Consideration is given to women’s health under the following headings:
The complications of heart disease, hypertension and smoking, are a threat to middle aged and older women, as are cancer and chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis and bronchitis. Osteoporosis prevention and management, and social problems brought on by old age and death of a spouse, are features in the older population. Our general practice service deals with all of these issues and aims to help women take steps that lead to a healthier life.
The Mirena Coil and Implanon implant can be fitted in the clinic by making a specific appointment.
- Initial Consultation -€55
- Mirena fitting – €170
- Check up within 3 months -FREE
- Removal of Mirena coil -€55
- Initail consultation – €55
- Implanon fitting €120
- Removal €140
- Removal and refit ( same day) €140
There is a purchase cost for Mirena and Implanon of approximately €120 from pharmacies
The Belgrave Clinic is registered with the National Cervical Screening Programme CervicalCheck. This National Cervical Screening programme provides free smear tests to eligible women between the ages of 25 – 60 yrs (women aged 25-44 yrs will be screened at three yearly intervals and women aged 45-60 will be recalled every five years for smear tests) .
You can have your first smear taken with this programme regardless of when you had your last smear taken. Participation in this programme CervicalCheck does not prevent you from having a smear test more frequently if you desire but there will be a charge.
Appointments can be made with the nurse by ringing reception. Your PPS number will be required. You must receive a letter of invitation from CervicalCheck before making a cervical smear appointment. This can be done by logging on to www.cervicalcheck.ie or by ringing 1800 454 555
The charge to receive this vaccination has is as follows:
Initial doctor’s visit: €55, Vaccines: €120 each – three vaccines
nurses’s visits: €20 each – three visits
This may include referral to any one of the three excellent rapid access breast clinics at local hospitals or to one of the specialists in this field working privately. The practice nurse advises on routine breast examinations. Routine mammograms can be organised at local clinics. The “Breast Check” programme for women between 50 and 65 years of age inform us of our patients screening results.
This is a free service to the patient for 7 visits before and 2 visits after birth of her baby on registering with the Scheme. It is available to all pregnant women and is not means related. It is carried out in association with the hospital or private consultant of choice of the patient.
The patient is free to attend the service of convenience or choice at any time during the pregnancy with no restriction having registered on the Combined Care Scheme, Coombe, Rotunda, and Holles Street Hospitals. We recommend the innovative Domino service provided by Holles Street for those living in the South Dublin catchment area.
Under the “ Regulation of Information Act 1995”and in association with ICGP guidelines, we will refer any woman who has opted for abortion after non directive counselling, to an agency who has experience in dealing with this. We will invite them to return to us for follow up upon return to Ireland.
The following are the principal Sexually Tramsmitted Infections (STI’s) diseases which may be contracted in Ireland:
- Genital Warts
- Genital herpes
- Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
What are Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)?
They are infections caused by viruses or bacteria which can be passed from one partner to another during sexual contact. They can cause serious and long term damage if not treated appropriately.
What Are The Symptoms?
There are often no physical or visible symptoms, however if you are sexually active and develop any of the following conditions you should contact us immediately.
- Sores in the genital area
- Irritation or itching in the genital area
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Pain while going to the toilet
- Unusual discharges from your vagina
Who Can Get an STI?
Anybody can be infected with an STI from one sexual contact with an infected person. STI’s are very common but can often lie dormant for considerable periods of time. It is often quite possible that your sexual partner may have an STI but be unaware of the fact and so would be unaware that they had passed an STI on to you. The most effective way to prevent the transfer of an STI during sexual contact is to use a condom properly.
Sexually transmitted diseases are an increasing feature of everyday general practice. We offer comprehensive sexual health screening service including full STI testing, and treatment where required.
The service consists of an appointment with the doctor for full review of sexual health, advice and clinical examination followed by blood tests / samples as appropriate, taken by practice nurse. Results are discussed at a follow up visit within 2 weeks.
Where necessary, treatment such as cryotherapy for warts is undertaken as part of the service and referral to specialist service will be advised and arranged if needed. The service is completely confidential and can be arranged by contacting reception at short notice where necessary.