- What services are not covered by the Medical Card (GMS) system?
- Medical records – Who has access?
- Main Street Clinic is a Research Practice: How do we use medical information to help everyone?
- How do I book a vaccine?
What services are not covered by the Medical Card (GMS) system?
There are some services which we provide that are not covered by the GMS contract and so are not paid for by the State.
The most usual of these services which are requested by our patients are
- Medical examinations or reports for legal purposes
- Examinations and forms relating to insurance policies
- Examinations relating to fitness to drive including eye examinations
- Pre-employment examinations
- School entry examinations
- Examinations in connection with fitness to take part in sports or attend gyms
- Travel vaccinations and certain other vaccinations
- Routine blood tests
- Doctor’s letters
Medical Records – Who Has Access?
A General Practice is a trusted community governed by an ethic of privacy and confidentiality.
In order to provide for your care we need to collect and keep information about you and your health in your personal medical record. Our practices are consistent with the Medical Council guidelines and the privacy principles of the Data Protection Acts.
Main Street Clinic is a Research Practice: How do we use medical information to help everyone?
Information about you and your medical treatment may be recorded either on paper or in computer files, as part of providing you with health services. This information is needed to give you and others the best possible health care.
We may use some of this information for other reasons, for example, we are currently involved in some research studies that require anonymous information from patients’ notes. You cannot be indentified from this information.
Some research will require your direct involvement, in which case the circumstances will be fully explained to you and your express consent required.
You can have a say in how this practice uses information about you. If you do not wish to contribute your information for research, please notify a member of staff. If you choose not to contribute your information this will NOT affect your treatment in any way. If you have any questions about the research, please ask and we will provide you with further information.
You also have a right of access to your health records. If at any time you would like to know more, or have any concerns about how we use your information, you can contact us to discuss your concerns.
EVERYONE WORKING FOR THIS PRACTICE HAS A LEGAL DUTY
TO KEEP INFORMATION ABOUT YOU CONFIDENTIAL
How do I book in for a vaccine?
Flu Vaccine / COVID Booster:
- If you are eligible for both vaccines, you can get both on the one day. This is safe as per HSE and NIAC guidelines.
- To get a flu vaccine and/or COVID booster, please contact us on (091) 842144 to get an appointment.
- To book your travel vaccinations, please contact us on (091) 842144 to get an appointment.