Mungret Medical Centre provides a range of services. Some of our main services are listed below. Given the individualised nature of medicine some services below may be more or less suitable in certain circumstances. Please get in touch with any questions.
Mungret Medical Centre provides a range of GP services with some of our main ones listed below. Given the individualised nature of medicine some services below may be more or less suitable in certain circumstances.
Please get in touch with any questions.
For GMS (Medical Card, DVC, Under 6's, Over 70's) and Private Patients of all ages. This covers a wide variety of general presentations, as well as individual specific health issues.
Primary prevention aims to prevent disease or injury before it ever occurs. Mungret Medical Centre offers a variety of holistic health checks which can be tailored to an individual’s health needs. These health checks are sometimes also known as Well Woman and Well Man checks. Our health checks can include the following;
· Body Mass Index with Body Composition Measure.
· Blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm assessment,oxygenation testing.
· Electrocardiography (ECG).
· Respiratory Peak Flow Testing.
· Blood Tests.
· Medical Examination and Review.
Our health checks are available to both patients who are registered with our practice and those who are not.
An individualised report will be generated for each health check.
Mungret Medical Centre has a full blood taking (phlebotomy) service for our patients. Generally, most blood tests do not require a fasting period before hand. If, you do need to fast, please do not eat anything for 12 hours before your blood test, but you can drink water and take your medications as normal. If you have any special requirements in relation to fasting such as insulin please discuss with prescriber.
Each flu season, generally around autumn to spring annually, Mungret Medical Centre provides flu vaccinations. Many patients including Medical Card, Doctor Visit Card and Private Patients can get the flu vaccine for free if eligible. We also offer a private flu vaccine service for those not covered by the HSE but who still wish to receive it.
Ireland has a national childhood vaccination (immunisation) programme, which is delivered by Mungret Medical Centre.
The aim of Chronic Disease Management (CDM) is to make changes now to lessen the burden of diseases in the short term, and their effect on our patients' lives, but also to reduce the risk of significant adverse events occurring in future for certain conditions. The HSE first rolled out CDM in 2020 for Medical Card (and Doctor Visit Card) patients and MMC is brought this to all our patients, including private patients in 2024. These structured programmes allows for continuity and continuous of care for our patients within services of MMC.
More information on CDM at MMC is available on our main CDM area.
Cryosurgery is the application of extremely low temperatures to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue and is used most commonly to treat skin conditions. Mungret Medical Centre has special facilities to store and use liquid nitrogen (-195.8 Celsius) for our cryosurgery services.
Blood pressure can have a variety of effects on the body. Commonly seen issues with once off checking of blood pressure include white coat hypertension – which is when someone has blood pressure in a medical setting but that person has normal blood pressure at home. Mungret Medical Centre has an ambulatory blood pressure service for our patients to allow us to check blood pressures over a day and including at night-time. The results are imported electronically to patient records. There are some important considerations when using the devices which include, as possible and as safe to do; keeping your arm straight, keeping connector tube not kinked at all times and keeping the cuff and machine dry.
Mungret Medical Centre offers care to both expectant mothers and those trying to get pregnant. The routine antenatal schedule advises on routine appointments between the hospital and Mungret Medical Centre. Further advice on vaccinations, lifestyle and dietary advice can be discussed with Mungret Medical Centre.
In addition to short term and emergency contraceptive such as, oral contraceptive pills, injections, vaginal rings, patches, Mungret Medical Centre provides a range of long-term contraceptive options which include; the Implanon (“the bar”) for under the skin, the Kyleena/Mirena/Jaydess (intrauterine devices). The correct options on an individual basis can be discussed during a consultation.
Specific joint issues can be amenable to joint injections. Specifics and indications for injections can be discussed with the doctors at Mungret Medical Centre.
ECG is a process whereby a graph of the heart’s voltage versus time is created by placing electrodes (stickers) on various parts of the body. These electrodes detect the small electrical changes that are a consequence of cardiac muscle depolarization followed by repolarization during each cardiac cycle (heartbeat). Changes in the normal ECG pattern occur in numerous cardiac abnormalities.
Ear irrigation is a method of removing debris (ear wax etc.) from the ear canal. Warmed water is directed into the ear canal, and it mechanically flushes out the debris. The sensation of ear syringing can feel odd as water will be in contact with ear drum and short-term dizziness is common. Also, perforation (puncturing) of the ear drum is a rare complication.
Haemochromatosis is an inherited condition where iron levels in the body slowly build up over many years. Ireland has one of the highest rates of haemochromatosis in the world. Excessively high levels of iron can damage organs leading to impaired function. When iron levels reach a certain level one potential treatment is the removal of a measured amount of blood from a vein – similar to taking a blood sample. Options in this regard can be discussed with the Doctors at Mungret Medical Centre.
There is a wide range of organisations seeking the completion of medical certificates, forms and reports by General Practitioners, therefore please contact Mungret Medical Centre for the services offered. Certain certificates and reports may require a chart review and/or physical examination and/or investigations. Please note too that the timelines for review can vary depending on the paperwork involved and please inform reception if you need paperwork reviewed before any consultations are booked.
Mungret Medical Centre offers a discrete and sensitive Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening service. STIs can be both symptomatic and asymptomatic (have no symptoms). Regular STI screening is recommended, particularly if you are having unprotected sexual contact with new partners. The appropriate tests for individuals can be discussed with the Doctors.
Mungret Medical Centre partakes in the national screening programmes such as CervicalCheck. When seeking an appointment for a screening service please let us know in advance of the appointment. For further information, including registration and checking when next smear is due, please visit cervicalcheck.ie.
We provide many more services and the above list outlines the most commonly requested ones.
If a service you are looking for is not listed, please contact us for more information.