Patient Portal available by end of March to speed up appointment booking and alleviate delays on the phone.

The practice is intalling a new booking and communication service, which will be up and running very soon. As soon as it is available, we would ask as many patients as possible to use this on-line system instead of the phone, which should be reserved for urgent, same-day or vulnerable people. The portal will allow you choose and book nurse and GP appointments without waiting for the telephonist. You will also, in time, be able to access results and accounts and communicate with the practice more easily.

Earthquake support.

We are saddened after the catastrophic earthquake loss of Syrian& Turkish lives. Our deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones. If you want to talk to us , please email info@bedfordmedicalcentre.ie with subject line earthquake and will call you back. نتقدم باحر التعازي وخالص المواساة والتضامن التام لأسر ضحايا كارثةالزلزال في سوريا وتركيا. ونقدم دعمنا الكامل بفتح خط ساخن للمساعده. الرجاء مراجعة هذا المستند عن علامات الاضطرابات النفسيه . واذا اردتالتحدث عنها فقط ارسل ايميل عنوانه : earthquake وسيتم الاتصال بك خلال ٤٨ ساعه ..

Important Notice – COVID-19
We are now asking patients who have symptoms of Covid-19 not to attend the surgery.
Instead, please email us and ask to speak with a GP. info@bedfordmedicalcentre.ie

You will receive a call back from a clinician who can advise on treatment and testing.

There is no charge for test referrals. Please have your PPS number available if you do not have a medical card or a GP visit card.

Please note that you can self refer for a Covid test by going on-line to the HSE :
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, Community Surgery Ireland-Navan Clinic, Navan Sports Injury & Performance Centre. 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.

There is plenty of free  parking in the grounds.


Medical Services

Women's Health

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Sexual Health incl. LGBTQ & Adolescent Health specific
STI Screening
Family Planning & Contraception (Mirena and Implanon)
Mental Health

Health Checks & Screening

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Talk to a GP about any health concerns.

We advise against any regular commercial screening. Talk to us about your personal risk.

Baby & Children's Health & Vaccintions

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2 & 6 week checks
2 & 5 year measurements
Asthma Cycle of Care

Baby & Child Immunisations

GP consultation for paediatric problems

Travelling Safely

Please consult 6 weeks before travel
Dr Maguire &
Dr McMenamin

Risk management
Returning traveller

Registered Yellow Fever Centre

Minor Surgery

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Community Surgery Ireland Clinic
Skin cancer screening and treatment
Cysts, lumps & bumps
Ingrown toenails
Joint injections

General Medical Services

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Acute Medical Conditions

Chronic Disease Management

Medical Certification
Fitness to Drive

Mental Health Issues

Sports Injury & Performance

@BMC SportsMed

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Dr Collins & Dr McMenamin


Sexual Health Services

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See the GP about:

Testing for infections
Erectile dysfunction
Female sexual difficulties

REPEAT Prescriptions

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. Two 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.


Due to Covid-19 all prescriptions are being sent directly by secure email to pharmacies. Please always indicate on your request, which pharmacists should receive the prescription. For private patients, please note that the prescription charge remains.

Repeat prescriptions should be requested 48 hours prior to collection. Prescriptions are only available after 14:30 on ther second day after they are requested.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication should ensure medications are accurately recorded by discussing any changes with the doctors during a consultation.

Know your Medications

Please ask the GP or Nurse to explain the purpose of each of your medicines. We will be happy to supply you with a list of your current repeat drugs and to add or remove items when you consult the GP or Nurse Practitioner.

New Medicines/Urgent Requests

If a doctor elsewhere has prescribed a new medicine for you and you need to have it issued on a medical card prescription, we will facilitate an urgent request if you telephone and give us the original prescription.

Many pharmacists can provide several days emergency supply, while you wait for us to prepare your new prescription

Available Online and at Reception

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be requested in the following ways:

1. Directly by Completing this Form

Please make sure to include patients full name, date of birth, address and for each drug the name, the dose and the number of times per day.

2. Ask your Pharmacist

Ask your local chemist to order on your behalf.

3. At Reception

Just complete the repeat Prescription request form at our Reception in the Clinic.

Out of Hours Service


Out of hours North East Doc
Emergencies Only - 1850 777 911
Unit 2, Academy Square, Academy St., Navan, C15 PKX4

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Seasonal Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines.

'Flu Vaccine

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

Pregnant women

Nursing home residents

Healthcare workers

Household contacts of any of the above ‘at risk’ groups.

People working with pigs or poultry.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

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

Graduated fom UCD in 1988 and the Dublin Regional GP Specialist Training Programme

Special Interest in Chronic Disease Management and Skin Surgery
Dr Niall is also an undergraduate tutor for the RCSI so can sometimes have medical students with him. He is also Assistant Programme Director for the Postgraduate Specialist GP Training Programme in the Northeast.

Dr. Niall Maguire
GP Principal

Dr. Seamus McMenamin

Graduated fom Trinity College Dublin and the Mid Leinster GP Specialist Training Programme
Special Interest in Chronic Disease Managment and Medical Audit
Dr Séamus is also a GP Trainer, Postgraduate education tutor and Lead GP for Central Meath in the HSE CHO area 8.

Dr. Seamus McMenamin
GP Principal

Dr. Jack Finn

Dr Finn continues in practice as medicolegal examiner.

Dr. J.D.Finn
Medicolegal Examiner

Dr. Joan Gilsenan

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin in 1988 and the Dublin Regional GP Specialist Training Programme

Special Interest in Women's Health and Dermatology
Dr Joan is a GP Trainer for the Northeastern Specialist GP Training Programme.

Dr. Joan Gilsenan
GP Principal

Dr. Stephen Breen

Dr Breen is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin in 2011 and the NE GP Specialist Training Programme

Dr. Stephen Breen
GP Principal

Dr. Kay Benitez Garcia MD MSemFYC

Dr Garcia is a graduate of the Specialist GP Training Programme in Barcelona, Catalonia and has worked there as a GP since 2021 before her move to Ireland in 2022.

Dr. Kay Garcia
GP Principal

Dr Uwakmfon Akpan

Dr Akpan is Registrar to Dr Gilsenan and will join us for the academic year 2022-2023. Several years qualified, Uwakmfon (pronounced 'Wakfon') is completing his specialist training to be a family doctor.

Dr. U. Akpan

Dr. Mary Murchan

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin in 1988 and completed GP Specialist Training in Scotland.

Special interest in Children's Health and Women's Health

Dr. Mary Murchan
GP Principal

Dr Anca Vilcu will join the practice from the end of January 2023. Anca is an establisged GP who is moving to Ireland with her family. She has years of experience in General Practice in Rom,ania and South Africa

Dr Anca Vilcu
GP Principal

Dr. Xiaotian Tan

Dr Tan joins the practice from 2022, He graduated from the Northeast Specialist Training Programme for General Practice in 2022. He has a special interest in dermatology and skin surgery.
Dr Tan studied medicine in conitnental Europe, went on to work in the field of general and breast surgery for 4 years in Dublin following 2 years working in the UK.

Dr. Xiaotian Tan
GP Principal

Dr Rania Ali

Dr Ali rejoins us following the completion of her specialist GP training in the Northeast and will be a welcome addition to our team of vocationally trained expert GPs.

Dr. Rania Ali
GP Principal

Nursing Staff

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.

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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.

Private Patients

Doctor Services

Nurse Services

  • Standard Consultation €30
  • Blood Test with Nurse €20
  • Dressings to wounds with Nurse €30
  • Injections with Nurse €20
  • Ear Syringe €30
  • Cervical Smear Test with Nurse €30

    under 25 and over 65

  • Venesection €40

    no Private Health Insurance

  • Removal of sutures with Nurse €30


  • Prescriptions €20
  • Completion of Forms €10
  • Bexsero Vaccine for Children (per dose) €140
  • 24 Hour BP Monitor €125
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Administration €15
  • Letter for housing grants €10

Medical Card Patients

Doctor Services

  • Driving License Medical/Eye examination €30
  • Travel Vaccine Consultation €60

    Vaccines additional cost

  • STI Screening €40
  • Minor Surgery Co-payment €60

Nurse Services

  • Dressings to wounds with Nurse €20
  • Blood Test with Nurse €15
  • STI Screening €40

    Includes blood and urine tests

  • Cervical Smear Test with Nurse €30

    under 25 and over 65

  • Cervical Smear Test with Nurse €130

    under 25 and over 65

  • Therapeutic Venesection for Haemochromatosis €20
  • Removal of sutures with Nurse €30

    if ineligible for HSE payment (please enquire)

  • Administration of Travel Vaccines €25 per visit


  • Administrative Services €30

    Letters to support medical card applications, letters relating to housing, special grants, travel, completion of insurance forms.

  • Bexsero Vaccine for Children (per dose) €140

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.

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Convent Road, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath. C15 PD0V

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