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https://www.thejournal.ie/flu-vaccine-children-ireland-5211677-Sep2020/?utm_source=shortlink

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For information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please click on the following link  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Due to COVID-19 we have had to make changes in the way work. Appointments can no longer be given out by the reception staff, if you require an appointment the doctor will speak to you by telephone first. So call the surgery as you usually would, reception will take your details and your doctor will call you back. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but we need to adhere to Government guidelines.

The GPs in this Practice recommend the HPV vaccination for both girls and boys. For more information go to the following HPV Vaccination

This website has loads of great advice for parents and expectant parents https://www2.hse.ie/my-child/

              Located on Floor 2, Fermoy Clinic

Welcome to Family First Medical Practice, Fermoy

The doctors and staff at Family First Medical Practice are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centered healthcare.  

We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.

We are a Teaching Practice affiliated with UCC so we often have students present in the Practice.

UCC

We offer a 10% discount to 3rd Level students for consultations (other than travel vaccinations) when student card is shown.

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NOTICE 21/10/2020

We would like to reassure you all that we will remain open over the next 6 weeks as we are an essential service. We will continue to operate as we have done for the past few months with limited access due to the health and safety of all patients and staff. Our phones will continue to operate but they are extremely busy so it may be easier for you to email your request to familyfirstmedicalpractice@protonmail.com. You can also order your repeat prescription on this website, just click the prescriptions link, it will be then sent electronically to your selected pharmacy.

We thank you all for your patience at this difficult time. Stay safe. 

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Prescription Renewal

If you wish to renew your prescription phone the surgery or order online by clicking the link at bottom of page, do not call into the surgery to order. The prescription can then be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy, 24 hours notice is required. Please do not arrive into your pharmacy without first ordering the prescription.

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Cervical Screening will resume on 6th July 2020. However, you can only book a smear appointment if you receive a new letter from Cervical Check (dated from June 2020) advising you to have a smear.

Phase 1 is for priority groups and will be seen from 6th July to 31st July. This group is for:
- people on a one-year recall,
- people who need a repeat test as their last test couldn't be tested
- people who have become eligible for their first screening test in the past few months    as they have turned 25.
Phase 2 is for standard recall (people on 3 year or 5 year recall) whose smears have been delayed due to COVID-19, starting with women who have been waiting the longest. These smears will be carried out from 1st August to 31st October.
Please do not ring for an appointment unless you have received a letter from Cervical Check dated from June 2020 onwards.
If you have any medical concerns please contact your GP.
For further information go to the following link Cervical Check
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MEDICAL CARD APPLICATION

If you feel you are entitled to a Medical Card or Doctor Visit Card or to check if you are eligible for a card go the the HSE website. This is the quickest way to apply; you should receive an answer from the within days.

Click the following link apply and for more information

Medical Card/Doctor Visit Card

OVER 70 GP SCHEME

If you are aged 70 or over you are eligible to apply for an Over 70 Doctor Visit Card. The four GPs in this Practice are registered for the scheme. To register for this scheme please click on the following link.  If you do not register, you will not be entitled to free GP care.

Click the following link to register

Over 70 Registration 

UNDER 6 GP SCHEME

The four GPs in this Practice are signed up for the under 6 scheme.  If you are eligible for this scheme please ensure you register your children.  The scheme will commence on 1st July 2015,  if your children are not registered they will not be entitled to free GP care.

Click the following link to register

Under 6 Registration

MEDICAL CARD FOR DOMICILIARY CARE ALLOWANCE (DCA)

If you are in receipt of Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA)you are now entitled to apply for a full Medical Card for the child you receive DCA for.  For more information on this please go to the link below.

To apply for this Medical Card (DCA) click the following link

Medical Card for DCA

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PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR SICKNESS

You may not always need to see a doctor if you or you child is feeling sick. The following website has great practical advice on how to manage sickness

http://undertheweather.ie/


Email: familyfirstmedicalpractice@protonmail.com


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