We offer cervical screening under the National Cervical Check programme. If you are due a smear and registered this can be performed free of charge. A smear test can identify cell changes before they become cancer cells. The best time to have a smear test performed is between days 10-20 of your cycle. Cervical Screening is a Government funded service and is free to women aged from 25-60 years old. Free smears are every 3-5 years unless otherwise indicated.
Results: Results are usually back within 4-5 weeks.
We can discuss a full range of contraceptive options.Oral Contraceptive Pills
Mirena Coil Fitting and Removal
Jaydess Coil Fitting and Removal
Implanon Fitting and Removal
Counselling and referral for sterilisation
Investigation for infertility
Pre conceptual screening.
Should it prove necessary we are happy to counsel and discuss options for emergency contraception.
Information on contraceptive options available can be found at the following website: Contraception.ie
Care during your pregnancy Congratulations on your pregnancy and we wish you the best during the exciting months ahead. Thank you for choosing our surgery for your ante-natal care. We understand the concerns as well as the joys of pregnancy and early motherhood and aim to provide the best possible ante-natal care. We provide ante-natal care free of charge under the HSE Mother and Infant Scheme. This scheme provides an agreed programme of care to all pregnant women with a valid PPS number. To avail of ante-natal care free of charge, we will ask you to complete a Mother and Infant form at your first ante-natal visit. We will then submit this to the HSE for approval. We will need your PPS number which we retain securely under the Data Protection Act.
WHAT VISITS ARE COVERED?
The schedule of visits is as follows- 1st GP visit-before 12 weeks 1st hospital visit-before 20 weeks 24 weeks -GP visit 28 weeks -GP visit (Hospital if it’s your first pregnancy) 32 weeks -Hospital visit 34 weeks -GP visit 36 weeks -Hospital visit 37 weeks -GP visit 38 weeks -Hospital visit 39 weeks -GP visit 40 weeks -Hospital visit
Two weeks post-natal check for baby
Six weeks post-natal check for mother and baby
This schedule of visits may be changed by your GP and/or hospital obstetrician, depending on your individual health situation. If you have a significant pregnancy-related illness e.g. diabetes or high blood pressure, you may have up to five additional GP visits.
WHAT VISITS ARE NOT COVERED? Care for other illnesses that you may have during pregnancy, but are not related to your pregnancy, are not covered under the Mother and Infant Scheme. This include, but are not limited to, issues such as sore throats, insurance medicals, driving licence medicals, chest infections, injuries, ear syringing etc. If you are unsure as to whether your medical problem will be covered under the Mother and Infant scheme, you are welcome to telephone the practice in advance of your visit for clarification. The Mother and Infant Scheme also covers two visits for your baby –at two and six weeks after birth. In order to avail for free GP care for your baby, please register for the HSE Free GP Care for Under 6 children-you can do this online or by post. http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/schemes/mc/gpvc/under6.html
Please note that if your child does not have a valid GP Visit Card, the standard consultation fee will apply.
FLU AND WHOOPING COUGH (PERTUSSIS) VACCINATION DURING PREGNANCY.
The HSE recommends that all pregnant women receive the flu vaccine and the whooping cough vaccine during each pregnancy. We encourage you to have these vaccinations. Please note that the administration of the flu and whooping cough vaccines are NOT covered under the Mother and Infant Scheme unless you also hold a valid full medical card or GP visit card. An administration fee of €30 will apply. The whooping cough vaccine is usually given anytime between Week 17 to 36 of your pregnancy.