Cahernane Medical Centre is a modern, dynamic practice committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all our patients

Cahernane Medical Centre is located in the heart of Killarney. The practice was established by Dr John Geaney and Dr Fiona Gallagher in 2000. Dr Aoife Doyle joined the practice in 2020.

We are a busy practice with 3 GPs, 3 Practice Nurses, and 3 Secretarial / Administrative Support. We offer a wide range of services to support our growing population needs.

We treat all our patients with respect regardless of their age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. Our aim is to provide the highest quality health care available to all our patients with a well trained and highly motivated health care team.

We encourage the continuous education and professional development of all members of the practice team.

Who is eligible for a booster vaccination?

Before you book your booster vaccination appointment, please ensure you fit the criteria below.

Time Intervals
The interval between a second dose and the Booster Dose is 3 months except for the following:

  • 6-month interval applies to patients who were diagnosed with a COVID 19 infection and who were fully vaccinated
  • 1 month interval applies to patients who were diagnosed with COVID 19/onset of symptoms and who were only partially vaccinated
  • 3-month interval applies to immunocompromised patients who have already received their third vaccine

 *Please check the date of your second vaccine OR the date of your confirmed Covid test to ensure you are eligible for the booster. Thank you

Update

We are all aware of the current challenges and pressures faced by general practice and our national health service. We at Cahernane Medical have seen a significant increase in our workload since Covid-19 hit, GPs have taken on an increasing workload, triaging covid patients, our normal work and also vaccination roll outs. In addition, the health service is seeing a shortage of GPs and nurses, this in turn is adding to the current pressures faced by general practice and our colleagues.

At Cahernane Medical we have had to change the way we work to accommodate the changes we have been faced with. We endeavour to deal with all urgent requests for GP appointments on the same day, this is either done by telephone triage or in surgery appointments. However, routine (non – urgent appointments) are booked up to a week ahead.

We have seen a significant increase in calls to the surgery and we appreciate being put on hold or waiting for a call to be answered can be frustrating. We have been active in looking at ways of easing the volume of calls. Patients can visit our website to book their repeat prescription or email their request to the practice. We are also hoping to have our new online booking system available to all patients in the next few weeks. This will allow patients to book at their own leisure and allow some flexibility when booking.

All blood tests are GP led, if you have no underlying conditions and are not part of chronic disease management programme, you will need to book a consultation with a GP and following the outcome of the consultation the GP will or will not request a blood test for you. Blood tests are not done at a patients request.

If you require a repeat prescription please order this in advance we will not issue repeat prescriptions on the same day the request is made, you need to allow 72 hours for a repeat prescription.

Our receptionists are doing their very best to facilitate all calls to the practice and have worked under enormous pressure during the last 18 months. We are exceptionally lucky to have a fantastic team of people who work exceptionally hard and want to help and support patients of the practice.

We would like to point out that we will not tolerate any abuse aimed to any members of our staff. Any form of abuse will result in a patient being struck off our practice list and a request to move to alternative GP will be issued. Please read our Zero tolerance policy.

We ask all patients to be respectful to all members of staff.

OUR SERVICES

We offer a full family service including: Well Woman/Well Man Check-ups, Heartwatch Clinics, Pre/Antenatal Care, STI/STD Screening, Travel Vaccinations etc.

YOUR ENTITLEMENTS

Do you need advice on the following?
Under 6s and Over 70s Free GP Care Schemes, Medical Cards, Long Term Illness Card etc?

MINOR SURGERY

We hold a minor surgery clinic every Wednesday morning and can treat a range of conditions under Local Anesthesia.

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Dr John Geaney, Dr Fiona Gallagher and all the team at Cahernane Medical Centre would like to wish all of our patients a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. During the Christmas Holidays our opening times are as follows: Monday 23rd December: 9am to 6pm Tuesday...

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Christmas Tips 2019

Christmas Tips 2019

So, here we are, full on Christmas season which in turn means maxed out waistlines and visa cards. Here are a few mindful tips to get your through the festive period! Food, glorious food. With so much festive food on offer, try not to overdo it. Once your full, stop!...

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