Well Woman Screening
Many women choose to have this screen every few years just as a kind of health check.It depends on the age of the lady and her current health, what examinations and tests are carried out.
It may be also relevant to a woman who is thinking of conceiving in the near future, who is attempting to loose weight or who is experiencing menopausal symptoms.If a woman has booked in for this screen, then she will first be asked to complete a medical questionnaire in the waiting room. Then the doctor will go through a complete history, examination and take relevant tests after discussion with the woman.
Usually the results are followed up with a phone call a week later, and we can also post out a copy.
Sexual health screening
The doctors can carry out all relevant blood and swab tests as required at the practice. Results usually take about a week to come back to the doctor.
All the doctors hold Family Planning Certificates and have a wide range of experience in advising and prescribing from the wide range of products currently available today, including emergency contraception.
If you would like more detail on the various methods of contraception commonly used in Ireland have a look at this useful site:
Combined Antenatal care
Harcourt health doctor offer private combined antenatal care .This means that you will be cared for by your GP and the local obstetrician during pregnancy.
Pregnancy related additional information
1//What does my health insurance cover?, click here:
Does your plan cover childbirth? – The Irish Times – Tue, Oct 06, 2009
2//Foetal wellbeing scanning ,click here: antenatal screening tests
It is important for women between 25-60 years old to have regular smear tests. At Harcourt health doctor , we participate in the National Cervical Check free scheme.
If you are interested , you have to register on line at www.cervicalcheck.ie, then a letter of invite is sent out to you , which you can bring along to the practice. Alternatively you can ring 1800454555 and register on the phone. Remember a smear test is best done approx 10- 14 days after your period starts.The results take approx 4-5 weeks after the test is carried out.
If a woman would like a smear test outside the suggested screening programme intervals , the doctors are happy to do this and send the sample to a private lab in Dublin for a charge (see fees).
This can be a very stressful and frightening time .The doctors can offer confidential and supportive advice on all options that are available to you.Please phone reception and book an appointment.There is no need to mention why you need an appointment. There is some useful information on the following link: