General Practitioner (GP)

General Practitioner (GP)

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If you get ill, the first thing to do is go to see a General Practitioner/family doctor (GP). A GP is a doctor who helps people outside of a hospital in Ireland. If you need more advanced healthcare, your GP will be able to refer you to specialists.

Important things to remember:

  • Anyone can access a GP even if you are not resident in Ireland
  • Most GPs work from 9am to 11:30am and then 2pm to 5pm, but hours can be different for GPs
  • Most GP visits cost between €40 and €60 but extra services, such as an x-ray or blood test, will cost more.
  • You won’t pay to see a GP if you have a medical card or GP Visit Card

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