Out of Hours & Weekend GP Service

At Galway Bay Medical Centre we provide GP/Doctor care for our registered patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Outside of our normal opening hours care is provided by an after-hours service in Galway City which is staffed by fully qualified GPs.

You can always find details of how to access the out of hours GP service by phoning our surgery at this number: (091) 530054

This service is for Emergencies outside of normal hours. It is not possible to book an appointment for the Out-of-Hours service.

When the surgery is closed, our answering service gives details of the number to call to get through to the on-call doctor, as the doctor changes every day. Should you need a doctor at the weekend, this service is provided by Galway City GP Rota based in the Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway.

Midweek cover is provided by a similar GP rota. For further details see the menu to the right...

Out of Hours FAQs

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If you need to see a GP outside of our normal working hours, you can get details of the service by phoning our surgery number: (091) 530054

We will always have a message on our answering machine giving details of who to call for urgent GP care on any given evening or weekend.

At weekends, you will get through to a call handler from 9am - 5pm, at all other times the emergency number will get you directly through to the GP on call.


Registered patients of our practice can access the out of hours GP whenever our surgery is closed.

After Hours: 5.00pm - 8.30am :


The weekend on-call GP service (Galway City GP Rota) is based in the outpatients department (behind reception) of the Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway.

The midweek on-call GP service on Monday to Thursday evenings/nights is provided by a rota of GP surgeries and details of where to attend will be provided by the on-call GP.

Contact the surgery at any time, day or night, for details of the on-call GP

 (091) 530054




The weekend GP service is provided for registered patients of all of the member practices.

The midweek GP service on Monday - Thursday evenings is for registered patients of the member practices of the City GP rota, including Galway Bay Medical Centre.

To access this Out-of-Hours service you must be a registered patient of either Galway Bay Medical Centre or one of our partner practices.

The service is provided and resourced by a rota of Galway City GPs. This service is not funded by the HSE .


The out-of-hours GP service is provided to ensure that you, our patients, can always access a GP when you need one. We hope to look after the vast majority of your medical needs during office hours when we are fully staffed, but we understand that urgent problems do arise when we are closed.

Our HSE contract for medical card patients commits us to providing 24-hour care for patients with medical cards. There is no such obligation for non-medical card patients, but most GPs, us included, want to make sure that all of our patients are well looked after all of the time. We invest in a very good out-of-hours service midweek and weekends.