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.
Flu Vaccine 2021
Please phone the surgery on 053-9422267 to book an appointment for your vaccination including the free nasal for those aged 2-17 years. 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.
UPDATE – 25th Nov 2021 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 2nd dose and make sure that you are getting your booster at the right time.
All patients in the 70 or over age category should have been contacted by our admin team. If you or a loved one is a patient in this category and has not yet had any contact from us please phone 053 94 22267.
We have sent a text to all transplant patients. If you have not yet been contacted please let us know.
Certain immunocompromised patients, in accordance with the HSE guidance, have been contacted. If you believe you are in this group and have not been contacted please let us know. If you are aged 16 or over and are in this immunocompromised group you can get your booster with us.
If you are aged 50-59 you can have the booster vaccine with us.
We have been told that patients aged in the 60-69 category will be vaccinated in the HSE Vaccination hub only.
For more information about the Covid booster click here.
If you have not yet had the first dose of your COVID-19 vaccine please click here to access the HSE Portal to receive your vaccination at one of the HSE Vaccination Hubs. You can also phone 1850 24 1850 to register. Be aware that the telephone option is slow. Please note that we cannot deal with issues to do with the HSE portal or the HSE Vaccination Hubs. For any queries on these please contact the HSE helpline on 1850 24 1850.
Digital COVID Certificate
We cannot issue the EU Digital COVID Certificates. If you have any questions on this please phone 1800 851 504 or click here for more information.
31/07/2021 – The government has launched a new online portal to allow you to request changes to your COVID Digital Cert. Please click here to access the portal.
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
HSE Cyber Attack
On Friday 14/05/2021 the HSE computer systems were attacked. HSE services around the country are still seeing impacts and disruptions from this attack. Many essential services are continuing but a lot of lab results (blood tests etc.) and hospital appointments are still being affected. People can check updates on services that are affected on the HSE website by clicking here.
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 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 €20 charge for repeat prescriptions.
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/
To avoid the spread of COVID-19 the Coolgreany Surgery will be closed from Friday 13th March until further notice. Patients should contact Gorey Family Practice on 053-9422267 for further information or to make an appointment at our surgery in Gorey Shopping Centre.
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.