Carlow College provides a free medical service to all its students for the duration of the academic year. The service is provided on-campus by Nurse Maura Hennessy and off-campus by Dr. Gerald Moran and his team in the Tullow Street surgery. All students are requested to register with the Nurse as soon as they have completed the registration process with the Admissions office and have been given their student identity card.
Registration forms are provided in first year student induction packs and these should be completed and handed in to Nurse Maura Hennessy as early as possible in the academic year. This will save both the student and the Nurse what could prove to be precious time in the event of a medical emergency. Any student who has a chronic or long-term medical issue such as asthma or diabetes or who is taking regular prescribed medication should make the Nurse aware of their condition so she can provide the on-going care and support required.
In addition to responding to immediate medical care needs, the Nurse is there to provide professional advice and guidance on such issues as:
- Nutritional and dietary advice
- Flu vaccination
- Hepatitis B vaccination
- Contraception advice and information
- Dealing with stress
- Sexual health
Students can make their appointments with the Nurse directly by calling to the office, email or telephone. The Nurse's Office is in the Student Services Centre. As such, students can just drop in or they can contact her by phone on 059 9153237 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need an appointment on Friday, you will need to contact Reception to book an appointment with the doctor.
Appointments with the doctor must be made through the Nurse’s Office or Reception.
Nurses Building: SU Building
: (059) 9153237 / (085) 7407124
There is no charge for attending the Nurse. The doctor service is charged at reduced rate of €25 for students of Carlow College. If students have a current medical card, attendance at Dr. Moran's surgery will be on the same terms as with their own G.P.