We will continue with our current format of booking routine appointments in advance during our morning surgery and releasing our afternoon appointments on the day for same day urgent appointments. Availability will be limited, we will not be able to see everyone, and you may not have a choice of GP, but we will continue to always do our best and we thank you for your co-operation.
Booking an Appointment
Appointments can be booked either by telephoning the surgery on 01-8203303 or in person during office opening hours.
Cancelling an Appointment
We ask that patients contact the surgery at their earliest convenience (preferably 24 hours prior to appointment) when wishing to cancel their appointment. In doing so this ensures that valuable time is not wasted and the appointments can be offered to another patient.
Repetitive non-attendance for appointments will incur a fee.
Please note, we currently have no alternative but to close our list for new patients and for returning patients who may have attended the practice many years ago and would like to re-register. This, we hope is temporary, please be assured this is monitored on an ongoing basis.
GMS Panel/Medical Card Panel
Please note that our current GMS/medical card panel is at full capacity and as such we cannot accept NEW GMS/medical card patients. However we will always try to accept applications from our existing patients who become entitled to a medical card either due to ill health or lifestyle changes.
Length of Appointments
The standard length of a single consultation is 15 minutes. If a longer appointment is necessary, please inform our reception staff at time of booking your appointment.
The Parks Medical Centre does not offer a house call facility as we believe a better service can be provided within the surgery. We can, however, arrange to minimise/eliminate the waiting time for extremely ill patients. Exceptions are made for terminally ill patients where agreements have been made with their regular G.P.
We will have daily designated emergency appointments allocated to facilitate our Under 8 children.
They are deemed “emergency” appointments meaning the GP can and will only deal with the one presenting issue.
Please respect the nature of these appointments as they are designed to enable us to see your child in a quick and safe environment.
Routine appointments can be made and booked in advance in our morning surgery.
Medical Card Holders
The Parks Medical Centre offers a wide range of medical services with no cost to medical cardholders. There are, however, a number of services that your doctor may provide that are not covered in their contract with the HSE. In such cases The Parks Medical Centre is entitled to charge the appropriate fee for such services. Please click here to find details of such services in the Fees section of our website. If you wish to apply for a medical card please click here and fill out the application form.
Garda Medical Scheme
Under the new Garda Medical Scheme, members of An Garda Síochána are eligible for G.P. consultations at no cost to the patient. Please note, in order to process claims, forms must be completed fully and clearly with your name, date of consultation, your badge number, the GP you attended and your signature.
The Garda Medical Scheme covers members for a G.P. consultations only and therefore any extra services that are provided will be charged for accordingly.
Please note Retired Gardaí are not covered by this scheme.
Contacting Our Doctors
Our GP’s can no longer return phone calls. The quickest and most effective way to make contact with your GP is to make an appointment. Alternatively, If you need to get a message to your GP or update them on a previous query which does not necessitate a visit we can send your GP a brief message on your behalf. If further action is required it would be advisable to make an appointment instead
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