The doctors and nurses of Abbey House Medical Centre are still here for you during the Covid-19 Emergency.

Please do not delay seeking help for medical problems during this time. Prompt action can avoid minor problems progressing to something more serious and difficult to treat.

We have taken precautions in the surgery to keep patients and staff safe and to minimise the risk of infection at this time.

COVID-19 Information

Dear patients,

To minimise the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks we would ask that you utilize phone consultations where possible (unless otherwise directed by your doctor).

Please do not attend the surgery in person if you or anyone in your household are awaiting a Covid-19 test or results.

Please do not attend if you have any symptoms such as cough, sore throat, high temperature – regardless if you have had the Covid-19 vaccine – please call or email the surgery instead & let us know.

Vaccine information

We expect all our over 70s will have received at least one dose of the provided Vaccine by 30th April. We are busy contacting all patients so no one will miss out.

If you are over 70 & registered with us and have not yet received a call from us please contact the surgery and make us aware of the same.

PATIENTS AGED 60-69 YEARS

The HSE has announced it will vaccinate all patients aged 60-69, including those with chronic illness or High-Risk Patients, in Vaccination Centres.

Abbey House cannot vaccinate anyone in this group.

If you are aged 60-69 years of age please Register online at hse.ie. If you cannot register online, please ring the HSE on LoCall: 1850 24 1850 (from outside of Ireland: 00 3531 240 8787) & they can assist you in registering.

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There are currently almost daily changes to the advice regarding the Covid-19 Vaccination and understandably we are receiving a high volume of calls as a result.

Please do not call the surgery regarding Vaccine queries to allow as little disruption to regular services as possible.

Please visit the HSE Website regarding any queries you may have or phone the HSE Live Number on 1850 24 1850.

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Over the coming weeks, Abbey House Medical Centre will be vaccinating Cohort 4 & Cohort 7 as per HSE Guidelines.

People aged 16-59 with a medical condition that puts them at a very high risk if they contract Covid-19 will be identified and contacted by Abbey House Medical Centre in the coming weeks.

If you believe that you may be in one of these groups please read the eligibility criteria carefully via the HSE website & email us (info@abbeymedical.ie) to confirm your cohort group. Please do not phone the surgery.

It will take us some time to identify all high risk patients but we are doing our very best to vaccinate our patients as quickly as supplies of the vaccine are allocated to us by the HSE.

We encourage everyone to take the Vaccine they are offered.

Appointments

We will only see patients with a prearranged appointment. To make an appointment call 046 905 1500 or request an appointment via our website.

To minimise the risk of covid-19 outbreaks we would ask that you utilize phone consultations where possible (unless otherwise directed by your doctor) You will be given an appointment for telephone consultation and an approximate time that this will take place. Your symptoms will be assessed by the clinician and a treatment plan put in place. You may be requested to attend for a review in the surgery if required by the doctor.

We request that you sanitize your hands on entering the surgery, wear a face mask and observe social distancing at all times.

Please do not attend the surgery in person if you or anyone in your household are awaiting a Covid-19 test or results or are deemed a close contact of a positive case (Close contacts should isolate for 2 weeks regardless of Negative test result as advised by the HSE)

Please do not attend if you have any symptoms such as cough, sore throat, high temperature- regardless if you have had the Covid-19 vaccine – please call or email the surgery instead & let us know.

We appreciate some patients prefer to see their specific GP & we will always try to facilitate this when possible. But if your GP is fully booked we will offer you another doctor that is available.

We cannot double book you in, we do this as the GP has reached their Max number of Patients that is deemed safe to consult within a day and it would be unsafe to double book a patient in when the Max Capacity is reached, this also would add to that GPs already heavy workload.

Other Doctors will be able to help you while your GP is not available and we thank you for your understanding.

Out Of Hours GP Services: NEDOC

North East Doctor on Call is urgent out of hours GP Service
CALL 1850 777 911

MONDAY TO FRIDAY 6 pm – 8 am
WEEKENDS AND BANK HOLIDAYS – 24 HOURS

NEDOC is a partnership between the General Practitioners in the North East region and the Health Service Executive.

When you ring 1850 777 911 your call will be answered by specially trained personnel who will ask for your details including, name, address, date of birth, telephone number, symptoms of illness/complaint, own GP’s name and medical card details (where applicable).

This information will be given to the doctor who will return your call and advise on the most appropriate course of action. In most cases one of the following courses of action will be followed:

  • immediate medical advice over the telephone
  • a visit to a treatment centre for further examination by a doctor
  • where the doctor determines the need, a patient may be visited in their own home.

There are 4 GP treatment centres – Cavan, Navan, Castleblaney and Drogheda. Each centre is fully equipped to meet the needs of the patients and is staffed with Doctors, Nurses and Receptionists.
Details of your consultation will be automatically forwarded to your own GP the following working day.

NEDOC is not a walk in service and all patients must phone NEDOC to see if an appointment is necessary. Patients with appointments are given full priority, those attending without first contacting the centre by phone can expect an increased waiting time.

Emergencies

In case of a medical emergency call 999 or 112.

Prescriptions

  • Prescription requests can be made online through our website.
  • The prescription will be forwarded to the pharmacy of your choice. Please nominate the pharmacy of your choice when applying for your prescription.
  • There is a fee of €15 for all private repeat prescription requests.

Appointments

You can book an appointment with one of our doctors over the phone or online

Abbey Road

Navan, Co. Meath