Welcome to Gorey Family Practice
Gorey Family Practice is a General Practice (GP) Surgery. We provide general medical care, women’s health and maternity services, childhood and travel immunisations, pre-employment health checks and well person (well man / well woman) health checks. You can see the nurse or the doctor to discuss contraception and family planning. We also perform minor surgical procedures and work with the local health service to arrange investigation and treatment where required.
New GMS/DV card for Dr O’ Brien’s patients
If you have a GMS/DV card with Dr Colm O’ Brien’s name on it, you will be receiving a new card from HSE Medical Card Unit with Dr C Ritter’s name on it.
This is because Dr O’ Brien will no longer have a GMS list. Your care is not affected. You will still be able to see your regular GP. That may be Dr O’ Brien or another GP at Gorey Family Practice.
Gorey Business and Endeavour Awards
Covid 19 has been and continues to be a challenge for us all. We are delighted to have been nominated for a Front Line Staff award: https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexford/news/votes-flying-in-as-nominees-announced-for-gorey-business-and-endeavour-awards-41249484.html
It is really appreciated and has been great for our morale. We remember all those services and families who have cared for people in these times and know that together we can come through this
Flu Vaccine 2022
The flu vaccine is now available. Please phone the surgery on 053-9422267 to book an appointment for your vaccination. You can also book the flu vaccination for family members and carers.
If you are a private patient please have your PPS number and the PPS numbers for any others you are booking for to hand. We are unable to book flu vaccine appointments for private patients without the PPS number(s). Patients with a GMS (medical card) or Doctor Visit card do not need to provide a PPS number.
The vaccine is available at the surgery for 1st , 2nd and 3rd doses and booster doses according to the HSE guidance on this. For further information – https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/
Anyone aged 12 years or more can get the COVID vaccination with us. You can get the flu vaccine at the same time.
In order to get your COVID Booster with us you need to bring your COVID Digital Cert so that we can check the date of your previous dose and make sure that you are getting your booster at the right time.
EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC)
We cannot issue Digital COVID Certificates. For information on and about the certificate click here.
To access the government online portal to request changes to your COVID Digital Cert click here.
COVID-19 PCR Testing
We are now offering Private PCR Testing for people who do not have symptoms but wish to have a test for travel or occupational health reasons with our service partner Eurofins Bionmis. The fee for this service is €140 for all patients and the turnaround time is 24-48 hours from receipt of the swabs at the lab*
Phone us on 053-9422267 to book your test.
*Please read our disclaimer before booking your test with us: PCR Test Disclaimer
My child has been been told to isolate/restrict movement by the HSE or our GP – please click here to read the most up-to-date advice from the HSE website.
I am a close contact of a confirmed positive case – please click here to read the most up-to-date advice from the HSE website.
I got a text from you about being “at risk” – our computer system has identified some people as being at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. The system is not perfect so please check the groups below (Advice for groups at higher risk) and see if you fit any of them. If you are unsure please phone us.
Changes at Gorey Family Practice – The practice has expanded its accommodation at Gorey Shopping Centre. This will help to avoid crowding and so reduce the risks from COVID-19.
Changes to how we book appointments – All patients will need to have a telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse before they come to the surgery. This is to manage the risk of COVID-19 for patients and staff.
Vaccines – These will be very important. Ensure that your child gets their routine vaccinations on time. Everyone should consider getting the annual flu vaccine which will be available from September.
Government advice may change from time to time – Please keep up to date: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
Financial support for those affected by COVID-19 – There are a range of government supports available through https://services.mywelfare.ie/en/topics/covid-19-payments/
Advice for groups at higher risk – Please click on the links below to check your status:
- Asthma and COPD
- Blood Cancer
- Crohn’s & Colitis
- Heart Disease and stroke
- Kidney disorder
- Pregnant Women
- Very high risk groups
Community support available -You may need help with the collection and delivery of food or other items, or you may be feeling stressed. Visit: https://www2.hse.ie/services/
Changes to repeat prescription requests
We have changed how we deal with prescription requests. You no longer have to send in a paper request or come to the surgery to collect your regular prescription. Patients on long-term medication can now request their repeat prescription directly from this website. When you have sent the request to us we will prepare the prescription and send that to the pharmacy of your choice. You will only need to come to the surgery if you require tests or if you need an examination to check on your condition. Click here to use this new service*.
*Please note that for private patients there is a €25 charge for repeat prescriptions.
In this time of Covid 19, Coolgreany surgery is open Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8.30am to 12.00 noon. You will need to phone 053 9422267 to book your appointment before going to the surgery.
Because of HSE requirements a face mask must be worn in the surgery.
Patients with symptoms of Covid 19 will need to have a telephone consultation before they can be seen.
To make an appointment please phone 053-9422267. Outside of the above hours, if you have a problem that cannot wait until the next day, please contact CareDoc on 0818 300 365.
General Data Protection Regulation
New data protection legislation came into effect on 25/5/2018
We are unable to give out prescriptions or social welfare certificates to anyone, other than the patient, unless we have written consent to do so.
Please do not ask another person to collect documents or results without giving us written consent to allow that person to collect your documents. Please remind the person that they must show ID when they come to collect documents.
Would you like to receive a reminder about your appointment? We can send a reminder to your mobile phone. If you would like to set up a ‘TEXT ALERT’ system, please ask the receptionist.
We are a training practice with University College Dublin and teach medical students and doctors. We help University College Dublin to train paramedics.
COVID-19 TEST DISCLAIMER
By purchasing and/or using this service, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to all the terms and conditions stated in the COVID-19 TEST DISCLAIMER below.
By choosing this COVID-19 PCR Testing Service:
You hereby declare and provide consent for Gorey Family Practice & Eurofins Bionmis to collect and process your data (including medical data, pre-existing conditions, and other personal data that may be considered sensitive under the applicable laws and regulations) for the Covid-19 PCR test purpose.
You hereby agree to undergo the Covid-19 PCR test, agree that the test results will remain confidential and only accessible to you, the medical team, or the government institution handling the COVID-19.
You hereby declare that you understand and acknowledge all consequences that may arise from knowing your status if you are tested positive for COVID-19 and will follow the instruction from the relevant government institution handling the COVID-19. You also declare that you will follow any instructions from the relevant government institution handling the Irish State’s response to COVID-19.
If your COVID-19 PCR test is positive, you will agree to consult further with the relevant health agency or government institution managing the response to COVID-19 and to take precautions or treatment measures as directed to maintain your safety and that of the general public.
We are not a laboratory, therefore we are not responsible for any result or information on the Services carried out by our Partners.
We are not responsible for any delay in the lab report being sent to you.