Your Health is our Priority
The most important thing to remember is that no matter what your problem is, be it physical, psychological or social, you can bring it in confidence to your GP at The Parks Medical Centre.
Your GP will listen to you and guide you.
Here is our list of services, should you require a service not on this list, please discuss this with your GP who is will always there to help:
General Practice Services
- Primary care of all general medical conditions
- Care of all long term illness e.g. hypertension, hypothyroidism, diabetes
- All referrals to hospitals as deemed necessary by the GP, be that for investigations or consultation with specialist.
- Primary care of all issues relating to mental health.
- Men’s health
- Women’s health
- Cervical smears under the National Cervical Screening Programme or Private.
- Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) – treatment for all types of warts/ verruca.
- Combined ante natal care to include two week checks for babies and six week checks for mother and baby.
- Insurance medicals for all the major insurance companies.
- Medico legal reports for our clients when requested by their solicitors.
- Driving license medicals.
Routine Nursing Services
- Phlebotomy (blood clinic) – Wed and Thursday mornings only
- All childhood vaccines. For more information visit: https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/pcischedule/immschedule/
- Other childhood vaccines – Bexsero (MenB) & Varicella (chicken pox)- for more information see “specialised vaccinations” below.
- Cervical smears under the National Cervical Screening Programme or Private.
- Ear syringing.
- B12 Injections
- Blood Pressure checks
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor Service
A well accepted method of diagnosing hypertension, high blood pressure is via the ambulatory blood pressure monitor. High blood pressure is often a silent disease and we are always on the look out for it. If any of the clinicians i.e. the GP’s or the nurses suspect you have high blood pressure, you will need to have the monitor to confirm this diagnosis.
Some people just get very anxious when they are in the clinical atmosphere of the practice and their blood pressure goes up, and it returns to normal when they are in their familiar setting. This is called white coat hypertension and by using the monitor we can diagnosis this condition also. Hypertension needs treatment, white coat hypertension does not, it only needs to be diagnosed.
The other use of the monitor in General Practice is to check that treatment is working.
The above are the three reasons that the monitor will be used at The Parks. The necessity for any patient to have the monitor carried out will be clinician led. Patients themselves cannot order the test. The clinicians will suggest the necessity for the test and will take responsibility for managing the result.
If you are diagnosed with hypertension via the monitor you will automatically need a full set of routine bloods and a visit to the GP. If you are suspected of having white coat hypertension and the monitor confirms this diagnosis your result can be given to you over the phone. If you are having the monitor to check that your medication is working correctly, if it is, you can be given the result over the phone, if you need an adjustment in your medication, you will need to be seen by the GP.
Monitor, bloods and visit to GP 150 euro
Monitor and visit to GP 120 euro
Monitor alone. 80 euro
We are delighted to announce this very welcomed new specialised clinic in this practice.
It will initially be run one afternoon per month, the first of which is Wednesday 29th September. It is a designed for women who would like advice and care regarding Menopause/Peri Menopause and post Menopause.
It will be GP led by Dr Myra Lynch and Dr Orla McCormack who are both members of the British Menopause Society and the International Menopause Society.
It will initially be run one clinic one afternoon per month, please enquire at reception for the next clinic date.
The clinic will be booked in advance and a deposit of 50 euro will be required on booking.
First/Initial Consultation: 120 euros Half Hour Appointment
Bloods if required: 40 euros Carried out by our Practice Nurse
(during normal surgery hours)
Review appointment: 80 euros Half Hour Appointment ( 3 months after)
To make an appointment please call the surgery on 01 8203303 and ask for Kim who will be looking after these bookings.
Family Planning -LARC
Long Acting Reversible Contraception -LARC
All long acting reversible contraception (LARC) are available at the Parks Medical Centre. These include, Mirena, Jaydess, NXT Implanon and Depo Provera.
Procedure for all except Depo Provera
This is a counselling visit to enable your GP and yourself to decide what option of LARC is most suitable to you. At this visit we set up your fitting appointment, offer bridging contraception if required, advise you fully on the procedure and discuss any questions you may have.
Fitting of the chosen device. All devices are inserted day one to day five of the menstrual cycle. Fitting of the device outside of these days must be discussed with the GP.
This visit will be your six week post procedure check up and can be carried out by both nurse or GP. It is also a chance for you to ask any questions you may have.
Please note visit three is not required for the NXT Implanon device.
Please see our fees section
Removal of Device
We also remove all devices (routine visit)
Removal and re-insertion of Device.
The removal and re-insertion of a device can be carried out on the same day. Please contact your GP 3 weeks before making this appointment.
One routine visit
Bexsero Vaccine – Men B
Bexsero is a meningococcal Group B (MenB) vaccine which is indicated for the active immunisation of individuals against invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis group B. The vaccine is manufactured using recombinant DNA technology and includes four antigenic proteins to protect against the majority of circulating MenB strains.
For more information on this vaccine please click on the link
If you decide to have your child vaccinated with Bexsero please contact the surgery. Delivery of the vaccine usually takes 3-5 working days. From time to time our supplier AllPhar (sole supplier of this vaccine in Ireland at the moment) can run into shortages so it may take longer to receive the vaccines.
This vaccine will be part of The National Immunisation schedule from 1st October 2016. It is only eligible free of charge for children born after 1st October 2016. Therefore any children born before 1st October 2016 and wish to have this vaccine will incur a fee. Fees are outlined below for one child. If you have more than one child we will advise you of the price. For more information on the national immunisation schedule please visit http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/Immunisation/pubinfo/babychildimm/Immschedule/
Total cost 2 doses of Bexsero €300
(This includes cost of 2 doses, Administration fee, carriage fee of the vaccine)
Some children depending on their age require a 3rd dose 1 year after the first. If this is the case the total cost for the 3rd dose €110.
Chicken Pox Vaccine (Varicella)
The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine provides protection against the varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox.
The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule. The vaccine is currently only offered to people who are particularly vulnerable to chickenpox.
The vaccine does not contain thiomersal (mercury).
For more information please click on the link
The chicken pox vaccine is not part of the National Immunisation vaccine so like the Bexsero if you decide you would like your child vaccinated you can contact the surgery. We will order this for your child. It will take 3-5 working days for delivery.
With it not being part of the national immunisation policy there will be a charge for the vaccine.
Total cost €130 (2 doses + administration fee)
For more information on any of the above please do not hesitate to contact the surgery. Please note the supply of these vaccines continues to be short, the latest update from our suppliers is that they may be available at the end of July. We will continue to keep you updated.
Sexual Health Screening
Sexual health screening is carried out by our GP’s and may require more than one visit. During the first visit, the GP will assess what investigations are required, they will inform you of these requirements and if consented these investigations will be carried out. Normal results will be given over the phone by the nurse but abnormal results will require a further visit to the GP. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions relating to your sexual health well being. Please be assured we will be as discrete and sensitive as possible with absolute confidentiality at all times. Please see our fees section for cost.