Important information about your appointment with us....

Thank you for booking your healthcare appointment with GBMC. Click here for directions to us.

  • If you think you may need a longer than standard appointment it is essential that you let us know as soon as possible, if you have not done so already, as a longer visit may not be possible, depending on how busy we are.
  • If this is your first visit please aim to arrive 5 minutes early as there is a short registration form to fill in before your appointment.
  • If you are a holder of an Irish (GMS) Medical Card please send us the card details including the Card Number and the name of the doctor with whom the card is registered.
  • Please note, If your medical card is registered with one of our GP colleagues in Galway City, we cannot offer you an appointment as the T&Cs of your medical card don't allow this.

Please take a few moments to read the rest of this email as it contains useful information.

We are happy to help you with any problem under the sun but we need to allow enough time to do so.

Our standard appointments are 10 - 15 minutes and are intended to allow us to deal with 1 or 2 medical issues.

It takes roughly 5-15 minutes to safely diagnose and treat a single problem, depending on many factors. To safely diagnose and manage 4 medical issues for one patient could take 40 minutes. With this in mind, we ask that you focus on your most urgent problem or to consider booking a longer appointment if you have multiple or complex problems to avoid causing delays to patients who are booked in after you.

If you have more than one issue to discuss, please mention this at the beginning of your consultation,
Your GP will decide with you which problem(s) can be addressed safely today and which problem should be prioritised.

Please don't be offended if you mention new issues at the end of your consultation and are asked to return another day to have them safely assessed.

Some days it may be possible to offer you an extended consultation (at a higher cost) but if we are fully booked we will offer a return appointment instead.

Getting your diagnosis and management plan correct is a priority for us (and for you) but doing this properly takes time.

Our standard appointment costs €60.00. If bloods are required, the cost is €80.00

Our extended appointment duration is 20 - 30 minutes and is intended to allow enough time to deal with multiple/complex medical issues OR to take a full medical history from first-time patients. This costs €80.00. If bloods are required, the cost is €100.00

Extended appointments are not covered by the Medical Card (GMS) scheme.

A full list of our Fees & Charges can be found by clicking here:

Please note that some medical conditions *ALWAYS* require a longer appointment.

These include (but are not limited to..)

  • First visits for Mental Health/Stress/Anxiety issues
  • Any long-standing or complex problems
  • Second opinions
  • Medico-legal issues etc.

If you are unsure if you require a longer consultatation, please ask one of our front desk staff when booking.

If you need a longer appointment you can agree this with reception when booking or by reply to this email.


As we operate under strict time constraints we cannot accomodate requests for more time on the day of your appointment.

We also need to know in advance if you require any of the following services:

  • Blood Tests
  • Screening Bloods or Swabs
  • Employment/Driving/Sports/Legal Medicals
  • First Ante-Natal (Pregnancy) visit

All Fertility related consultations including AMH Testing must be booked in advance with our Fertility Clinic.
These specialist services require longer appointments and possibly courier collections and cannot be requested during a standard consult.

Full details of our Fertility Services can be found here

And finally.....

We know that you will be on time for your appointment......however, we also know that sometimes delays happen and are unavoidable. All we ask is that you phone and let us know if you find that you are running late.
We will always do our very best to get you seen but it may not always be possible. In this case we will have to you to re-schedule your appointment for another time/day.
Our Schedule of Fees & Charges was updated on 16th January 2017 and you can click here to see the full detail of those changes...

 

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