Children’s Health Services
Your Local, Trusted, Expert General Medical Practice
We have time for your children. We will always accommodate children in need of immediate medical attention. We aim to provide an environment that is accessible, friendly and helpful where parents can bring their children for a medical opinion, advice and treatment.
Our staff are widely experienced in dealing with children’s needs. Our doctors and practice nurse are all paediatrically trained.
Need To Book An Appointment?
Simply call our team on 01 492 2665. Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 17.30pm
Closed for lunch 12.30 pm to 13.30pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays
In addition to the HSE immunisation schedule we offer other childhood vaccines.
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Chickenpox is a common illness that most children catch at some point. It is caused by a virus called Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) which is highly contagious. Sufferers are infectious from 2 days before the rash starts until all the blisters have crusted over, which is usually about 6 days later.
There is a vaccine to protect against Chickenpox called Varivax. It is about 98% effective at preventing Chickenpox. Varivax contains a small amount of the live weakened VZV which causes your immune system to produce antibodies that will help protect against Chickenpox. The vaccine is given in two doses 4-8 weeks apart.
There is a vaccine called Bexsero which protects against Meningitis B infection. It has been included on the HSE childhood immunisation schedule for all children born after 1st Oct 2016. For those born before that date it can be purchased privately. The schedule ranges from 2-3 doses as a primary course with a possible booster depending on the age of the child.
New Patient Registration
We welcome new patients to our surgery.
If you would like to see one of the doctors, please phone reception in advance to discuss registering and making an appointment. Our team will be happy to chat to you about the practice and our services and assist you with making an appointment.
To register with Harolds Cross Medical Centre you will need to provide the Clinic with your contact details. A registration form will need to be completed prior to your first doctor’s appointment, to register online please click the button below to complete the form. If you would prefer to submit the form in writing, please contact our reception to discuss further or download our patient registration form HERE and post or drop it in to the practice.
The registration process is completed following a consultation with one of the Clinic’s doctors.
You will be asked to arrange for past medical notes from a previous GP to be forwarded to Harolds Cross Medical Centre. This process is required for both private and medical card patients.