In light of the increased risk of COVID-19 Community transmission, we have made a number of changes to how our the Practice will be run for the foreseeable future. We apologise for the difficulty reaching a receptionist by phone. This is due to the greatly increased number of incoming calls. Please use the option son…
Welcome to Bedford Medical Centre
We aim to provide personal medical care to patients and families. We strive for excellence in clinical science.
Bedford Medical is a purpose-built health clinic comprising a group general medical practice, Sam McCauley’s Pharmacy, the Mater Private Hospital Navan Clinic and Community Surgery Ireland-Navan Clinic. We also work with colleagues in Dietetics/Nutrition, Psychology and Physiotherapy who are located at our town centre site.
The GP’s at Bedford Medical carry on the medical practice established at Bedford Place over 100 years ago. We are proud to continue this tradition of general medical practice.
We are located at Convent road, Athlumney. Crossing the Boyne on the Kentstown road out of Navan, take the first right at Navan Education Centre. The clinic is on the left before the entrance to St Michael’s Loreto school.
PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS A PRIVATE CAR PARK FOR OUR PATIENTS AND SHOULD NOT TO BE USED FOR DROPPING OFF OR PARKING WHILST YOU ARE NOT ONSITE.
For your safety, we do not allow our medical receptionists to take orders for prescriptions by phone. Also, our receptionists cannot complete your medication request form on your behalf.
Please use the available request form (right) to order your repeat prescriptions. Five days (Monday to Friday) notice is required. Prescriptions will be sent to your chosen pharmacy.
Please also note that the Irish College of General Practitioners and the Medical Council advise GP’s to regularly review patients using repeat prescriptions.
Ordinarily, you should see the GP at a minimum of once per year to renew the prescription.
If the prescribing GP notices that you have not attended, your request may be declined. Alternatively, your prescription might be provided for a shorter period than expected and you may receive a message with your prescription advising that you make an appointment.
Please do not use the repeat prescribing service to order one-off items.
These requests will be declined. You should talk to the GP about such requirements. The repeat prescription service is to facilitate your supply of stable, agreed medications only.
Available Online and at Reception
Repeat prescriptions can be requested in the following ways:
NB ONLY ITEMS LISTED AS REPEAT CAN BE ISSUED. PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST ONE-OFF ITEMS, EVEN IF THESE WERE PRESCRIBED FOR YOU IN THE PAST. FOR SUCH ITEMS PLEASE CONTACT THE GP.
Out of Hours Service
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Seasonal Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines.
Every year, we recommend vulnerable ‘at risk’ people, related carers/contacts and, from this year, children aged 2 to 12 years to avail of the Influenza Vaccine. This year, the vaccine is supplied and administered free of charge to these citizens, whether or not they hold a medical or doctor visit card.
If you wish to have the vaccine and are not in an ‘at risk’ group, you must obtain a prescription for the vaccine, but the vaccine at the pharmacy and book for the nurse to administer it for a charge.
Who is in an ‘at risk’ or related group?
Children 6 months -23 months and
Children 13years – 18 years and
Adults at risk 18 years – 64 years because of:
Chronic heart disease; chronic liver disease; chronic neurological disease (includes epilepsy, MS, brain injuries, spinal injuries, motor neurone disease, dementia, CP, Intellectual disability); Chronic kidney disease; Cancer; Chronic lung disease (includes asthma and COPD); Diabetes; Down Syndrome; Blood disorders (Sickling, Thalassaemia); Morbid obesity (BMI >40); Long term Aspirin use; Long term immunosuppressant treatment (e.g. steroids, anti rheumatism, anti inflammatory bowed disease and psoriasis injections and tablets.)
Who else is advised to have free vaccination?
All children aged 2 to 12 years
All adults 65 years and older
Nursing home residents
Household contacts of any of the above ‘at risk’ groups.
People working with pigs or poultry.
You may benefit from having the vaccine to protect you against common strains of pneumoccocus, a germ which causes pneumonia and septicaemia.
Who should have this vaccine?
Ages 2years to 64 years at risk:
If you are in an at risk group (see ‘Flu vaccine section) and have not had an the vaccine you need a one-time shot.
If you have a condition causing immunity to fade such as having had your spleen removed, a non-functioning spleen, HIV infection, Kidney transplant or nephrotic syndrome, the vaccine should be boosted once after 5 years.
Who else should have this vaccine?
Older healthy adults 65 years and up.
If you are a healthy adult 65 years or older and have not had the pneumococcal vaccine in the last five years, you should have the vaccine once.
Meet our Doctors & Staff
A Tradition of Family Medicine
The GPs at the Bedford Medical Centre are qualified doctors who have undertaken specialist postgraduate training in Family Medicine. Our aim is to continue the tradition of personal medical care that has always been provided from Old Bedford Place Surgery under Dr. Ross, Dr. Dorgan, Dr. Michael Hayes, Dr. Potts, Dr. Finn and Dr. James Hayes. At the new Bedford Medical Centre, we can bring additional services to our patients as befits a modern medical practice.
Dr. Niall Maguire GP Principal
Dr. Seamus McMenamin
Dr. Joan Gilsenan GP Principal
Dr. Stephen Breen GP Principal
Dr. Kay Garcia
Dr. Mary Murchan GP Principal
Dr Anca Vilcu GP Principal
Dr. Xiaotian Tan
Dr. Rania Ali
We are lucky at this practice to have the clinical support of seven talented practice nurses who have a range of additional specialist qualifications.
All our practice nurses have specialised as practice nurses and are ready to help you with a wide variety of services, ranging from blood and ECG tests to wound care, ear syringing and cervical smear tests.
The practice nurses also provide the first point of contact for urgent patients and undertake most of the baby and travel vaccinations. Patients seeking travel vaccines need to consult the GP first.
Medical Secretarial Staff
We are proud of our team of experienced medical secretaries whom you will encounter at our surgery or on the phone.
All staff have been trained in the special skills required to provide caring, efficient and confidential help to the many patients who have attended our surgery over the years.
Schedule of Fees
Please let us know what services you are looking to book so we can allocate the right time slot for you. Please note, additional fees may arise during a consultation for test/procedures.
Please note, prices are correct at time of posting, however may be subject to change without prior notice. Payment is required at the time of consultation.
Please note, whilst we will try and accommodate additional services during a consultation, this may not always be possible. Blood tests must have been ordered by a doctor during a consultation. Blood tests ordered by a private consultant may incur an additional administrative fee.
Standard G.P. Consultation €65
Up to 15 mins - What do I need to know?
G.P. Telephone Consultation €55
Acute Care G.P. Consultation €45
G.P. Review Consultation €40
Within 2 weeks for same issue or to discuss results
G.P Child Consultation €55
( from the age of 7 to 15)
Driving Licence Medical / Eye Examation €65
Consultation & Blood Test €95
What do I need to know?
Extended Consultation €80+
30 mins - please book in advance
G.P. House Call €100
Smear Test €155
(condtions apply for the above cost)
Insertion of IUCD (Mirena) €200
Consultation & Procedure
Removal of IUCD (Mirena) €65
Insertion of Implanon/Nexplanon €155
Consultation & Procedure
Removal of Implannon / Nexplanon €65
Standard Consultation €45
Blood Test with Nurse €30
Injections with Nurse €25
(Incl Hep B)
Dressings with Nurse €35
Multiple Dressings €35 for 1st then €15 for Subsequent
Suture Removals €35
Ear Syringe €50
Smear Test with Nurse €135
under 25 and over 65
no Private Health Insurance
24 Hr Blood Pressure Monitor €130
(Includes GP review afterwards)
Medical Card Patients
Driving License Medical/Eye examination €40
Travel Vaccine Consultation €60
Vaccines additional cost
STI Health Screen €45
Minor Surgery Co-payment €60
Blood Test with Nurse €20
Blood Test for Consultations elsewhere €40
Removal of sutures with Nurse €30
if ineligible for HSE payment (please enquire)
Dressings to wounds with Nurse €20
Administration of Travel Vaccines €25 per visit
STI Screening €40
Includes blood and urine tests
Therapeutic Venesection for Haemochromatosis €20
Smear Test €155
(Conditons apply for the above cost)
Bexsero Vaccine for Children (per dose) €140
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Administration €15
Convent Road, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath. C15 PD0V
046 9021369 – Phone lines are open from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday
News & trends
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