Acute Illnesses


We strive to offer same day appointments for acute illnesses such as sore throats, chest and urinary infections, and for those in pain

All consultations are by appointment only, except in the case of an emergency.

To arrange an appointment, please contact the surgery at 044 9661235. Should you need to cancel an appointment, please contact the surgery at your earliest convenience.

Antenatal and Postnatal Care


Patients may choose to participate in the Combined Ante-Natal Care Scheme: ante-natal visits alternate between your GP and the hospital of your choice. These visits are free for all women once you sign up at your initial visit – consultations for any other medical issues are not covered by this scheme, nor are prescriptions (in the case of private patients). Certain pregnancies might not be suitable for combined care. We are also happy to discuss with you how you choose to feed your baby.

The following shows the schedule of allowed visits:

  • Week 4 to 8 Initial visit with your G.P. (It is advisable to book early in pregnancy, especially if there are medical issues that need particular management in pregnancy)
  • Week 16 to 20 Hospital Visit (to include ultrasound and blood tests).
  • Week 24 G.P.
  • Week 30 G.P.
  • Week 32 Hospital
  • Week 34 G.P.
  • Week 36 Hospital
  • Week 37 G.P.
  • Week 38 Hospital
  • Week 39 G.P.
  • Week 40 Hospital

As well as seeing you during your pregnancy, all babies should be seen by the G.P. at 2 weeks and again at 6 weeks. The mother should be seen by the G.P. at 6 weeks

24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring


A large number of people who have normal blood pressure may register high readings in the surgery. The BP monitor is worn for 24 hours, and automatically records your blood pressure as you go about your day. It confirms if you have high blood pressure, or are normal, and therefore whether or not drug therapy is required (which would usually be life-long).



Josephine McGovern/Matthews – M.C.S.Ch  I.Ch.Pod.Org.  Josephine has many years of experience, and attends every Tuesday at the Castlepollard Medical Practice – to make an appointment phone 087 6485622



Susan McLaughlin – Graduate of Lansdowne College of Acupuncture and Complimentary Medicine in 2004.  Susan’s areas of interest include fertility/chronic pain, to name but a few.  Susan attends Castlepollard Medical Practice on Friday mornings  – to make an appointment phone 086 8438833/ 043 6676003.

Blood Tests

These can be performed to diagnose a wide variety of illnesses, or as part of monitoring of your condition and treatment.

Cervical Smears


This a quick and simple test which could detect early cancer of the cervix. The earlier a change is found the easier it is to treat successfully. Cervical smears are free to those aged between 25 and 60. Before it can be done, however, you will need to register at Cervical check or by phoning cervicalcheck on 1850 45 45 55. Then make an appointment with our practice nurse (see section on Appointments on how to arrange this). You will need to bring your PPSN and cervical screening programme ID number with you.

Childhood Vaccinations


Vaccinations are very important for the health of your baby. All routine childhood immunizations are available, and are free of charge. The recommended vaccines are given at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 13 months.

Contraception and Sexual Health


We can advise patients on types and suitability of various contraceptive methods. The full range of contraceptive methods is available, including both Mirena and Implanon insertion services; currently, however, we refer those requesting a vasectomy. If you need an appointment for the morning after pill, please contact us and we will endeavour to see you that day, as it is more effective the sooner it is given. Outside normal surgery hours, please contact DubDoc, to arrange an appointment as soon as possible. In addition, we can perform testing for sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and syphilis) if requested.



We provide a Spirometry service for patients with Asthma, COPD, and other lung conditions. This is a simple breathing test which helps us diagnose lung problems and decide on appropriate treatment.



In addition to the usual treatments available for a wide variety of skin conditions (for example acne, eczema, psoriasis), we also offer Cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen) for a wide range of skin conditions including warts and precancerous skin conditions.

Ear Syringing


Please note that this is not covered by the medical card. Performed for removal of wax, where ear-drops have not worked.

Driving Licence Medical & Eyesight Assessments



Employment Medicals

Please note that this is not covered by the medical card.


Haemochromatosis testing

This can be investigated if you have raised iron levels indicating abnormal storage, or if you have a family history of haemochromatosis.


Joint Injection treatments

There are many joint conditions amenable to steroid injection therapy (frozen shoulder, hip bursitis, knee arthritis). This can be performed under sterile conditions easily in the practice.


Travel Vaccinations

If you are planning a trip abroad and may need vaccination, it is important that you discuss your vaccine requirements early in your planning. The vaccines can take several weeks to work, and some of them need to be given over several months to be fully effective before you travel. Vaccines provided include Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Diphtheria, and Polio. We can provide prescriptions for malaria prevention also. Please not that this service is not covered by the medical card.


Other Adult Vaccines

Certain ‘at risk’ adults might require Flu vaccine (influenza), Pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia and meningitis), or Tetanus and Diphtheria.

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