General & Family Practice, Coole, Co.Westmeath, N91 F7XR

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday 9am-12:30pm & 2pm-5pm
  Contact : 044 966 1104

Medical Card Patient Fees

We wish to advise that from 1st February 2011 charges will be requested from all medical card holders in respect of services NOT covered by the General Medical Services Scheme. These services were previously provided free of charge by this surgery, but unfortunately this has become unsustainable.

What will not change

  • Access to a doctor in an emergency
  • Appointments with your chosen doctor within 48hrs
  • Children under 16 will be seen on the same day if clinically appropriate
  • Access to most Nurse Services

Items not covered that will require payment

  • Full medicals
  • 24 Hr Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Medical Card Review forms
  • Non essential blood tests (e.g. 3 monthly cholesterol tests)
  • Warfarin testing (Free HSE Clinic Alternative Available)
  • Wound dressing (Free HSE Clinic alternative Available)
  • Non Social Welfare form completion
  • Support letters
  • Private Sickness Certificates
  • Minor Surgery (subsidised fees)