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FLU + COVID Booster Vaccine Clinics.
The Crescent Medical Centre are running Flu Vaccine and COVID Booster Clinics. Please contact the surgery to book your appointment.
Who can get a free flu vaccine
You can get a free flu vaccine if you are:
- age 65 and older
- a healthcare worker
- living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
- in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl
- someone with a health condition that puts you at higher risk of flu (age 6 months and older)
- living with someone who has a health condition that puts them at higher risk of flu
- a carer for someone who has a health condition that puts them at higher risk of flu
Who can get an autumn booster
A booster dose will be offered in autumn if you are:
- age 50 and older
- age 5 or older with a weak immune system
- age 5 to 49 with a condition that puts you at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19
- a healthcare worker
FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS
We are very pleased to be able to offer routine face to face appointments again.
If you have no symptoms of Covid-19 (new cough, fever, sore throat, loss of taste, breathlessness) , you are welcome to make an in-person appointment in the practice.
It is helpful to get the most out of your appointment if you tell our receptionist the reason for your visit. All staff take confidentiality very seriously. If you would prefer not to say, that is okay too. We understand.
We ask that anyone attending the practice continues to follow public health guidance.
We will do the same and sanitise equipment and surfaces after each patient.
Appointment Slots are in very high demand. If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment for any reason please ring to cancel as there is another patient awaiting for the appointment slot.
Be aware that you may be asked to wait outside if there are already people in our waiting rooms.
PLEASE NOTE YOU CANNOT BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE NOT A REGISTERED PATIENT OF THIS PRACTICE. THE PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW PATIENTS.
Welcome to Crescent Medical Centre
The Crescent Medical Centre was established in No. 1 The Crescent in 1984.
Our team of five General Practitioners (GP’s) and two Practice Nurses have post graduate training, experience and qualifications in all areas of medicine including Child Health, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Minor Surgery and Dermatology, allowing us to provide high quality care for the whole family; from pre-conception and pregnancy, through to child health, the diverse challenges of teenager and young adult years, midlife and all the way through to hopefully healthy older age.
Our surgery is located at No. 1 The Crescent, within easy walking distance of Salthill, Newcastle and Galway city centre. There is on-street pay parking and we are wheelchair / pushchair accessible. Additional parking is available nearby at Joyce’s Supermarket on Fr Griffin Road.
Monday – Friday
Mornings: 9.00am to 12.30pm
Afternoons: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Consultations are by appointment only.
Where possible we will facilitate with an appointment time with the doctor of your choice.
We endeavour to see all URGENT cases on the day of contacting the practice.
In the case of Emergencies such as new chest pain (suggesting a heart attack) or loss of power of speech (suggesting a stroke) or loss of consciousness, please dial 999/112 for an ambulance.
If you or your child are otherwise unwell and need to be assessed urgently on the same day, we may do this by video or phone consultation or in the practice as appropriate.
If required, we will send your prescription electronically to your pharmacy.