GP Out of Hours Service

Local doctors in your area and neighbouring areas have organised this service for patients with urgent medical problems who need to contact a doctor after surgeries close.

Mission Statement: The aim of Caredoc is to provide a high quality, easily accessible family doctor service for urgent medical problems outside of normal surgery hours. Persons with identical needs receive the same standard of treatment and care, irrespective of where they live, where they are treated, what their incomes are or whether they are public or private patients.

Caredoc is an appointment-based service 

Caredoc is not a replacement for the Emergency Services. For emergencies call 999 or 112 

How does Caredoc work?

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Nurse Triage


The triage nurse assesses the patient’s symptom and prioritises according to their urgency. The aim of triage is to establish whether the patient needs to be seen or given advice. If the patient needs advice, the advice given is evidence based. If the patient needs to be seen, the nurse arranges the location and a suitable time.


Mobile Units

Home visits are reserved for emergency cases and patients who cannot travel to the treatment centre for medical reasons. 

Caredoc drivers are trained and experienced in logistics in their area of work. It is beneficial for patients to know their Eircode to assist the driver in finding their location quickly.