Don't feel that you need to stay away from us for Non-Covid19 related visits.
Our doors are locked to protect against spread of Covid-19, but we are still open from 0830 until 1700 and here for you.
We have moved most of our consultations to phone or video and you can book using the normal channels for these. Our normal fees apply and we can take payment over the phone for everything with receipts by email.
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered by phone and sent securely directly to whichever pharmacy suits you.
Covid19 aside, the problems which we normally deal with day in day out have not gone away and we are concerned that some people think they need to stay away altogether.
For example, this is proving to be a very stressful time and it is more important than ever to look after your mental health. This sort of consult is ideally suited to being dealt with by phone and if scripts are required we can send those directly to your pharmacist for you.
If necessary, we can organise a physical examination following the phone/video consult. However, in most cases, we know the diagnosis by the time we have finished listening and asking focused questions.
We also have access to video consults with the Galway Bay Physio team.
So please don't be afraid to contact us.
You may need to be patient as the booked times for phone or video consults can be unpredictable depending on how the day is going, but we will get to you and we can help.
We really appreciate everyone's support at this time.
You can now be referred for testing if you are in one or more of the categories for priority testing and meet the testing criteria below.
If you are not in a priority group we cannot refer you for testing at this time........
As you will know, GPs can only refer patients for Covid19 tests who fit the current criteria for testing - meaning a fever plus either cough or shortness of breath, along with being in one of the at risk groups.
Since Monday 16th March, GPs can order a test for Covid-19 by electronic referral following a phone consultation with the patient..........
As we all know by now, we have seen the first cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland over the past few days.
We have yet to receive confirmation of the delivery date for the 2019 'Flu vaccines but we hope to have them by end of September.
We will update once we know more...