GP Drogheda Doctor Fair Street
Drogheda's Leading GPs and Family Doctors
No. 47 Medical Practice

Tel: 041 983 7501

The staff of 47 Medical are working hard on your behalf during this current COVID 19 health crisis . We are open, but ask that you call the surgery, 041 98 37501,  for any help and guidance you need.

Please DO NOT let any changes in your health go unchecked. We are here and we are open.9-1 & 2 – 5pm Monday – Friday  

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Privacy and Data Protection

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), come into effect from May 25, 2018. We have updated our Privacy Policy in accordance with the provisions of GDPR. Your privacy and data security is important to us and we would like you to take some time to familiarise yourself with these updated terms. Our full privacy statement is here, or you can ask for a copy from reception at 47 Medical Practice.


Practice News

Departing Partner

We want to take this opportunity to wish our departing partner Dr Daragh O’Neill all the very best in his new practice. We are delighted to welcome some new staff members and sad to say goodbye to others.

New Practice Manager

Welcome to Jillian, our new Practice Manager. Jillian has settled into her new roll with gusto and we look forward to what she has in store for the future of the practice. She’s already had the place painted, changed the uniforms and if we stand still long enough we are afraid she’ll try to give us a makeover too!

New Registrar

Welcome to our new Registrar, Dr James McCormick. He will be with us until June 2018. We are delighted to have him here.

New Admin Staff

Welcome also to our new Administration Staff. They are a vital link in the chain here at 47 Medical. Welcome to Elaine & Elizabeth. We look forward to working with you.

Departing Staff

And finally, we must bid adieu to long-standing team members Denise and Marie, and our Practice Nurse, Jacinta. Their dedication, knowledge and personalities will be missed by staff and patients alike. We wish them all great success in whatever the future holds.

Drs MacMahon, Hoey and Hutcheson


Learning how to manage common illnesses with confidence and common sense is a great life skill.  We all need good, sound advice to develop the confidence and skill to take care of ourselves and our families, and this website aims to give you that advice.

It will help you to deal with common illnesses like colds, flu, earaches, tummy bugs and more. was developed using health information and advice from the HSE and the experience of GPs and Pharmacists from around Ireland.

The Flu Vaccination is now available at Number 47 Medical Practice.  If you have a chronic illness or are over 65 years old, it is recommended that you get the flu vaccine every year.  Please drop in to us for vaccination, no appointment necessary.

Flu Vaccine Drogheda

Free GP Care for Under sixes

GP visit card under six

What this means for you, our patients

Free GP care for children under the age of six is the first phase in a planned process to provide free GP care for the entire population.

In addition to providing GP care for all under sixes the new contract will also provide wellness checks for children once at age two and once at age five.  Please note your GP can carry out this check at any time when your child is two or five.  You do not need to make a special appointment just for this checkup.  It can be carried out at any appointment the child has during the year.

The contract also provides for a cycle of care for the management of Asthma for children under six.

The scheme started on July 1st 2015. You can register at

Once you register, the details are sent to your GP of choice, who must accept your child on his/her panel. Once that is confirmed, you’ll be sent a GP visit card in the post.

From the 1st July 2015, due to the introduction of this scheme, we expect a higher demand for appointments each day.  This may result in some delays in getting an appointment.  Our priority will continue to be to see patients who are sick and need medical attention on the day.  Over-attendance for non-medical matters can make this more difficult for us to achieve.
In order to minimize the possibility of longer waiting times, we ask all our patients to cooperate with our admin and nursing staff, who are trained to ask you appropriate questions to help ensure you get the most suitable care when needed.  All information given to our staff is treated with the strictest confidence.


Reminder of Fees

What your Medical Card/GP Visit Card covers

A full Medical Card provides the patient with free GP care when they are sick, and also any prescriptions from the chemist.  A GP visit card covers the patient for their visit to the GP when they are sick and need medical attention.

What your Medical Card/GP Visit Card doesn’t cover

According to recent documentation received from the HSE, the following items are not covered by a Medical Card / GP Visit Card.

  • Travel vaccinations
  • Phlebotomy services
  • Passport or identity reports or letters
  • Insurance medicals or letters
  • School / work attendance notes or certificates (Social Welfare Cert is covered)
  • Sports medicals or reports
  • Medical legal reports
  • Drug Kardexes for state or private institutions
  • Letters in support of applications for services under the Social Welfare Acts
  • Certain TULSA related work – preplacement medical examinations or reports
  • Fostering or adoption reports

For each of these services, there will now be a fee.  An outline of fees applicable can be seen in Reception.