Forms & Letters

We are happy to complete forms and letters for patients of the practice. Please allow a period of 5 working days for completion.  If the form requires a lot of detailed you may be asked to make an appointment with your GP to have it completed.  If this is the case our Administration staff will contact you.

Blood Tests & Results

We are happy to facilitate blood tests which are ordered by our patient’s Hospitals or Consultants. These appointments can be booked with our Administrative staff.  Please leave in all test forms to the surgery in advance of your appointment. We have allocated a number of appointments for these tests, so prior notice is required.

It is the responsibility of the patient to convey these results directly to their Specialists. Their Specialists are responsible for the interpretation and follow up of all their requests. Additional fees may apply to complicated laboratory requests, especially those requiring multiple samples or special transport arrangements.

A free phlebotomy service is available through Tallaght Hospital.  Patients who prefer to use this service will be given a letter to bring with them to the hospital.  Enquiries regarding this service should be made directly to Tallaght Hospital.

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Blood tests and other laboratory investigations may be ordered by your Doctor based on clinical need.

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You will be notified of your results by letter or telephone call or by text message (with written consent).

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Your Doctor will notify you of your tests results, normally within two weeks of your visit.

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Some specialised tests take longer to process. Your Doctor or Nurse will advise you of this when the test is being booked. 

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If you have not heard from the Surgery within this timeframe we are happy for you to contact our Administrative Team. 

Certification

Barrowview Medical Practice provides Medical Certification and Social Welfare Certification for patients. 

As per Best Practice patients requiring ongoing certification require regular review with their GP.

Your doctor will issue your medical certificate for the appropriate time based on your clinical condition.

If your employer requests weekly medical certification and these are in addition to the clinical plan then an additional fee will be incurred.

Patients requiring Social Welfare Certificates/Work notes must first attend the doctor. The certificate will be issued as appropriate.

Illness Benefit Certification

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If you are out of work due to illness then you are entitled to Illness Benefit as part of your P.R.S.I taxes

Even if you think you might not get a payment, you should request a Cert as a submitted certificate entitles you to PRSI ‘stamps’ which are needed for State Pension on retirement. If you have Covid19 or have to isolate because of Covid-19 contact or testing then you are entitled to an accelerated and enhanced Illness Benefit Payment.

To apply for this benefit, which is payable from Day 1 of isolation (as opposed to the usual 6 day wait period for other illnesses), go to Department of Social Protection website and fill in their IB1 form.

You must also request a Medical Certificate of Illness (Med 1 form) from your GP. The e-Cert is sent electronically to the Department. You can request the Med 1 certificate using the form below. Certs will only be issued following an initial review by your GP.

    Med 1 (applies to most Illnesses)
    Med 2 (ONLY CHOOSE IF YOU HAVE LETTER FROM DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTING YOU TO APPLY FOR MED2 INSTEAD OF MED1)

    *Please note - This email is checked once daily. This area is specifically dedicated to Illness Benefit Certification only. 

    Pricing for Services at Barrowview Medical

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    GP Consultation – €50

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    Surgery Blood Tests – €20

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    24 hour ABPM & Consultation – €100

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    24 hour ABPM GMS

    Now covered by the medical card scheme

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    Driving License Medical – €50

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    Male medical screening check-up – €150

    Including blood tests

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    ECG – €50

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    Extended GP Consultation – €100

    Booked by patient

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    Blood tests for Private Consultation – €40

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    Mirena removal & insertion on same day €170

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    Mirena Insertion €120

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    Mirena Removal €70

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    Pre-employment medical examinations – €60–120

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    Review Consultation – €35

    Within 5 days for the same issue

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    Nebulisation €20

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    Antenatal & Postnatal Care – Free

    (under the Maternity and Infant Scheme)
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    Baby Vaccinations – Free

    (under the Childhood Immunisation Scheme)
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    Cervical Smear Tests – Free

    (to eligible patients under the Cervical Check Programme)
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    Nursing Consultation – €35

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    Private Prescription Fee – €10

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    Implanon insertion €100

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    Implanon Removal €100

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    Implanon removal & insertion on same day €150

    Medical Card Patient now covered by HSE
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    Cryptotherapy - €50

    Also covered by medical insurance

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    Travel Health / Vaccination

    Contact the clinic for more information

    Payment Policy

    At our practice, we aim to provide fair and efficient service for all patients.  To facilitate this, we ask you to settle your account at the time of consultation, we cannot offer credit. We thank all our patients for co-operating with this policy.  Patients with outstanding balances are required to pay their balance in full prior to making a further appointment.

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    Payment can be made by Cash, Cheques or Debit/Credit Card

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    Health expensed can be claimed for tax relief.  This can be done on a MED 1 form from the Revenue www.revenue.ie  Please remember to keep the receipt we issue at the time of your consultation. Backdated receipts can be issued, however, they will incur an administration fee.

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    UK visitors are entitled to fee emergency are provided they have proof of NHS eligibility.

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    Many procedures are covered by health insurance such as VHI/Laya/Aviva.  These include procedures such as cryotherapy, suturing, joint injections, suturing and removal of skin tags.  Please provide your insurance details to reception when you arrive for your procedure.

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    EU visitors are entitled to free emergency care provided they have a valid European Health Insurance Card. 

    Medical Card and Doctor Visit Cards

    All GMS patients who are attending the practice for the first time must provide a valid medical card or doctors visit card to reception.

    Patients with expired or invalid medical cards or doctor visit cards will be required to pay as per our normal schedule of fees, as only costs incurred while cards are valid are covered by the GMS.

    Important Notice For Medical Card Holders
    There are a number of services that are not covered by the medical card as per the HSE (Health Service Executive):

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    Consultations or reports for legal purposed (where you are claiming from  a third party)

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    Examinations relating to the insurance policies

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    Examinations relating to fitness to drive including the eye test

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    Pre-employment and School entry examinations

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    Examinations in connection with fitness to take part in sports

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    Joint Injections

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    Some childhood vaccinations

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    Travel consultations or vaccines

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    Cervical Smears (if not covered by Cervical Check)

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    Non-diagnostic phlebotomy (blood tests)

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    Spirometry/Aduiology

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    Medial certification for employment

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    Spirometry/Audiology

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    Letters in any form e.g. jury duty, support letters, letters to county councils, schools etc.

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    Some minor surgical procedures

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    STI screening

    Teaching Practice

    For many years our practice has been involved in the education of medical students and students may visit the practice to observe consultations as part of their curriculum.  We always advise patients in advance if a student is present and will only invite a student to observe your consultation with your full permission.

    Locum Cover

    We believe in providing personal and continuing care for patients and locum doctors are only used when absolutely necessary to cover annual leave.

    Confidentiality

    Your medical records are held in the strictest confidence.  To ensure that your details are correct on our system, our staff may need to verify your name, date of birth or address when accessing your file.  Only a doctor or nurse will be able to discuss clinical matters with you.  It is our policy that all our staff maintain absolute confidentiality of patients.

    Contact

    Phone:
    059 863 1352
    Emergency rota: 045 848 701

    Address:
    Dublin Road,
    Athy,
    Co. Kildare

    Email:
    info@barrowviewmedical.com

    Healthmail:
    barrowviewmedicalpractice.gp@healthmail.ie

    Opening Hours

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    Monday, Tues, Wed 9am–12noon & 2pm–5pm

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    Thursday 9am–12noon (Thursday p.m. emergency rota 045 848 701)

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    Friday 9am–12noon & 2pm-5pm

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