Phlebotomy (Blood Testing) Clinics
Blood Tests are carried out by the practice nurse in the morning time Monday-Friday. A courier takes these bloods mid morning to Beaumont hospital. The type of blood tests taken will be decided by the Doctor at prior consultation. You may be asked to fast for your blood tests. Please make an appointment at reception to have your bloods done.
Blood results; Due to the large number of tests taken on a daily basis it is not possible for patients to be contacted individually with results. It is important that you contact the surgery for your results and do not assume that ' no news is good news' . Occasionally samples are not processed or results not communicated by the lab and it is important that you contact us so that results are not missed. We ask that you ring for results 7-10 days after your tests were perfomed. PLease call in the afternoon and leave your name and contact phone number and a member of staff will get back to you with your results within 48 hours. .
If an urgent result is received, the doctor on duty will contact you by phone. Please update contact information if phone numbers change.
The results of tests that were requested by a hospital doctor will be sent directly to the doctor who requested them, and they will then communicate the results to you. If you have not receive results requested by the hospital - it is advisable that you contact the consultant secretary directly.
Portmarnock family practice staff can only report on results of tests that they have requested or performed for you.
Childhood immunisations are given by the Practice Nurse. They are given to babies at the age of 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months and 13 months. The nurse also provides chicken pox, meningitis B and gardasil Vaccinations. Immunisation clinics are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings. Please ring the reception to make an appointment.
Ante-Natal Care is provided free under the Maternity & Infant Scheme; you can fill out a Combined Care application form on your first visit to the Doctor. This includes a baby check at 2 weeks and mother and baby check at 6 weeks.
Cervical Smear Testing
The Practice Nurse carries out free smear tests to women between the ages of 25-60 who have received a letter of invitation from the Cervical Screening Programme on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Private smears are facilitated also.
Chronic Disease Management
The practice offers designated management and monitoring of several chronic diseases such as Asthma, Diabetic Care and Heart Disease.