Mercer's Medical Centre | General Practice & Family Medicine

Mercer's Medical Centre

General Practice & Family Medicine

Well Person Checks

Well person checks are a specialised medical check-up, tailored to each patient which will provide you with a snap shot of you general health.  It is based on a physical examination as well as blood and other tests.

Initially each patient attends a 40 minute assessment with a practice nurse.  This will involve discussing a questionnaire investigating your past medical history and habits.  Following this, height weight and blood pressure is measured and urine is checked.  Blood tests are taken as appropriate for age, sex and medical and family history of the patient and the questionnaire discussed with the nurse.  The nurse will advise on a healthier lifestyle for you based on you questionnaire.  Blood tests can include a full blood count, kidney and liver blood tests, cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid test, and a prostate blood test for men where appropriate.  Please fast for 12 hours before your nurse’s appointment.

A follow-up 20 minute appointment with a doctor will be arranged ten days later.  At this appointment you will have a physical examination and the doctor will explain to you the results of the tests you had with the nurse earlier.

You will be provided with a copy of all your results to keep.

There will be a separate charge for these medicals, payable by all patients. View Our Fees ››

Please note that as this is a long consultation, you will be asked for your credit/laser card details to hold the appointment; if you do not attend and have not given us at least 12 hours' notice of cancellation, your card will be charged €45.

If you are interested in getting a snap shot of your health please contact our reception on (01) 402 2300.