On this page we have put all our most relevant information regarding COVID 19 and the links which may be useful for you during this time.

Covid information for early years and school age children

Now that children have returned to childcare and school, parents will be dealing with other illness and returning to school. The HSPC have issued the following guidelines, correct as of 11/9/20. https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/lifestages/childcare/Guidance%20for%20services%20providing%20childcare%20services.pdf  

Isolation quick guide 1.9.2020

Screening form for COVID-19

If you feel you may have the symptoms of COVID-19 , we would ask that you complete our screening form which can be found at the following link http://www.screeningform.com/ballinteer-medical When completed, the form will be sent to us here at Ballinteer Medical and we will know to call you to discuss it with you. PLEASE NOTE, THESE FORMS ARE ONLY MONITORED DURIGN WORKING HOURS AND WILL NOT BE ATTENDED TO AFTER HOURS, OVER TEH WEEKEND OR ON BANK HOLIDAYS.  For out of hours referral please contact  Luke doc or doctor on duty

Handy COVID related links

We know there are lots of questions around Corona Virus and everything that goes with it. To try and make things a bit clearer, we have put some useful links below for questions that are being asked frequently: how do you self isolate at home? https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/self-isolation.html Whats the difference between a close contact and a casual contact? https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/close-contact-and-casual-contact.html What if someone in my house has Covid symptoms or is awaiting a test? https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/self-isolation.html#live-with-others

Latest update for our patients

Firstly thank you everyone for all the support we have been receiving over the last few weeks. We appreciate it can be very frustrating for guidelines and procedures to keep changing but we are trying our best to keep you as updated as possible. New rules have been introduced for COVID-19 testing which means patients will need to meet revised criteria to qualify now. All patients who have not yet been swabbed, and who do not have an appointment for a test date, will not now be tested and will be required to reengage with their GP if they are still unwell. If you feel that applies to you, we are asking that you complete our screening form and submit it so we can add you to our call back list. The screening tool can be found at the following address : http://www.screeningform.com/ballinteer-medical If you are worried that you or someone in your household may be showing symptoms you should read the HSE guidelines and make sure you understand the difference between self isolating and social distancing and what should apply in your household. https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/self-isolation-and-limited-social-interaction.html    

New screening form

We now have a screening tool available that will allow us gather important information from patients who are reporting new possible COVID-19 symptoms. Please follow the link, complete the form and hit submit. The surgery will then be sent the details and will follow up with a call. Please keep your phone ready so you don’t miss the call. www.screeningform.com/ballinteer-medical