Patient Care

Our GP and Nursing team offers a comprehensive range of care to patients. We provide high quality medical care to our patients in a holistic, personalised and friendly manner.

Latest COVID-19 Information

The flu vaccine is now available

Please contact the surgery if you would like to book an appointment.

Further information about the flu vaccine is available on the HSE website.

Video and Telephone Consultations

In addition to appointments at the surgery we now also offer video and telephone consultations.

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Our patient services include:

Our medical staff have extensive experience in children’s health. We take a child-friendly, holistic approach to your child’s healthcare.

Looking after children’s health includes:

  • Management of acute illness*
  • Chronic disease management (e.g. asthma and eczema)
  • Anxiety and psychological issues
  • Primary childhood vaccinations and pre-school booster. For further information on the current immunisation schedule please visit HSE:Immunisation

* Please see our Covid-19 information page regarding acute symptoms of cough/fever/laboured breathing or shortness of breath.

The teenage years can be challenging and our approachable medical team are here to support you with your health and emotional concerns.

You can talk to us, ask questions and check out any worries you have.

Looking after teen health includes:

  • Gynaecological /Menstrual Disorders
  • Managing acne
  • Looking after your wellbeing, coping with anxiety, depression and stress management

Please note that all patients under the age of 17 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Strandhill Surgery offers a full range of medical services that help women of all ages to maintain their health and wellbeing.

Our approachable team are here to discuss any worries you may have concerning your health.

Looking after women’s health includes:

Family Planning and contraception

We provide advice and counselling on the full range of contraception available and offer Implanon insertion and removal.

Further information is available on

Reproductive Health/Fertility concerns

Pregnancy and Post-natal Care

We provide the Combined Care Scheme for antenatal patients.

Under the scheme your antenatal care is shared by GPs and the local obstetric team at the hospital. After your first visit to your GP to confirm the pregnancy the Combined Care Scheme is free of charge*. Please note however, that other visits unrelated to pregnancy will still incur the usual charge.

Your antenatal visits will alternate between the GPs and the hospital and become more frequent as the pregnancy progresses. The Combined Care Scheme also includes a 6 week check for mother and baby.

Ideally you should attend one of our doctors as soon as you discover you are pregnant so we can refer you for an early dating scan (carried out at around 11 weeks’ gestation).

*Please have your PPS number to hand for this first antenatal visit, as it is required for the HSE registration for this combined care scheme.

Crisis Pregnancy

Discovering you are pregnant when you hadn’t planned to be can be very distressing, at any stage of life. At Strandhill Surgery we offer confidential advice and support on all options that are available to you regarding your pregnancy.

For further information regarding unplanned pregnancy please visit My Options

Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)

Free cervical smears are offered to women aged 25-60 years as part of the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP). The programme issues letters of invitation (Cervical Check) to women in this age group and we strongly urge all of our patients to avail of the screening.

Cervical smears are done to screen for abnormal cells, which MAY, if not monitored and/or treated, progress over time, to cervical cancer. Screening programmes are carried out on patients who are well and have no symptoms (i.e. are asymptomatic).

If you have never had a smear before you can register by logging onto or alternatively you can phone the free number – 1800 45 45 55. Your usual personal details and PPS number will be required for registration.

Once you are registered with Cervical Check and have received a letter and CSP ID number from them advising you to attend for a smear, you can make an appointment with our Nurse. Please bring your bring your CSP ID number with you to your appointment.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please remember that it is very important that if you experience any abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting – for instance, between periods or after sex or after your menopause – that you make a doctor’s appointment for further assessment.

Please do not make an appointment for a cervical smear unless you have received an invitation letter from Cervical Check. If you have had a smear previously and are unsure when your next one is due, you can also log on and check with cervical check.

Menopause Care

We provide holistic care for women experiencing symptoms relating to menopause or who have concerns about their medical and psychological health at this time.

Most women go through their menopause from 48-52 years, but prior to their periods stopping indefinitely they may have several years of erratic periods and/or menopausal symptoms, notably sweats and flushes, which can negatively impact their quality of life, causing poor sleep and concentration.

There are often other stresses and events ongoing at this time, with family issues and maybe caring for elderly parents and the stress may compound menopausal symptoms, so effective management of these (including the use of HRT) can greatly improve a woman’s physical and psychological health and quality of life.

As part of menopause consultations, we provide advice on related issues, including osteoporosis prevention, continence problems, blood pressure checks and heart disease prevention.

There are two very informative websites that offer useful advice on the menopause: and

We encourage our patients to maintain good physical and mental health, and strive to help you do this.

Our approachable team are here to discuss any worries you may have concerning your health.

Looking after your health includes:

  • Monitoring symptoms you may be experiencing (e.g. cardiac symptoms, prostate or erectile problems)
  • Looking after your wellbeing, coping with anxiety, depression or social isolation
  • Heart Health

See also Useful Information for other supports.

We encourage our more senior patients to maintain good physical and mental health, and are keen to help you do this.

Whilst some patients will have no chronic illnesses requiring regular doctor/nurse visits, we would still encourage you to attend the surgery annually for a check-up in case there are issues that need to be addressed.

Looking after your health includes:

  • Monitoring symptoms you may be experiencing (e.g. recurrent falls/hearing/eyesight problems/cardiac symptoms/urinary incontinence/prostate or erectile problems)
  • Looking after your wellbeing, coping with anxiety, depression or social isolation
  • Osteoporosis Screening and Management
  • Urinary Incontinence Assessment and Management
  • Heart Health
  • Assessment for Enduring Power of Attorney and Testamentary Capacity. These are carried out by a doctor after you have discussed the matter with your family and solicitor.
  • Medical assessments for Driving

Please note that Power of Attorney and Driving Assessments are not covered by a Medical Card (GMS or DVC) and a charge applies. See our current Fees schedule for details.

See also Useful Information for other supports.

Positive mental health and wellbeing is a vital part of overall health, but we understand that it is not always easy to start a conversation about your personal feelings, particularly when you’re not feeling well.

We want to assure you that we are here to work with you and find the most appropriate treatments and supports to help you.

We help patients dealing with a range of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression and low mood
  • Stress
  • Alcohol problems
  • Sleep problems (difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much) and insomnia

We understand the challenges that dealing with a chronic illness can present and our medical team have great expertise in this area.

We are able to offer chronic disease management for a number of conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Chronic Heart disease
  • Weight management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes*
  • Anxiety and Depression

* We also have a community diabetes Nurse specialist who holds free clinics for patients with Type 2 diabetes every 6-8 weeks, in conjunction with our Practice Nurse.

Anyone who is or has ever been sexually active, at any age, could pick up an STI. Symptoms may never present, or may only become noticeable a considerable time after you picked up an infection.

Some people do not have any concerns about symptoms but just wish to get a ‘check up’, whilst others will experience symptoms, for example: discharge, rash, lumps, pain, and these all need checking out. Our approachable team are here to discuss any concerns you may have.

Infections tested for include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphillis
  • Genital warts

For more information please visit

We offer ambulatory (24 hour) blood pressure monitoring.

This is the “gold standard” for diagnosing high blood pressure as many people have “white coat” high blood pressure on attending the surgery, and it is also useful for assessing blood pressure control after medication/lifestyle changes have been prescribed.

Please refer to our Fees.

24 hour blood pressure monitoring is free of charge for patients with medical cards, both GMS and DVC types.

We offer a full range of vaccinations:

  • Primary Childhood Vaccinations
  • Pre-school Booster Vaccinations
  • Pertussis (whooping cough) Vaccinations for pregnant women
  • Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • Varicella (chickenpox) Vaccinations
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Travel Vaccinations

For further information on vaccinations and the current immunisation schedule please visit HSE:Immunisation

We welcome new patients who live within our catchment area.

We offer a full range of medical services to both private patients and patients with Medical Cards (both GMS and DVC), but please note that there are some services which are not covered by medical cards and are subject to Fees.

Initial enquiries about attending the practice must be made to one of our doctors, by phone or email, and after acceptance, patients are asked to complete a Registration Form and Consent to Transfer Medical Records form prior to their first appointment.

Please contact Reception for further information.

Specialist Services

We offer a number of specialist services that are available to both registered and non-registered patients.

Our specialist services include:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Injections
  • Minor Surgery
  • Cryotherapy
  • Ingrown Toe Nails
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Pre-Employment Medicals
  • Surfer’s Ear Clinic