 2 to 12 years. Childrens flu clinics will be run in November. *If you have a child with a chronic medical condition under 2 years or over 12 years and wish to avail of a flu vaccine please contact us. Covid boosters: all patients over 50 who are due a booster can avail of one by making an appointment. We hope to have the vaccine in stock in October and will be running clinics throughout the month.

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From the 1st September 2023 the existing free contraception service has extend to include all women aged 16 - 30.  This covers all forms of GP led contraception including insertion & removal of: Implanon, IUS – Mirena & Kyleena , IUD – Copper Coil (including for emergency contraception). Long acting contraceptive device services are available to both patients and non patients of the practice.

FREE CONTRACEPTION SERVICES 

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From 12th August 2023 Free GP care for under 6's has extend to include children aged 6 and 7 (ie up to their 8th birthday) . If you have an existing valid GP visit card you do not need to take any action. If you do not have an existing GP visit card you will need to apply. To apply for this scheme or for more information visit the HSE website.

FREE GP CARE FOR CHILDREN 

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The income threshold for doctor visit cards has increased. Currently they are : Basic rates: Single person living alone aged up to 65: €184 for medical card and €304 for GP visit card Single person living alone aged 66 and over: €201.50 for medical card and €333 for GP visit card Single person living with family aged up to 65: €164 for medical card and €271 for GP visit card Single person living with family aged 66 and over: €173.50 for medical card and €286 for GP visit card Married, co-habiting couple/single parent family aged up to 65 with dependents: €266.50 for medical card and €441 for GP visit card Married, co-habiting couple/single parent family aged over 66 with dependents: €298 for medical card and €492 for GP visit card Information: These basic rates do not apply to the Over 70s GP Visit card or Under 8 GP Visit card schemes For more up to date information or to apply visit the HSE website

INCREASED INCOME THRESHOLD FOR DOCTOR VISIT CARDS  

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