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under6Below is some important information on the recent changes to GP care for those under 6. Please read carefully, so that you may avail of this new service.

Scheme Outline:

This scheme, introduced by the Government and subject to terms and conditions set out by the Health Service Executive, is available to all children aged under 6, permanently living in Ireland.  It commences July 1st 2015 if you have signed up and have been accepted by a GP.

While all children are entitled to free GP Care, it can only be availed of by those who have signed up with, and have been accepted by, a participating GP.

How To Sign Up:

Simply log onto www.gpvisitcard.ie

Select Dr. Gráinne Pinaqui or Dr. Mark McClean.

Alternatively, you can contact the surgery, where we can provide assistance on this procedure.

Once we have been notified by the HSE of your choice of GP, we will endeavour to accept you onto our panel within as short a timeframe as possible (5-10 working days).

What hours can I attend?

The free Under 6 GP scheme operates for ‘contracted hours’ ie 9 am to 5pm.

Outside of these hours only urgent consultations can take place. The H.S.E have specified that this means

‘….circumstances where the patient consultation is unforeseen, non- routine and necessarily carried out out-of- hours, and cannot be safely deferred until Normal Contracted Surgery Hours’

It furthermore states that the Under 6 Free GP Care Scheme does not cover attendance outside of the 9-5 (contracted hours) where

  • The consultation is not urgent and/or unforeseen.
  • The patient did not require urgent treatment directly by the Medical Practitioner concerned. 
  • ….consultations that are offered to a patient outside normal hours, merely to facilitate the preference of the Child Patient or his/her Parent(s)/Guardian(s).

What is Covered by the Scheme:

Put simply, all the normal acute medical care needs of your Under 6 child is covered.

Periodic Assessments

At the age of 2 and 5, the child is entitled to a Periodic Assessment. This simply involves the measurement of your child’s weight and height by the Practice. These are quick and simple measurements that will only take a minute or two to do.

Asthma Assessments

Asthma Assessments are provided for those between 2 and 6 diagnosed with Asthma. This entails a special review 3 months after a new diagnosis, and an Annual Review. Influenza Vaccination is also highly recommended. This will take place in September and early October each year.

What is Not Covered by the Scheme:

While the Under 6 GP scheme covers most routine needs of your child, it doesn’t cover non-medical tasks that have often been carried out by your GP.

While these can still be facilitated, if needed, they will now incur a Fee, even if you are otherwise covered by the Under 6 Free GP Care Scheme.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of items not covered, as suggested by the H.S.E

  •  Travel vaccinations
  • Paediatric phlebotomy (blood tests)
  • Passport / identity reports / letters, Crèche reports,
  • Utilities reports / letters, Insurance medicals / reports,
  • School attendance notes / certificates, Sports medicals / reports,
  • Letters in support of applications for services under the Social Welfare Acts (Housing, Clothing etc)

What does a Parent do for Out of Hours care?

Where a child needs to be seen outside of normal contracted hours (9am to 5pm)  then The Faythe Medical Centre is a member of the   CAREDOC  Service.

Call 1850 334 999 – Located in Grogan’s Road, Wexford

CAREDOC is open Monday to Friday 6pm to 8am and 24 hours a day on Weekends, Bank Holidays, Christmas, New Years etc.

If you have any further queries regarding this new scheme, please contact our Practice Manager on 053-9142355 or contact us.

otherFrom the 5th August 2015 everyone aged 70 years or over, ordinarily resident in Ireland, who does not have a Medical or GP Visit Card will be eligible for free GP care.

To apply for this card, click here

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Ear syringing is a common treatment to remove the build up of wax from the ear canal.