Clinics & Services
Below are some of the services provided at the practice:
Diabetes and asthma check-ups are scheduled in surgery hours.
These can be carried out during any surgery. Your child may become irritable and slightly feverish in the 24 hours after the injection. If this happens, give your child infant paracetamol, such as Calpol or Disprol, dosage according to their age, to lower their temperature.
Baby Clinics take place on a Thursday morning from 11:00 – 12:00, please contact reception to make an appointment for your child.
Joint Injection Clinic
Patients of Errigal Medical Centre can now avail of the service which will allow them to have injections into their joint or soft tissue. Referral to this service will be made following an appointment with the GP.
Patients of Errigal Medical Centre can now avail of having certain minor surgical procedures being carried out by the doctors within the practice.
Procedures performed in Errigal Medical Centre include:
- the removal of sebaceous cysts
- simple excision (Example: Mole biopsy)
- removal of ingrown toenails
To avail of this service you will first need to make a routine appointment to discuss these procedures with the doctor and you will then be given an appointment for the minor surgery if they feel it is appropriate, and if not they will refer you to the appropriate service.
It is a good idea for all women to examine their breasts regularly for lumps. If you are not sure how to do this, the doctor will be happy to advise. If you should notice any lumps in your breasts, please see the doctor. Most lumps are not serious, but it is important to have any possible abnormality checked.
Cervical Smear Test
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented therefore all female patients between the ages of 25 and 65 are advised to have regular smear tests.
- women between the ages of 25-49 are invited for cervical screening every three years
- women between the ages of 50-64 are invited for cervical screening every five years
These are important because they can detect early signs of the disease, which would then be easily treated. We operate a call and recall system to remind you about the tests, which are carried out during special surgeries within the practice, a nurse visits the surgery on a monthly basis from the family planning clinic in Omagh to carry out a Smear Clinic.
You can click on the link below which will take you to a video that shows women what to expect when they attend for cervical screening
We can give a comprehensive service within normal surgery hours. All patients receiving contraceptive services are advised to have an annual check-up. We are able to offer fitting and removal of implant contraceptives, please speak to the doctor or nurse for further information. Click here for information about other sexual health clinics
Smoking Cessation Advice
Smoking is the single greatest preventable cause of premature death and avoidable illness. It affects health directly and contributes to diseases such as cancers, coronary heart disease, lung disease and stroke as well as many others. 23% of the population of Northern Ireland are smokers with smoking causing 2300 deaths each year in NI. Each cigarette shortens the lifespan by five minutes, which on average shortens a smoker’s life by 10-15 years.
We currently offer smoking cessation advice to all our patients, the trained advisor within the Armagh and Dungannon area is Cathy Murray, and she operates a clinic within Errigal Medical Centre at a time which is convenient to you.
For more information or if you would like Cathy to get in contact with you, contact reception staff who will be happy to forward on your information.
From September onwards we offer flu vaccine to our patients. It is strongly recommended for patients over the age of 65, and those classified as high risk patients, e.g. those with a heart or chest condition, those who suffer from diabetes, and those whose immune system is compromised for another reason, such as chemotherapy. Please ask receptionist staff for more details and to find out if your are eligible.
Men ACWY Vaccination
Young teenagers, sixth formers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are now routinely offered a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease. The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.
GP practices will automatically send letters inviting 17-and 18-year-olds in school year 13 to have the Men ACWY vaccine.
Students going to university or college for the first time as freshers, including overseas and mature students up to the age of 25, should contact their GP to have the Men ACWY vaccine, ideally before the start of the academic year.
Travel vaccinations and general advice for travellers abroad can be offered at the centre. For further details, please contact reception (preferably at least six weeks prior to travel). You will be given a website address for the MASTA travel service for you to input your travel details into and you will then bring a print out of the reccomended vaccinations to an appointment with the GP.
Please note that a fee may be charged for some travel vaccinations.