After Hours Service

The Johnstown Medical Centre Doctors are active members in the DLDOC  (Dun Laoghaire Doctors) G.P. Cooperative. Should you require an urgent medical opinion when the practice is not open, a very expert review can be obtained in DLDOC. See www.dldoc.ie .

The Out of Hours Cooperative is staffed by ourselves and by the roughly fifty full time General Practitioners from the member general practices in our area who all do sessions on regular basis. All the attending doctors work full time in the locality and are familiar with the services in the area and how best to utilize them.

DLDOC does not employ locum doctors. All the attending doctors are fully vocationally trained in General Practice and will be able to give you advice as to how best to manage your problem.

The Coop has been in operation since 2003 and handles over 7,000 telephone contacts per year and rougly 5,500 patient visits per year. Patient satisfaction surveys are consistently above 95%.

The service operates Monday to Friday 6pm to 10pm and on 
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 10 am to 6pm.
Phone 6639869 for an appointment.

Outside of these hours contact Doctor on Duty Locum service – 4539333

For Medical Emergencies Dial 999 for an ambulance

DLDOC operates in the out patient department in St. Michael’s Hospital and is accessed through the front door of the main hospital.

The service is available to all patients who attend local participating practices.

Attendance is by booked appointment and waiting time is usually less than 20 minutes

A report of your visit will be faxed that day to the Johnstown Medical Centre to keep us aware of your attendance and any possible further follow up.

This service is considerably cheaper than the private clinics operated by private insurers and you will most often get a much more expert opinion from a more experienced G.P. than available elsewhere. GPs have consistently been shown to manage most medical problems in a more efficient manner with less need for expensive or unnecessary investigations.

The service is covered without charge to GMS and Doctor only visit card holders and costs €70  for private patients. Payment is by cash or cheque only, no laser or credit cards possible.

Parking is available on street at the back of St. Michael’s Hospital or in the Bloomfields Shopping Centre though usual charges apply.