Clinics In Chronic Disease Management & Cervical Screening
Harolds Cross Medical Centre provides a full range of medical services, investigations and treatments relevant to General Practice for people living and working in the D6 area and surrounding areas and city.
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
CERVICAL SCREENING CLINIC
Chronic Disease Management
What is a Chronic Disease Management Programme
The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Programme is a HSE scheme, which aims to prevent, manage and improve outcomes for patients living with specific chronic diseases.
It is provided here at Harolds Cross Medical Centre to ensure our patients conditions are actively monitored to improve management of your conditions.
This programme is for patients who have a medical card or GP visit card and have a diagnosis of one or more of the listed conditions below:
Type 2 diabetes
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, heart attack (angina), stroke and irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation)
You are eligible to join this programme if you:
Have a medical card or a GP visit card
Are aged 18 years or over
Have a specific chronic disease(s): – Type 2 Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Cardiovascular Disease including heart failure, heart attack (Angina), stroke or irregular heartbeats (Atrial Fibrillation).
How do you register for the programme?
Our practice nurse will invite you to register and attend our CDM clinic. You can also phone us to register if you feel you are eligible to register for the programme.
How does the programme work?
The programme is free and includes two set reviews in every 12-month period. Each review includes one visit with the practice nurse followed by a review by your GP. You may see both during the same visit or at different times.
These reviews may be in the GP practice, online or over the phone.
If your review takes place in the GP practice, it will include tests such as blood tests, ECG and/or Blood Pressure monitor if required. There is no charge to you for any tests that are part of your programme reviews. You will receive a written care plan after your review.
You can still visit your GP as normal outside of the scheduled programme review.
What are the benefit of the participating in the Programme
The programme is designed so that you and your GP can work together to monitor your condition and identify the best way to treat it. It also supports you by providing:
Set reviews of your chronic disease with your GP or practice nurse
A personalised care plan that you develop and agree with your GP
Reviews of your care plan and medicine
Support you to manage your condition
Early detection of any new conditions you may develop
Early detection of complications in your condition
Care in your community, close to your home
What is my care plan?
A care plan outlines the steps that you need to take to manager your condition and the supports available to you.
It can include your concerns, agreed goals between your reviews and wellbeing advice.
Cervical Screening Clinic
We are registered with Cervicalcheck – the National Cervical Screening Programme – for provision of Cervical Cancer Screening (smear tests).
Women and people with a cervix between the age of 25 and 65 should go for regular cervical screening when it’s due.
25 to 29 years old – every 3 years
30 to 65 years old – every 5 years
If you are on the CervicalCheck register, you’ll get a letter from CervicalCheck when your test is due. The letter will invite you to make an appointment with a your GP or Practice nurse. Please phone our reception team at the practice to book an appointment.
You do not need to wait until you receive a letter to book an appointment if your screening test is due or you missed your last test.
You should automatically be on CervicalCheck register if you:
Are aged 25 to 65
Have a Personal Public Service (PPS) number
You should also be on their register if you have previously had a cervical screening test through CervicalCheck
Please call our clinic to book an appointment.
How to book a cervical screening test
You do not need to be a patient of our clinic to have your screening test done here. If you are 25 to 65 years of age and your test is due, you can get a free screening test.
If you do not have a letter, you can still have a free cervical screening test if your test is due but you have:
Not been sent a letter
Lost the letter
If your cervical screening test is not due or you are not eligible for a free screening test you can have it done privately here at the practice for a fee of €170.
For further information on Cervical Screening you can find out more on HSE Cervical Screening website or click HERE.
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
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.