Other Services

We provide a comprehensive list of GP services.

Childhood vaccines

We offer the full childhood vaccination service. Full details on our Childhood Vaccinations page here...


This involves local application of Liquid Nitrogen to 'freeze' certain skin lesions. This causes the destruction of the lesion from deep under the skin and usually causes it to disappear. Cryotherapy can be suitable for treating simple warts, verrucae, skin tags, seborrhoeic keratosis and certain other conditions.

In some cases, your health insurance (VHI, Quinn, Hibernian) may cover the full cost of such a procedure.

STI Screening

We offer a full screening service for sexually transmitted infections. Unfortunately there are a large number of such infections in circulation, many of which can be picked up easily by men or women. They include

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Genital warts
  • Trichomonas
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes

In many cases you may not even know you are infected so therefore can pass on an infection to a partner without realising it.All of our clinical staff have specific further training in this area so can do all of the necessary swabs and blood tests. A morning appointment is preferable so samples reach the lab in good time. This service is beneficial whether you have symptoms of infection (these include discharge, pain, lumps, sores, burning in urine), or if you and your partner simply want to know you are both free of infection. We realize this is a sensitive subject so we provide the service with discretion and confidentiality.

You may find it easier to come for such testing in the privacy of a GP surgery rather than a busy public STI clinic in a hospital.


Many cuts can be sutured (stitched) in our surgery by the doctor instead of having to spend half your day sitting in the waiting room of the Accident & Emergency ward in UHG. In some cases, your health insurance (VHI, Quinn, Hibernian) may cover the full cost of suturing by our doctors. Obviously this can save you money and our waiting room is far nicer than A&E. We have better magazines too.

Cervical Cancer/HPV vaccinations

Females aged 9-26 and males aged 9-15 can now avail of a course of vaccinations in our surgery to protect them against Human Papilloma Virus, the virus responsible for over two-thirds of cases of cervical cancer in women and the vast majority of genital wart infections in both sexes.

This service is now available for the reduced price of €409 in total. Please phone us for further details.

Driving Licence Medicals & Eyesight Tests

Please mention when booking your appointment that you are attending for Driving Licence Eyesight Test or Driving Licence Medical. The relevant forms are available here for download. Please complete as much of the form as possible before your appointment.

See our Fees page for prices:

Our Services include:

Family Planning
Travel Medicine
Weight Management
Student Services
Other Services

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Recent News

  • May 10 2013

    Students' Doctor Galway

    We are pleased to announce that we have extended our range of Student Services and introduced a range of new student discounts across our full menu of services.
  • Apr 03 2013

    Garda Medical Scheme Galway

    We are pleased to announce that Galway Bay Medical Centre have recently been accepted as a member of the Garda Siochana Doctor of Choice Scheme in Galway.
  • Mar 27 2013

    Cervicalcheck Update


    CervicalCheck (The National Cervical Screening Programme) provides free smear tests to women aged 25 to 60.

  • Feb 15 2013

    Chiropody & Podiatry service at Galway Bay Medical Centre

    From next Friday 15th February and every Friday thereafter by appointment, Leonie Hegerty O'Brien BSc. Pod Med., Pg. Dip Podiatric Surgery, MSCP(EIRE & UK) will be providing a Chiropody & Podiatry service here at Galway Bay Medical Centre.

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