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24hr BP Monitoring

Union Quay Medical Centre now offer 24 hour Blood pressure monitoring. The fee is €50. Phone us on 0214310311 to find out more information.

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (APBM) involves measuring blood pressure (BP) at regular intervals (usually every 20–30 minutes) over a 24-hour period while you carry on with normal daily activities. ABPM has the additional advantage of measuring your BP during sleep and it is now known that night time BP may give much valuable information. (more…)

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Blood Tests

Blood tests are currently available Monday to Friday mornings.

If you are a member of UQMC, blood tests are included in your monthly fee for no extra charge. (more…)

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Childhood Vaccinations

Childhood Vaccinations & Immunisations at Union Quay Medical Centre

We offer a full childhood and baby vaccination service.
You do not have to pay the clinic for the vaccinations as the HSE will cover all the costs involved to ensure that all eligible babies and children can receive the scheduled vaccines free of charge from their GP. (more…)

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Experienced Counselling at Union Quay Medical Centre

Counselling is for anyone who wants professional and objective support in a time of personal stress or crisis. Stress or crisis can occur at times of change and can lead to us feeling unhappy or even stuck in our circumstances.

Counselling is also valuable as an aid to personal growth and can help with developing skills in assertiveness and self- confidence, which in turn can assist in increasing your sense of well- being.

Counselling in Union Quay Medical is provided in a safe, caring and confidential environment by Elena Glass.

Elena Glass is a Licensed Professional Counsellor, a Certified Addiction Counsellor and is accredited by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. A graduate of the Master’s Program in Psychotherapy in the USA, she has been practicing psychotherapy for 5 years helping individuals, couples, adults and adolescents make a positive change in their lives.

All sessions are by appointment only made directly with Elena Glass. All information is strictly confidential.

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Facial Rejuvenation

Having graduated with honours from University College Cork in 1999, Dervla went to work in the UK gaining valuable experience in general dentistry. After returning to Ireland she established Dervla Leavy Dental Care in Ballincollig in 2004. She is a member of the Irish Dental Association and regularly attends educational meetings and hands on courses. (more…)

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Family Planning Clinic

In-depth advice is available about the wide array of contraceptive options available to women and men. Our doctors will discuss these options in detail with you to help decide which is most suitable for you. (more…)

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Flu Vaccine

The flu vaccine is specific to each winter in Ireland and should be taken between September and October for maximum protection. Flu vaccination is particularly advisable for elderly people, international travellers visiting Ireland and other high-risk categories. (more…)

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GP Care for Under 6s

Union Quay Medical centre will be participating in the free GP scheme for children under 6 years of age. If you would like your child to be registered you can choose from the three different ways of registering:  (more…)

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Health Assessment Services

Union Quay Occupational Health Services

1.       Occupational Health Physician Medical Assessments
2.       Health Surveillance  Programs
3.       Health Screening Programs
4.       Occupational Vaccination Programs (more…)

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Health Screening

Many common diseases are preventable through lifestyle changes or early treatment.  Some markers for common diseases can be identified before complex disease processes begin and before you reach a crisis point.  This allows early treatment so that you can avoid unpleasant health issues going forward. Getting a regular NCT for your body puts you back in the driving seat.

Health screening is ideal if you:

  • are looking for peace of mind
  • have a particular concern 
  • have a family history of disease 
  • have had previous personal health problems)
  • haven’t been feeling the best lately

Or if you want to:

  • take control of your health
  • avoid a health crisis
  • manage your own disease risk factors

Our health screening will help you to Identify potential issues early to improve the chances of successful treatment, move towards a healthier lifestyle and reduce your risk of disease as you get older.

Union Quay Medical Centre offers a comprehensive health screen which includes the following:


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Meningitis B Vaccine

Union Quay Medical Centre now offers the meningitis B vaccine to children whose parents want to avail of the service.

The Men B vaccine is recommended for babies aged 2 months, followed by a second dose at 4 months, and a booster at 12 months. (more…)

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Minor Surgery

Our office based surgical procedures generally take 20 to 30 minutes and are relatively painless. Simply book an appointment on 021 4310311 and we’ll look after the rest.

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My Health Screening

Health Screening is a process of identifying apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. They can then be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and/or any complications arising from the disease or condition. Health Screening tests are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they’re easier to treat. (more…)

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Occupational Health

Occupational health service in Cork

Union Quay Medical Centre provides a comprehensive occupational health service, at our office conveniently located at Union Quay in Cork city.

We aim to provide a safe, effective, quality occupational health service to our clients. Our service is client-centred and lead by our occupational health specialist Dr Conor McDonnell FFOM. Dr Paul Ryan is undertaking post graduate training in occupational medicine as well.

We are fully equipped with an audiometer and audio booth, a spirometer, a Keystone Visual Acuity Screen, an ECG and we can provide near point testing for Drugs of Abuse (DOA), as supplied by Alere. We use Medlab Pathology for our blood sampling and have partnered with Full Health Medical as a platform for our Health Screening.

We are a licensed network of Cognate Health Ltd (



Employee absenteeism is a severe issue in many organisations throughout Ireland, with millions of euro lost every year through reductions in productivity owing to illnesses. It is inevitable that staff will need to take sick leave sporadically, but looking after the health of employees is to everyone’s benefit. Therefore, providing a safe and healthy working environment is essential to optimise productivity and staff morale.


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Steroid Joint Injections​

Steroid injections & cortisone shots for arthritis:

At Union Quay Medical Centre, we administer steroid injections such as cortisone shots into joints when pain-relieving or anti-inflammatory injections are required.

Cortisone shots are injections that may help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body. Cortisone shots are most commonly given into joints — such as your ankle, elbow, hip, knee, shoulder, spine and wrist. Even the small joints in your hands and feet may benefit from cortisone shots. (more…)

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STI Testing

Comprehensive STI Screening

We offer a full STI screening service, which is completely confidential.  We can help if:

  • you are experiencing symptoms
  • you have no symptoms but you are worried you have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection
  • you have no symptoms and just want a check up for peace of mind

Our professional medical team understand that the subject can be embarrassing for some people, so we will ensure that you are made to feel comfortable and you can be confident that you will get the best possible treatment.

​If you would like to book an appointment, please phone us on (021) 431 0311 or email us on 


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TB Quantiferon Gold Blood Test

You may require TB screening for work or a travel visa. We at UQMC offer this screening service. The service includes:

– A respiratory / TB questionnaire
– Chest X ray if appropriate
– Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) –Quantiferon Gold. (more…)

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Travel Vaccinations

Wherever you’re travelling, we can advise you on staying healthy while you’re away.

At Union Quay Medical Centre we co-share clinic space with Global Travel Vaccinations, which is a member of the network of Tropical Medical Bureau clinics. 

You may not even be sure which vaccinations and other health precautions you need for your trip – that’s where we can help.  Tell us what areas of the world you’re visiting and we will give you a complete plan and answer all your questions.  Typically appointments last for around 40 minutes to ensure that you have everything you need.

Please note that whilst many vaccinations can be given in the two weeks before your trip, others may need more time, so it’s best to call us a couple of months before your trip to ensure that you get everything you need.  If your trip is happening at short notice, call anyway, as we can still offer useful advice to keep you safe.

If you have recently returned from travelling, we also offer testing services to ensure you’re returning home in full health.

We can offer advice on:

Malaria – use this map to check if you’re going to be visiting a malaria area Fit for Travel NHS

Dengue fever


Yellow fever


Polio / tetanus



Zika testing


First aid kits for travelling

General health precautions while travelling


Please note that we can arrange group bookings if you are travelling with a group.

For more information, please visit Global Travel Vaccinations at or phone us on 021 4310311. (more…)

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