Doctor Visits & Medical Cards


We are accepting medical card patients including on the Under 6 scheme.  We accept both full medical cards and Doctor Visit cards.

Our routine clinic times for medical card patients is Monday – Friday from 9am until 5pm (last appointment is 4.30pm).  This is for patients registered with RocDoc only. Routine matters will not be dealt with outside of these times. Please do not be offended if we cannot offer you an appointment and we ask that you contact us first to see appointment availability.

As a medical card patient we can only see patients registered with RocDoc for routine matters as part of this clinic in hours, very strict HSE regulations apply for patients not registered with RocDoc and / or Out of Hours matters to be seen.

At time of making your appointment you should notify reception that you are a medical card holder in order for the card to be validated online and we always suggest that you carry your GMS card with you or at least know the number.  We need to validate your details to ensure that the card is still valid and you are still registered with RocDoc. Should we be unable to validate your details then you may be liable to treatments as a private patient and RocDoc can not reimburse patients afterwards if we could not validate details and / or you later qualify for a scheme.


Our routine clinic times for medical card patients is Monday – Friday from 9am until 5pm (last appointment being 4.30pm).  This is for patients registered with RocDoc only.

Routine appointments will not be dealt with outside of these times and therefore cannot be pre-booked.

Please do not be offended if an appointment is refused due to the above.

If you are registered with RocDoc under the medical card schemes you cannot be seen for a routine matter outside of our routine clinic times (Monday – Friday, 9am until 5pm).

A patient can only be seen outside of the routine clinic times under the medical card schemes if the matter is urgent / non routine and cannot be safety deferred until normal routine in hours clinic.  The matter must also require immediate attention and in the opinion of the treating medical practitioner would be injurious to the patients’ health to wait and must always be a face to face consultation.  If the matter falls into these categories then the patient may be seen in our Out of Hours surgery which commences after the routine clinic until 9pm, Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and Good Friday. Outside of these hours please contact Doctor on Duty on 01 453 9333.

If you are not registered with RocDoc then you cannot be seen under the medical card schemes at RocDoc and must seek advice from the GP that you are registered with.

We cannot offer follow up appointments, reviews, repeat prescriptions, sick certs, dressing changes, etc. outside of the routine clinic hours.

RocDoc reserve the right to decline treatment under the medical card schemes should the matter be routine.

If you are not registered with RocDoc then you cannot be seen under the medical card schemes at RocDoc and must seek advice from the GP that you are registered with.

If you are a public patient (medical card holder) then you must notify reception at the time of making the appointment.  Should you fail to notify reception at the time of making the appointment, you do not have your card with you, we are unable to validate your details, your card has expired, your details are not found on the GMS system then you will be liable for all applicable charges.  RocDoc are unable to reimburse patients for treatments done privately if they forgot their medical card and / or later qualify for a medical card scheme.

If you are a public patient and not registered with RocDoc then you can only be seen as an emergency / urgent patient.  We cannot see you again for any follow up appointments such as wound cleaning, dressing changes, reviews, repeat prescriptions, sick certs, etc.  You must return to the surgery for which you are registered for these.  Reception will not make these appointments for you.

Under the GMS scheme there are currently two types of cards:

  • Full Medical Card
  • Doctor Visit Card or DV Card

No, not everything is covered under the medical card schemes.  For the Under 6 and Doctor Visit cards prescriptions are not covered.  Also, the following are not covered:

Driving licence medicals

Driving licence eye test

Passport / identity reports

Smear test

Travel vaccines

Blood tests (unless requested by the registered GP)

Health checks and associated tests

Laboratory courier charges

Medical reports / examinations for legal purposes

Employment /pre employment medicals

Fitness to partake in sports / school entry

Dressing / dressing changes

Private sick certs, school attendance notes, etc.

Information about the HSE medical card and Doctors visit card can be found here – HSE CARDs

Click here if you are eligible for Medical Card & GP Visit Card


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  • Reliable, professional service. They have squeezed myself and my partner in on short notice with emergencies in the past and have now become our regular attending GP.
    Fantastic parking facilities out front. Receptionists are friendly and welcoming. The doctors are amazing and very happy to answer any questions. My partner will not see anyone else (just kidding) any other doctor we have been seen by is attentive and polite.
    Only thing is email response time recently can be a bit slow/non-existent but understandable due to the nature of the job and current ongoing pandemic (normally was immediate and all emails answered so did not deduct a star).

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  • My little girl had a fall tonight and badly hurt her finger. I rushed to Rocdoc immediately with her and Dr Damien saw her straight away, was so gentle with her and cleaned her up before sending us home. I was so impressed and would highly recommend RocDoc. Thank you so much.

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  • nothhing bad to say about this place, always dealt with in a professional manner!
    big plus that they open late!!!

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  • Was working in ashbourne and became very ill.Went to Roc doc and was met by receptionist. I was totally disorintated and could hardly give my personal details.The doctor saw me within minutes and put me on a nebuliser .
    He then contacted a member of my family and arranged for immediate transfer to hospital.
    I am so thankful to all the staff for their support in such difficult circumstances.

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    Dr Sadia Adlam treated him and she was so kind towards us both. Would recommend.
    Super service

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