We are pleased to announce that Galway Bay Medical Centre have recently been accepted as a member of the Garda Siochana Doctor of Choice Scheme. This allows us to invoice Garda Siochana HRM directly on behalf of any member of the force that requires GP care. This scheme covers the cost of the consultation but excludes the cost of any injections, blood tests or medications as per advice from Garda HQ.
You can now be referred for testing if you are in one or more of the categories for priority testing and meet the testing criteria below.
If you are not in a priority group we cannot refer you for testing at this time........
As you will know, GPs can only refer patients for Covid19 tests who fit the current criteria for testing - meaning a fever plus either cough or shortness of breath, along with being in one of the at risk groups.
Since Monday 16th March, GPs can order a test for Covid-19 by electronic referral following a phone consultation with the patient..........
As we all know by now, we have seen the first cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland over the past few days.
We have yet to receive confirmation of the delivery date for the 2019 'Flu vaccines but we hope to have them by end of September.
We will update once we know more...