Welcome to Turloughmore Health Centre
Turloughmore Health Centre is a modern purpose-built general medical practice with seven general practitioners, three practice nurses and five administrative staff. We are one of the largest practices in the western seaboard providing care to over 15,000 patients.
There has been a general practitioner in Turloughmore since 1851 and we are proud to continue the tradition of providing high quality continuous, comprehensive, co-ordinated primary medical care through an efficient and friendly practice team.
We operate an appointment only service and are fully computerised practice with all consultations, medical histories and test results recorded on patient's computer records. To see a doctor we try to provide a same day service and to see a specified doctor within two working days.
We emphasise flexibility and innovation and have long involvement in both undergraduate (with NUI Galway) and postgraduate (with the Western GP Training Scheme) medical education. We realise the importance of research and have been instrumental in the conduct of the two largest general practice trials ever conducted on the island of Ireland ( The SPHERE and SIMPLE trials).
Free Under 6's GP Care
From July 1st 2015 all children under 6 years of age are entitled to free GP care. You MUST REGISTER your child for this service.
If you do not have a valid GP Under 6 Visit Card you will have to pay for your appointment
You can register on the HSE website www.hse.ie.
Non-acute services are not covered under this scheme and charges will apply. Services NOT COVERED include:
Travel vaccinations Paediatric bloods
Passport/Identity Reports/letters Creche Reports
Insurance medicals School attendance notes/certificates
HSE support line: 1890252919
Due to increased demand on our services, longer waiting times may be incurred.
Medical Card Services
If you have a Medical card or Doctor Visit card you may attend the Doctor for your ACUTE MEDICAL needs free of charge.
However non-acute medical services are NOT COVERED by your medical card and a charge will apply.
Charges apply for the following services:
Under the “Maternity and Infant Care” Scheme, a pregnant woman can avail of the following services free of charge:
First booking visit for the pregnancy.
Up to 8 Maternity-related visits throughout the pregnancy.
Please note: Any medical appointments not relating to the pregnancy will not be covered under the scheme and will be charged for.
2 week check-up for baby.
6 week check-up for mother and baby.
Whooping cough vaccine fee: €25
Surgery opening hours:
Monday to Friday - 9.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
For calls after six o’clock or during weekends contact WestDoc 1850 36 50 00
Doors are closed daily at 6:00 p.m.
Telephone lines are closed between 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to allow for change over of reception staff.
If you have an urgent medical problem between 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm, please call 087 259 6308.
How to get here:
The bus4you bus service from Galway City passes through Lackagh village a few times each day. You can view this timetable on: www.bus4u.net.