Bedford Medical Centre operates an “Appointment Only” system for the doctors and nurses. We endeavour to offer appointments with the GP of your choice. However, on those occasions when this is not possible, our medical secretaries will be able to advise you of the alternatives available. We always see sick children on a same-day basis. For adult patients, we do also aim to provide reliable availability when your illness requires it. We would ask that you consider whether you can wait for a routine appointment.   If you are not sure, or you are acutely unwell, the receptionist will arrange for the doctor to contact you by telephone. To facilitate this, we retain a limited number of “same-day” appointments with each doctor. Please try to book well in advance (two weeks) for planned medical visits. We would ask that in the case of a routine matter, patients would pre-book these appointments at least two weeks in advance.

Emergencies

For emergencies please call 046 90 21369 and ask to speak to the doctor urgently. Ambulance Services are contacted by ringing 999 or 112, if you can please have your Eircode ready to tell the operator.

To Make an Appointment

To book an appointment please call 046-9021369. Routine appointments are ten minutes in duration and we would ask that patients kindly adhere to this time if at all possible. If you feel you may need a longer appointment time, please inform our medical secretaries who will do their best to facilitate your request. If more than one family member needs an appointment, please book a separate appointment for each patient. If you cannot keep your appointment please notify us in good time so that another patient can have this appointment.

Home visits

Home visits, when necessary, should be requested where possible BEFORE 11am to allow the doctor best manage his daily workload.

Consultation Out of Hours

Urgent out of hours care is available by calling 1850 777 911. NEDOC is a partnership with General Practitioners in the region and the HSE to provide urgent out of hours GP care. NEDOC is the service that you contact for urgent care when the surgery closes in the evening and over the course of weekends and bank holidays. The NEDOC service is provided by GPs in Co. Meath for their patients between the hours of 1800 and 0800 weekdays, at weekends and on holidays. NEDOC is not available for routine consultations or for patients who are not registered with a local general practice.