General Practice

Registering With Us

To register with Turloughmore Health Centre please contact the surgery and confirm that you wish to attend the practice.

If you are a private patient, please book an appointment when you need to see the Doctor and fill the request to have your patient records sent to this practice when you attend for your first appointment.

If you are a medical card patient currently registered with another GP, please contact the surgery and book an appointment when you need to see the Doctor.

When you attend, you will need to fill out a form transferring your medical card to this practice and another form to have your medical records sent to this practice. You may also need to sign a special claim form for your first visit to the doctor and maybe for all subsequent visits until your medical card has been transferred to our panel.

Booking an Appointment

Appointments
Where possible, all appointments are by arrangement only. Appointment slots are for one patient only and double appointments can be booked if necessary.

Urgent Appointments
Appointments are available on the day for urgent medical problems. Please contact the surgery where possible beforehand or come directly to surgery when necessary.

Missed Appointments
Every day appointments are wasted when patients do not attend and this costs valuable time and money. If you are unable to keep an appointment we do ask that you make every effort to inform the Surgery in good time so that your appointment may be offered to another patient.  You may receive a warning letter if you constantly do not attend your appointment.

Home Visits 
These need to be reserved for housebound and elderly patients. Please telephone as early in the morning as possible to make arrangements with the receptionist.

Sick Certificates 
We provide sick certificates for work and for social welfare. Please note you do not need a social welfare certificate if you are off work for less than three days. Please ask at reception when after seeing the Doctor or contact the surgery to arrange a work certificate or social welfare certificate (MC1 or MC2 forms).

Repeat Prescriptions
You can request your prescriptions in a few different ways. Please allow 2 working days for your prescription to be ready.

  • Call the surgery 091 797106 and order it with the receptions staff.
  • Bring a list to the surgery reception.
  • Post or fax it (091 797858) to the Practice (with a stamped addressed envelope if you would like it posted back to you).

Your prescriptions will generally take 48 working hours to process. All repeat prescriptions are regularly reviewed so after a period of time the doctor may ask to see you. Any medication which is not on your repeat list may take longer and you may be asked to come and see a Doctor.

Private and GMS Prescriptions
The Practice can convert private prescriptions into GMS ones. To do this please bring the medical card prescription to the reception desk and leave with us. We will transfer the script as quickly as possible.

Test Results
Please allow 7 working days for your blood test and x-ray results to reach the doctor and call after 11.00 am when the Surgery is least busy.

Smear results will take longer and you will receive a letter with this from the practice Nurse.

The Doctor can send a text message with the result to you. If you would like to avail of this service, please give your consent for this to the reception staff or to your doctor.

Documents and Medicals
Please allow five working days before collecting any documents that you have asked to be completed. Fees may be charged for certain documents and medical examinations, Reception will be able to advise you of this.

 

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