All our doctors provide health care for children and have many years of experience in this very important aspect of general practice. In the Castlebar Family Practice we aim to provide a setting that is friendly and helpful where parents can bring their children for a medical opinion, advice, attentive care, treatment and appropriate and easy access to follow up and review. Children are welcome at all surgeries we aim to make them as relaxed as possible during the consultation
Under 6's Scheme
How do I get this service?
“Medical Card Holders – If your child or children have a Medical Card or GP Visit Card they will automatically be registered for this scheme.
Non-Medical Card Holders – If your child or children does not have a Medical Card or GP Visit Card you must register them for this scheme.
Please note that following registration with the HSE, your child is not covered for free care until you have actually received their Under 6s card and can present it at reception.
Without a card, a normal consultation fee will apply.
Registering on line and being issued a reference number by the HSE indicates only receipt of the application by the HSE and not acceptance by the doctor onto their panel.
Do I get a GP Visit Card for my child or children?
Yes, once the registration of your child or children is complete, a GP Visit Card for children under 6, will be posted to the address provided, for each eligible child.
I have registered my child on line - What happens next?
Once you complete the registration process, details are sent to your GP of choice who must accept your child or children to his or her patient panel. Once the GP of choice has confirmed acceptance of the registration of your child or children, a GP Visit Card will be issued to all eligible children within a few days.Please note that your child will not be eligible for free GP care until you have received the GP Visit Card.
I have seleceted a GP of choice, is my child or children now covered?
Confirmation of acceptance of your child or children is needed from your GP of choice. Your child or children’s eligibility will not commence until you receive confirmation that your GP of choice has confirmed that they have accepted your child or children onto their panel