Children are very special visitors at Carlton Clinic, and we have a special set of commitments for children. We always try to make your visit short and comfortable. We understand that being ill can make you feel tired and upset.
Some good advice on common childhood illnesses can be found at www.undertheweather.ie. We know that fever in kids is particularly stressful for parents of young children and often the dosage on the back of the bottle is misleading. There is an excellent calculator at http://www.eastmed.co.nz/paracetamol-dose-calculator.php which can help in managing this illness. It is based on your childs weight and gives good advice and guidelines to follow.
Our services for children include:
Under 8s Free GP Care Scheme
All children under 8 years of age living in Ireland can get a GP visit card. This card gives your child:
- free GP visits
- out-of-hours urgent GP care
- assessments at age 2 and 5
- care for children with asthma
Please sign up your under 8 children for the GP visit card today so that you have it when you need it, otherwise private fees will apply.
You can Register Online with the HSE here.
To register you will need:
- Your child’s PPS number
- Your own PPS number as parent or guardian.
- GP's Practice name
- Medication costs and hospital charges are NOT covered.
- If your child already has a medical card, you do not need to register as your child already has access to free GP services.
Pregnancy Care and 6-week Mother and Baby Checks
Providing ongoing care and support for mum and baby. Read more
We provide all the standard primary childhood vaccinations, most of which are free of charge. You can read more about these at http://www.immunisation.ie/
Chicken Pox Immunisation
We can immunise your child against chicken pox using the varicella vaccine. This vaccine is ordered on request in advance of your visit, so please book in advance and mention to our reception that you want to make a chicken pox immunisation appointment.
Immunising your child is the most effective way of protecting them against serious diseases such as hepatitis, diphtheria and polio. The Primary Childhood vaccinations are free at Carlton Clinic. These involve three injections, given when your child is 2, 4 and 6 months of age. Babies are more vulnerable so it’s important to give your child the earliest and best protection.
Babies over 1 year of age should get an immunisation at the doctor’s to protect against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. A follow-up dose is often given in schools at the age of 4-5, but can also be given by your doctor. Two doses give your child better protection.
Young People's Health
Dr Eoin Spillane and Dr Mairead Cassidy have special interests in young people's health concerns.
We can help you with common skin disorders, including acne, psoriasis and eczema. We also treat moles, warts, veruccae, ingrown toenails, etc.
Cervical Cancer Vaccine
The cervical cancer vaccine is available for girls and young women between 9 and 26. It is administered in three injections over 6 months. The vaccine needs to ordered and paid for in advance.