Area Medical Teams visit schools in the area to give vaccinations like the MMR, Meningitis C, Rubella etc. They also work with Public Health Nurses to check on a child's development from birth onwards, through a series of standard regular checks. Area Medical Officers also play an important role in managing outbreaks of illness like measles or mumps in the area.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child against certain diseases. Children and young people in Ireland are entitled to certain vaccinations and immunisation services free of charge. These vaccines are provided by your GP, in hospitals, at Health Centres, at home or at school.
For more information on immunisation talk to your GP, Public Health Nurse at your local Health Centre, call the HSE info line 1850 24 1850 or visit - www.immunisation.ie
Children and Families' Services
Social Work and Child Protection Services can be contacted through the Local Health Office.
Child Care Unit, Merlin Park, Galway, Tel: (091) 775 301/315
Home Management Advisory Service
Child Care Unit, Merlin Park Regional Hospital, Galway Tel: (091) 775 301
Child & Family Psychiatry
Castlecourt House, Castle Street, Roscommon (090) 663 0350
St. Anne's Centre, Taylor's Hill, Galway (091) 521 755/974
Lyradoon Family Centre, Salthill, Galway (091) 521 059/523 308
Ballard House, Westside, Galway (091) 580 100
Main Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo (094) 902 4430
Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo (094) 904 2656