Medical servicesThe Student Health Service provides on-campus medical and psychiatric care to registered students of the university in a professional, courteous and confidential manner.
Where we areThe Student Health Unit is in Aras Na MacLeinn Surgery hours:
Monday to Friday
9.15am - 12.30pm
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Primary care of acute and chronic illnesses
- Family planning
- Antenatal care
- Emergency contraception
- Women’s health
- Screening and immunisation against infectious diseases
- Travel advice
- Hospital and consultant referral service
- Psychiatric referral service – a psychiatrist attends weekly
- Physiotherapy service
Making an appointment
Doctors can be seen by prior appointment only. Appointments are given out on a weekly basis on Monday mornings. You can make an appointment by calling into the surgery or phoning us on 091-492604 at 9.15 on Monday mornings. There is a huge demand for doctor’s appointments and so these appointments get booked up very quickly.
Nurses run a walk-in clinic every morning and this is managed on a first come first served basis. You can also make an appointment to see the nurse in the afternoon.
Emergency and acutely ill patients can be seen first by the nurse and then by the doctor as soon as is necessary.
Note: If all appointments are booked up for the day but you feel you need to be seen, please make it known to reception.
How much will it cost?Visits to the doctors, nurses and the psychiatrist are free of charge. However, there are charges for the following services:
Visits to the doctors, nurses and the psychiatrist are free of charge. However, there are charges for the following services:
First visit €25
Subsequent visit €20
First visit €15
Subsequent visit €5
Emergency Contraception €25
Sexual Health Clinic €40
Driving/Boxing/Employment medicals €25
Eye test – Driving licence €15
Ear syringe €15
Hepatitis A/Typhoid €65
Hepatitis A €25
Diphtheria/Tetanus & Polio €35
Diphtheria & Tetanus €15
Hepatitis B (per shot) course of 3 €25
Yellow Fever €40
Rabies (per shot) course of 3 €50
Emergency out of hours
If you need a doctor out of hours, please call 087-2623997.
Weekends are covered by CityDoc located in Bons Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway
Daytime Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 8am - 6pm: 091 758 008
Evenings Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 6pm - 8am 087 774 4430
There is a charge for this out of hours service .
Only 10% of the student body is entitled to a medical card (GMS). A medical card entitles the holder to free consultation, free prescriptions and free hospitalisation. Students are not entitled to a medical card unless their parents have such a card or unless they are on a grant. Mature students i.e. Over 24 years of age could be entitled to a card in their own right depending on income.
GMS lists with local doctors here in Galway are full and it can be difficult to source a GMS doctor who will accept another medical card holder. We therefore advise students to sign up with their home GP and providing your GP is not within a 10 mile radius of the college, you can use you medical card here in the Health Unit during the academic year.
EU students are entitled to fee medical consultations and prescriptions in Ireland with the E111, E109, E128 & European Health Cards.
UK students are entitled to free services and free prescriptions when they are attending doctors in Ireland, with the NHS Card.
All North American students and all other foreign nationals other than EU & UK students have no medical card entitlements here so they are recommended to have adequate medical insurance with them as hospital care can be very expensive in Ireland. However attendance at the Student Health Unit is fee. There are three Irish Providers of Health insurance contactable through their websites. Useful Links:
Dr. Fionnguala Lysaght, Medical Director
Dr. Paula Walsh, Medical Officer
Dr. Marie Browne, Medical Officer
Edel Quinn, Senior Triage Nurse
Ann Kenny, Triage Nurse
Kevina Shaughnessy, Practice Manager
Siobhan Gradidge, Receptionist
Anne Grete Gormley, Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Eimir Geraghty, Chartered Physiotherapist
Dr John Lally
Contact usYou can contact any Student Health Service staff member by:
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- T 353 91 492604 or 091 495637