Request a Repeat Prescription

To request a repeat prescription, please follow the link below, fill in the form and we will do the rest.

Please note that you can only request repeat prescriptions.

Do not request medication changes or new items as these will require an in-person consultation with your GP.

Allow 2 working days for processing.


Request a repeat Medical Card Prescription - Click HERE


Request a repeat Private Prescription - Click HERE



Galway Bay Medical CentreWe remain open for business via video and phone consults. If you need to attend in person this can be arranged following a teleconsult as we are assessing everyone for COVID19 symptoms before allowing patients into the surgery.


If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, please arrange a PCR test and wait for the results before requesting an appointment.
If you have symptoms, antigen tests are not suitable for confirming or ruling out Covid19 infection but....a positive antigen test generally means a positive PCR so...
If you are symptomatic, assume you have Covid19, isolate and get a PCR test.
If you cannot book a PCR test please click this link, answer the questions and we will do our best to refer you for a test.
If you are very worried about your symptoms we may be able to arrange a video consult.
DO NOT turn up at the medical centre without phoning first as you will not be allowed in.

As a result, you can be sure that the surgery is as safe as it can be.

We are open from 0830 to 1700, Monday to Friday.

Full details on our COVID-19 page and we are available by phone and email for any queries.


Our Location

Modern Doctors OfficeOur surgery is located in a ground floor premises on the Docks (between Lavelle's Pharmacy and the Gate Dental Clinic) - on the Eyre Square end of Dock Road. There is on-street pay parking on the doorstep, along with a surface car park on the Docks (beside the Harbour Hotel) and covered parking in the Hynes Yard and Eyre Square Shopping Centre multi-storey car parks. The surgery is a 3 minute walk to Shop Street & Eyre Square and 5 minutes from Spanish Arch. We are fully wheelchair accessible. Location Map >>

Galway Bay Physio

Galway Bay PhysioWe work closely with Ciaran Coyle and team in Galway Bay Physio, Chartered Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic. Galway Bay Physio is a friendly, forward thinking chartered physiotherapy clinic with an emphasis on providing a high quality service. They are co-located in our premises on Dock Road and also have clinics in Athenry and Oranmore.




Dr Murphy and colleagues are all fully qualified GPs who maintain membership of a variety of medical organisations, to remain up to date with advances in medicine and for professional development. The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the main professional body for GPs in Ireland.


From Our Blog

We are sick of saying 'Sorry'..

GPs are sick of saying sorry


Why are GPs protesting outside The Dail on Wednesday next?


In short, because we are fed up being at the frontline of our dysfunctional health service and are sick of saying sorry to patients for all the things we can’t provide but are expected to.......

A GP perspective on abortion and repealing the 8th amendment

A GP perspective on abortion and repealing the 8th amendment

Crisis pregnancy is a very lonely, isolating and stressful time for a woman. As a GP dealing with women and men in crisis for various reasons on a daily basis, I feel strongly about supporting people in whatever way is appropriate for that person at that point in time, after discussing their healthcare options.
My priority is always the health and wellness of the patient confiding in me......

My patients and I appear to be a nuisance to the hospital system.....

This article by Dr Sinead Murphy is published in the Irish Times of September 9th 2015

General practice has changed since my father began his career in the late 1970s. When Dr Murphy snr applied for his first post, more than 70 GPs applied and every one of them wanted that job.

When he retired five years ago, a small handful of GPs showed an interest in taking over his busy country practice. Dozens of GP posts now remain unfilled for want of a single applicant........



Why Are GPs Not Happy About Free GP Care For Under-6s
As you will know, the Irish Government made a promise some time ago to give free GP care to all children under the age of 6. It is their stated intention that this scheme will be operational by 1st July 2015, whether GPs are on board or not, with further age cohorts to follow. I reluctantly signed the Under-6s contract today (under duress).
On the surface at least, this scheme is great news for parents, and most GPs will get a financial boost from participating (myself included), so it may seem strange that most GPs are not happy about signing this contract.......,.

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Services We Offer

We offer a comprehensive range of GP services. You can get advice and treatment for a wide range of common and less common medical symptoms and illnesses.

Whatever your foot problem is we have an in-house specialist who can help.

You can book with Leonie of iStep Podiatry Clinic or with any of the  Galway Bay Physio team.

Our GP’s offer cryotherapy (quick freeze to minus 190C) for verrucae and warts, and with a staff of runners, cyclists and rugby types we can generally advise on anything not mentioned above. If we can’t, we’ll know who can.

Do you feel like your head just isn't working properly recently? Stressed? Feeling down? Unable to concentrate? Avoiding friends or events?

Sleep disturbed? Mind racing? Worried all the time? Suicidal thoughts?

We deal with these problems several times a day. Maybe it's anxiety, depression, a mix of both, insomnia, stress, or something else. GPs are the first port of call to get your problem diagnosed and to get you back on track.



Pain, swelling, stiffness and reduced function of muscles and joints are very common and can have a variety of causes. Whether your sporting activities are starting to catch up with you or you just twisted your ankle on the stairs, one of our in-house specialists will be able to advise and help you get back on your feet.

You can book in with one of our GPs by phone or email or directly with a physiotherapist in Galway Bay Physio for evaluation and management of your problems. In some cases, a combined assessment can be arranged with both GP and physio. Some of our GPs do intra-articular joint injection. We routinely consult with our physio where appropriate to advise about which treatment option is best (if you don't already have a physio or would just like a second opinion).

We spend a lot of our time diagnosing problems with private parts, partly because the internet is so bad at this job and partly because these type of problems are very common and our staff are well versed in such matters.

Lumps, bumps, discomfort and discharge are common symptoms (and some are even normal) but you won't find out how to tell the 'Ah, it'll go away itself' symptoms from the 'Oops, I'm going to have to have a chat with someone' symptoms if you rely on the anonymity of the internet for advice.

There's a very good reason that it takes 10 years to learn to be a GP and 10 minutes to learn how to use Google.

So if you're worried, just pick up the phone or send us an email, make an appointment and come and see us.

All consultations are dealt with in the strictest of confidence, in some cases we may not even need to know your name. That's better than asking your best mate to have a look, right?

Our STI Clinic is open every day and our GPs and Nurse are specially trained in this area by the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV 

Please ensure that you book an appointment with the doctor if you are worried about something new you have noticed down there, as it will require a diagnosis. We also do cryotherapy for genital warts. If you just want to be tested for STIs for reassurance, you can book with the nurse or doctor.


This is another part of your body where the worry of finding a rash or spot that wasn't there before can be made much worse by asking the man in the internet for advice.

Come and see a GP as there could easily be 10 different diagnoses for 10 people with the same symptoms and we can assure you that Google won't know just by having a quick look. We will know, or we'll know what to do if we don't know.

Give us a call or send an email to make an appointment.

We offer cryotherapy for warts, verrucae, skin tags and some other conditions and our cryo clinic is open every day.

We can sometimes drain abscesses on the spot (pardon the pun) and some minor surgery procedures such as suturing and removal of skin tags can be carried out in-house. For others, we refer onwards.


Most GPs see several people a day with with digestive problems and there can be 10 different causes for 10 people with the same symptoms. This is why searching for a solution to your vomiting or stomach pain on the internet will typically be of no help.

You need a GP to properly diagnose your condition.

Here in GBMC we also have a Registered Dietitian who specialises in certain digestive problems such as IBS & IBD and who is available by appointment with no long waiting list.

NEW: We can also arrange in-house testing for Helicobacter Pylori if this is suspected by the GP by doing a Urea Breath Test; and Faecal Occult Blood for those ineligible for Bowelscreen Cancer Screening 

Recent News

  • Jan 14 2022

    Register your positive antigen test


    Register your positive antigen test

    You can now register your positive antigen test with the HSE and also inform them of any close contacts you may have had.

    We assume this will allow you to request a recovery cert in the future but not certain of this as yet..

    Here's the LINK

  • Dec 24 2021

    Opening Hours - Xmas 2021


    Xmas and New Year Opening hours 2021

    Happy Christmas to all our patients and customers. It’s been a tough enough year but we got there.
    Thanks for all your support in 2021 and we look forward to 2022.
    Onwards and upwards.
  • Dec 20 2021

    Covid Boosters: Which Vaccine am I getting?


    Booster Vaccine Clinic Update:

    All patients Under 30 will be getting Pfizer.
    All patients Over 30 will be getting Moderna.
  • Oct 11 2021

    2021 Flu Vaccinations


    Flu' Vaccinations '21

    We have opened our Flu Vaccination clinics and are taking bookings. Most of these clinics will be walk-in and while we won't have a clinic every day we have plenty of space for everyone.

    We will be starting to give the Nasal Flu vaccine to 2-17 year olds from this week too.

    Get vaccinated, get your kids vaccinated. 

    Drop us a quick email to and we'll get back to you with details of the clinics.



  • Aug 09 2021

    Covid19 Vaccination Cert Queries


    Covid19 Vaccination Cert Queries

    It is now possible to manage the details which appear on your Covid vaccination cert online via the HSE portal.

    You can request a change of details, ask for your cert to be reissued or check on the status of your certificate if you have yet to receive yours.

    This should be much faster than dialing the helpline.

    Just click on the link HERE:




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