This is a message to all our parents with children who are less than 6 yrs old.
We are happy to announce that all patients under the age of 6 are now entitled to a medical card and free GP care. The commencement date for the registration process for new/previously private patients is Monday, 15th June.
How parents can register their children for this free scheme:
If your child already has a medical card
If you child already has a medical card then you do not have to do anything further to register for this scheme. Your child will continue to hold his/her medical card with their current GP.
If your child does not currently have a medical card
If your child does not currently have a medial card you can register with the HSE on line by following the steps below. If you do not have internet access then please contact us directly here at The Medical Centre Kenmare and your GP will provide you with more information. We will give you a registration form to be completed and sent to the HSE by post.
On Line Registration with the HSE
On Line Registration - Required Information
For On Line Registration, you will need the following information before you login.
Child's name, address, date of birth and PPS number.
Parent/Guardian details, including name, address, phone number, PPS number and email address.
Choice of General Practitioner.
If your child is under 2 months old, you do not have to provide the child's PPS number during registration; you will be given a 6 month window to obtain this number and supply it to the HSE.
You can register your child with a new Medical Card for the following practices:
Drs. Rory O'Driscoll, Bernadette O'Driscoll and Aideen Russel
Drs. Hilda Crushell and Rose Crushell
Dr. Maria Quille
On Line Registration - How to Register
To start the registration process you should follow the steps below:
The Primary Care Centre Kenmare was officially opened on Monday 19th of May 2014 by Minister for Health James Reilly TD and was very well attended by local people and members of the Kenmare medical community. We were also very privileged to have in attendance Mr. Ger Reaney, HSE Area Manager for Cork and Kerry Community Services. The opening was a fitting celebration for the Centre that, through the efforts and determination of all members of the Primary Care Team, offers the people of Kenmare the very highest standard of healthcare in one central location.
During his speech, Dr. Rory O’Driscoll thanked everyone who was involved in the creation and running of the Primary Care Centre and made special mention of the fact that the building in itself, while purpose-built to the highest specification, would be nothing without the people who work there and make up the Primary Care Team.
During his address to the gathered crowd, Minister Reilly acknowledged the efforts of everyone involved in Kenmare Primary Care Centre and reassured the audience of the government’s commitment to Primary Care Centres as part of a strategy dedicated to improving patient care nationwide. He thanked Dr. Rory O’Driscoll for having both the vision and the determination to see the Primary Care Centre Kenmare come to reality and also thanked Ms. Peggy Horan for her instrumental role as Transformation Development Officer for the HSE.
The opening was also attended by several local politicians and County Councillors including Senator Mark Daly, Michael Healy-Rae TD, Councillor Patrick Connor Scarteen and Councillor Johnny Healy-Rae.
The team at the Primary Care Centre Kenmare would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended and helped make the opening such a special occasion. We look forward to continuing to offer the people of Kenmare the best in healthcare in the future and we are determined that the Primary Care Centre Kenmare will remain a flagship of medical services nationwide for many years to come.
Would you like to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke?
Here at Kenmare Medical Centre we are delighted to announce the launch of our new Healthy Heart Check service. Offered by your trusted local doctor the check covers serveral areas and looks at different factors including:
Full cardiovascular history
Overall cardiac risk assessment
Individualised risk reduction advice
This new health promotion initiative has been created to help you identify cardiovascular risk factors and to offer advice on changes that may reduce your likelihood of heart-related illness.
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions or would like to arrange a time for your Healthy Heart Check! We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help in any way we can.