Doctor Visit Card Applications
As you may be aware, the government recently announced the expansion of free GP care to all children under the age of 8 and to households earning below the new median income threshold. Eligible current practice patients can apply in the coming months as follows:
· If your child is aged 6 or 7, you can apply online for a Doctor Visit Card from 11th August 2023.
· If your household earns below the median income (€47,000 per year after deductibles) you can apply online for a Doctor Visit Card. The extension of free GP care on income grounds will take place in two phases, on September 11th and November 13th.
Further information can be found here: https://www2.hse.ie/services/schemes-allowances/gp-visit-cards/under-8s/
Flu Vaccines now available at Blackpool Medical Centre!
FREE FLU NASAL VACCINES FOR ALL CHILDREN NOW AVAILABLE ! PLUS ALL ADULTS (with an underlying condition)
Flu vaccines are now in stock and free of charge to all medical card and private patients where clinically indicated.
Please just drop down any Monday or Thursday afternoon 4 to 5pm .NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!
Dr Brian Lee joined our practice in 2020. He is a graduate of University College Galway and brings with him a strong background in Internal Medicine with lots of experience at hospital level. He is available for consultation on on Wednesday mornings and all day Thursdays.
Dr Katie Hughes has joined the team from July 2023 and is attached to the Cork Gp Training Scheme .She brings a strong background in hospital medicine with her.