GP Out of Hours Services

GPs provide Out of Hours services for their patients usually through GP Co-operatives which the HSE part funds. The out of hour service is for urgent medical care only and is for public and private patients of GPs who are registered with the individual service (see list below). GP and couple

To access a GP out of hours service your GP must be registered with the out of hours service (listed below); you should check that with your GP next time you have an appointment.

Your GP will have their out of hours information on the answer machine should you ring them outside normal clinic hours. Medical cover is usually between 6.00pm and 8.00am Monday to Friday and 24 hours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. The service does not provide routine clinic appointments and if your medical issue is non-urgent you should make an appointment with your GP during normal clinic hours.

Making an appointment with a GP Out of Hours service

The GP Out of Hours service is by appointment only and patients can access their local out of hours service using the contact list below.  Appointments with local General Practitioners are made following a call with a member of nursing staff.  The nurse will go through a series of questions to discuss your (or your child’s) clinical symptoms to establish if you need to see a doctor urgently.

If an appointment with a GP Out of Hours service is clinically assessed as necessary, you will be asked to attend your appointment at a set time and place.  If you are a Medical card or GP visit card holder (under 6 and over 70) you must bring your card with you otherwise you will be charged for the appointment.

What happens when I ring a GP Out of Hours service?

  • When you ring the Out of Hours service in your area a trained receptionist will take your personal details.
  • Your call will be referred to a triage nurse who will ring you back.
  • Following a discussion with the triage nurse they will clinically assess whether you need over the phone nursing advice; an appointment with a GP; a house call; a referral to the Emergency Department; or an ambulance.
  • Clinical decisions or treatments are noted in your record and the information is forwarded to your family GP to ensure your treatment is followed up if required.

GP Out of Hours services in your area

Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, South Wicklow, Waterford, Wexford

North Leitrim,  Sligo, West Cavan
South inner city Dublin Dublin city and county north of the river Liffey
Dun Laoghaire - Based in St. Michael’s Hospital Dun Laoghaire -  Based in St. Vincent’s Hospital
Kildare and West Wicklow Dublin south central  - Based in St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar
Laois, Offaly, Longford, and Westmeath Cavan, Louth Meath and Monaghan
Leitrim, North Roscommon, Donegal Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary
Cork and Kerry Galway, Mayo, Roscommon
Tallaght and CLondalkin



Out of Hours Services

Caredoc

Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, South Wicklow, Waterford, Wexford

Opening Hours:Open each weekday evening, from 6pm - 9am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and on Bank Holidays

Telephone:1850 334 999
Website:www.caredoc.ie 

Caredoc

North Leitrim,  Sligo, West Cavan

Opening Hours:Open each weekday evening, from 6pm - 9am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and on Bank Holidays

Telephone: 0818 365 399
Website:www.caredoc.ie 

Dub doc

South inner city Dublin

Opening Hours:Open each weekday evening, from 6pm – 10.00 pm and from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm  Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Telephone: (01) 4545607
Website www.stjames.ie

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D Doc

 Dublin city and county north of the river Liffey

Opening Hours: Open each weekday evening, from 6pm - 8am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and on Bank Holidays, 

Telephone: 1850 22 44 77
Website:www.northdoc.ie

DL Doc

Dun Laoghaire - Based in St. Michael’s Hospital

Opening Hours: Open each weekday evening, from 6pm – 10.00 pm and from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm  Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Telephone:(01) 663 9869

EastDoc

Dun Laoghaire -  Based in St. Vincent’s Hospital

Opening Hours:Open each weekday evening, from 6pm – 10.00 pm and from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm  Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Telephone:(01) 209 4021

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K Doc

Kildare and West Wicklow

Opening hours :  Open each weekday evening, from 6pm - 9am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays

Telephone: 1890 599 362
Website:www.kdoc.ie

Luke Doc

Dublin south central  - Based in St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar

Opening Hours: Open each weekday evening, from 6pm – 10.00 pm and from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm  Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Telephone:01 406 5158

MIDOC

Laois, Offaly, Longford, and Westmeath

Opening Hours: Open each weekday evening, from 6pm - 8am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and on Bank Holidays

Telephone: 1850 302 702

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NEDOC

Cavan, Louth Meath and Monaghan (Dundalk GPs have a separate service)

Opening Hours: Open each weekday evening, from 6pm - 8am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and on Bank Holidays

Telephone:1850 777 911
Website: www.nedoc.ie 

NoWDOC

Leitrim, North Roscommon, Donegal

Opening Hours:  Open each weekday evening, from 6pm - 8am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and on Bank Holidays              

Telephone: 1850 400 911

Shannon Doc

Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary

Opening Hours: Open each weekday evening, from 6pm - 8am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays

Telephone:1850 212 999
Website:www.shannondoc.ie

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SouthDoc

Cork and Kerry

Opening Hours: Open each weekday evening, from 6pm - 9am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays,

Telephone:1850 335 999
Website:www.southdoc.ie

West Doc

Galway, Mayo, Roscommon

Opening Hours: Open each weekday evening, from 6pm – 9 am, open 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and on Bank Holidays,

Telephone:1850 365 000
Website: www.westdoc.ie 

TLC Doc

Tallaght and CLondalkin

Opening Hours: Open each weekday evening, from 6pm – 10.00 pm and from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm  Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Telephone:1890 20 22 24
Website:www.tlcdoc.ie

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