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Welcome to
Park Medical Practice

At Park Medical Practice all of our staff are committed to providing an efficient, quality assured, family doctor service caring for all your medical needs in a courteous, professional and confidential manner.

Dr Gary Stack, Dr Fidelma Cronin & Dr Andrew O' Regan are full time GP's at the practice.

The Park Medical Practice located at Park Road, Killarney was established by Dr Gary Stack in 1988. During the last three decades the practice has grown significantly, consistently providing a wide range of high quality medical services to the local community.

COVID-19 2nd BOOSTER VACCINE (UPDATE September 2022)

4th Covid Vaccine

To maintain high levels of immunity in those most at risk of severe disease a second booster dose of an mRNA vaccine is now recommended for the following: 

* all those aged 50 years and older (a 4th Covid-19 Vaccine dose)

* all those aged 12 or older with immunocompromise at the time of primary or booster vaccination. 

The second booster vaccine is recommended at least four months after the first booster. 

It is recommended to defer the second booster vaccine for four months following infection onset. 

Please email the practice email theparkmedicalpractice@gmail.com to express your interest. Please include your name, Date of Birth, PPS Number and a mobile contact number. We will then contact you with a date and time for your Covid booster appointment.

Please continue to be patient with us during this time as we will be extremely busy with the Booster clinics.

Repeat Prescription Requests

If you require your repeat prescription, please ensure you allow 3 working days. Your GP will require time to check and prepare your prescription. We will email your prescription directly to your pharmacy of choice. A fee of €20 will apply to private scripts.

Make an Appointment

Appointments must be made for all consultations.

Call in or Call us on 064-6634111 to book your next appointment. You can also book your next appointment at reception on leaving.

We try to accommodate emergencies and particularly ill children, even if surgeries are full.

For “Out of Hours” service, contact SouthDoc @ 1850 335 999.

Where to Find Us

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri

 

 

Saturday

Sunday

 

 

 

9:00am – 12:30pm

2:00pm – 5:30pm

 

Closed

Closed 

 

 

 

Outside of Surgery Hours please contact SOUTHDOC on 1850 335 999

SOUTHDOC operates

Mon to Fri from 6pm to 8am Weekend Friday 6pm to 8am Monday morning 

Local News:

Heart of Killarney

The Heart of Killarney is an initiative to increase awareness of the locations of public access AEDs.  The Phone Box AED is the latest initiative to help make Killarney become the most ‘heart safe’ town in Ireland.  The AED unit is located in an iconic telephone box on Main Street, in the heart of Killarney town centre.  There are currently  13 public access AEDs in Killarney. These devices have been proven to significantly improve the chances of survival for someone who has an ‘out of hospital’ cardiac arrest.The Heart of Killarney compliments the existing services in achieving the overall goal of reducing the number of lives lost to sudden cardiac arrests each year.

Clinic News:
A facemask is required when you are visiting a healthcare setting. Please bring a face covering when attending your appointment.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine 2022/2023

We now have the Flu Vaccine in stock. 

You can get a free flu vaccine if you are:

  • aged 65 years and older

  • aged 2 to 17 years

  • a healthcare worker

  • pregnant

  • living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility

  • in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl

  • People with these conditions can also get a free flu vaccine:

  • chronic heart disease, including acute coronary syndrome

  • chronic liver disease

  • chronic kidney failure

  • chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma, or bronchopulmonary dysplasia

  • chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system

  • diabetes

  • Down syndrome

  • haemoglobinopathies

  • a body mass index (BMI) over 40

  • immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including asplenia or hyposplenism, and all cancer patients)

  • children with a moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy

  • children on long-term aspirin therapy

  • any condition that can compromise respiratory function, like spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder, especially people also attending special schools or day centres

Free flu vaccines will be offered to carers or household contacts of people who have:

  • a health condition listed above

  • Down syndrome

Please phone reception to make your appointment. 
14/09/2022
Free Contraception

A new free contraception service has been launched to provide free prescription and emergency contraception for 17 to 25 year old women and people with a uterus.

Full details available here: https://bit.ly/3QBZm9e

25/08/2022
New GP Registrar

We are delighted to welcome our new GP Registrar Dr Aoife De Faoite.

 

Park Medical Practice is a training practice and part of the South West GP Training Scheme. GP Registrars are fully qualified and registered doctors, i.e. they have passed out of medical school and completed their 2 years of preregistration in hospital and been admitted as fully registered doctors on to the Irish Medical Council list.

Online payment option

At Park Medical Practice we have an online payment system whereby you will receive a text message after your appointment with a link to pay online. 

 

Where possible we request that you pay in person after your appointment but if for example you have a telephone consultation or a renewal of a private prescription, you will receive a text message with a link to pay your bill. Reminder messages for outstanding payments will be made through this text message system also. 

Planning to Travel Abroad? 

Reduce the risk of getting sick by having the correct vaccinations before you go. We provide a full travel vaccination service.

Please make an appointment as soon as you know your travel plans and we will be glad to arrange the immunisations that you need. Some vaccinations may require a course of injections so please come to see us well in advance of travel.  To make an appointment Tel: 064 - 6634111 

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Men are more likely to suffer form high blood pressure than women, with an estimated one million people in Ireland currently at risk, according to the latest research from the Irish Heart Charity. 

This "silent Killer" often goes undetected as many of those who suffer from high blood pressure often feel fine. 

Undetected high blood pressure leads to an increased risk of Stroke, Heart disease, Kidney damage and even can threaten sight or cause ulcers in certain patients especially if Diabetes is alongside high BP.

If a high reading is picked up we can organize 24 Blood Pressure Monitoring - which is free to medical Card Holders, and details for all are available at reception. 

Saturday mornings - emergency appointments

Please note with effect from 8th October 2016 SouthDoc will cover all emergency appointments on a Saturday morning for patients of Park Medical Practice. Our premises will close at 6pm on a Friday evening and reopen on a Monday morning. From 6pm on Friday until 8am on Monday please contact SouthDoc on 1850 335 999.

National News

Spunout.ie

www.SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.

On SpunOut.ie you will find information on a range of different topics broken down into sections; education, employment, health, life and opinion.

Get anonymous support 24/7 with their text message support service.  

Caring for Carers - New Resource Launched for Ireland’s former Family Carers 

A new resource was launched to support people whose caring has ended - as they enter a new phase in their lives. When caring ends many family carers experience a range of emotions - grief, exhaustion, isolation - a real void in their lives can emerge. The booklet outlines options for returning to paid work, volunteering, further education - as well as online supports and counselling services.

The booklet is available free of charge to former Family Carers by emailing info@carealliance.ie. It is also available to download at www.carealliance.ie

HSE launches its National Medical Card Online

service, www.medicalcard.ie.

This service enables people for the first time to apply online for a Medical Card quickly and easily using the step by step guide.

Users can find out if they are eligible for a Medical Card immediately, and if they are, their application will be processed in 15 working days. This online service conveniently allows applicants to scan and upload documents and other information, and no longer requires a visit to a GP to stamp paper forms. People aged 16 years and older will be able to apply or renew their Medical Card eligibility using the new online service using their computer, tablet or mobile phone. Full details about the National Medical Card Online service are available at www.medicalcard.ie

Child Immunisation Tracker

Need to know when to book your child's next vaccination? This tool will help to simplify the process for parents and will be particularly useful when it comes to reminders. Sign up to receive reminders with the child Immunisation Tracker: www.irishhealth.com

The National Bowel Screening Programme

Did you know if you are aged between 60-69 the National Bowel Screen Programme offers free bowel screening for both men and women?  Bowel screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage in people who have no symptoms. The bowel screening test does not tell you if you have bowel cancer but it might tell you that you need more tests.  Check that you are registered www.bowelscreen.ie or phone 1800 45 45 55.

Under 6s - Free GP Care Scheme

From 1st July 2015 children under the age of 6 are entitled to free visits to a  GP.In addition to free GP visits, the GP visit card for children under 6 covers specific assessments at age 2 and 5 and care for children with asthma. To register your child visit www.gpvisitcard.ie

 

Over 70s - Free GP Care Scheme

From 5th August 2015 everyone aged 70 or over, ordinarily resident in Ireland, will be eligible for free GP care regardless of income. All people aged 70 or over who do not have a Medical Card or GP Visit Card should register online at www.gpvisitcard.ie.

 

Medical Cards

If you are applying for a medical card the most efficient way is to apply online, go to www.hse.ie. An online application is better as eligible patients are guaranteed to get a card quicker. The online form will also help you submit a correct application.