Out of Hours – Emergency GP Service
In parts of Ireland, GPs have come together to form co-operatives providing a medical service outside normal working hours. These co-operatives receive financial assistance from the state. The co-operative may be based in a health centre, public hospital or in another location, often provided by the Health Service Executive. Participating GPs provide this service on a rota basis in the evenings, at weekends and on bank and public holidays.
Generally the service is available only to the patients of the GPs participating in the co-op. It is necessary to telephone a Lo-call number to access the service and the appropriate care may mean telephone advice by a nurse or doctor. Care may also include attendance at a treatment centre or a home visit to your home by the doctor on duty.
Medical card and GP Visit card holder don’t have to pay for the services provided by the GP out of hours co-operatives. All other patients have to pay the full cost of using this service.
Patients living in other out of hours GP co-op districts should be accepted by their local Out of Hours emergency GP co-op service on the basis that they are registered with a practice that are actively contributing albeit to another out of hours GP co-op service and that they will be paying a consultation fee for the service provided.
This service operates for people who need to access a GP outside their own GP opening hours. Services usually operate from 6pm – 10pm Monday – Friday and 10am to 6pm at the weekends.
Dublin North City and County
D-Doc: 1850 22 44 77
Dublin 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 22 and Lucan
Dub Doc: 01 663 6869
DL Doc: 01 663 6869
East Doc: 01 209 4021
LUKE Doc: 01 4065158
KDoc: 1890 599 362
Leitrim, North Roscommon, Donegal
NOW DOC: 1850 400 911
MIDoc: 1850 302 702
Shannon Doc: 1850 212 999
North East Doctor
NEDOC: 1850 777 911
South Eastern Area
Care Doc: 1850 334 999
Cork and Kerry
South Doc GP Co-Op: 1850 335 999
West Doc: 1850 365 000
We are members of D-Doc – North Dublin Urgent GP out-of–hours Service
Monday to Friday 19.00 – 07.00hrs
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 24 hours (note we are open 10.00 – 14.00hrs Saturday)
Tel. 1850 22 44 77
Note – this is an ‘urgent care’ service only it should not be used for routine / non urgent medical issues; also major accidents / illnesses are better dealt directly with A&E Departments.