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Tax Relief on Medical Expenses

What category of Health Expenses qualify for tax relief? Only health expenses incurred in the provision of ‘health care’ qualify for tax relief. What is ‘health care’? For the purpose of claiming tax relief ‘health care’ means prevention, diagnosis, alleviation or treatment of – an ailment an injury an infirmity a defect a disability and includes care received by a woman in respect of a pregnancy as well as routine maternity care. What are qualifying health expenses? Qualifying health expenses includes the following: – doctors’ and consultants’ fees diagnostic procedures carried

Hay Fever

Pollen season is well and truly here given the recent good weather. We've put together some helpful tips on how to prevent hayfever: Avoid cutting grass, playing or walking in grassy areas, and camping. Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting in your eyes when you are outdoors. Change your clothes and take a shower after being outdoors to remove the pollen on your body. Try to stay indoors when the pollen count is high (over 50). Keep windows and doors shut in the house.

Sun Care

Using sunscreen alone is not enough to protect your skin from UV damage. Aim to follow the four steps of the SunSmart to get the best protection and check the UV Index daily. Visit Irish Cancer Society for more information. Step 1: Get some shade UV rays are usually at their strongest between 11am and 3pm in Ireland. Plan your day so that you know you will be able to go into the shade as much as possible between those times. This

Head Lice

Head lice are transmitted by close head-to-head contact with someone who has head lice. The lice cannot fly, jump or swim, but they can climb from one hair to another, this is why children are often affected. A head lice infestation is not the result of dirty hair or poor hygiene. Head lice can affect all types of hair irrespective of its condition and length. Head lice only affect humans and cannot be passed on to animals or be caught from

Weight Management Services

If you are struggling with your weight and have tried other diet methods without success, please enquire in Cootehill Careplus Pharmacy about NewWeigh Medical Weight Management. NewWeigh has two diet plans, which are fully supervised in our pharmacy. Both Plans combine confidential weigh-ins and advice. Total Diet Replacement (TDR) Plan • Replacement of all ordinary foods with a nutrient complete formulation.   This strict dieting phase continues until you reach your desired weight or wish to stop. • Completion of a medical questionnaire and approval

Blister Packed Medicines

If you, or someone you know, is finding it difficult to remember if they have taken, or when to take their tablets, we can help. We can put your tablets into sealed weekly blister trays, organised by the day of the week and the time of day. You then simply pop the tablets out of the blister according to the day/time.This service is particularly suited to patients are on a large number of tablets.Please ask us in store if you feel

Prescription Services

At McCrystal’s Pharmacy we dispense prescriptions on the following range of schemes: General Medical Services (Medical Card): We dispense on this scheme to all those with medical cards. Doctors may write a once off prescription or a three month prescription. Once off medical card prescription forms are green and comprise of two sheets in total and three month forms are white and comprise of six sheets in total. All remaining sheets of the three month prescription must be brought to the pharmacy

Health Screening

Please enquire in store about making an appointment for the various tests. The tests are explained in greater detail below: Cholesterol Test Cholesterol is a hard, waxy substance and is one of the main fats found in the blood. The two main types are the harmful LDL (low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol and the beneficial HDL (high-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol. A certain amount of Cholesterol is vital for the normal functioning of the body but high Cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Emergency Contraception

Morning After Pill (Emergency Contraception) Emergency contraception (ECP) is available in Ireland without a prescription. Medical Card holders can get it free of charge from the pharmacy without having to see a doctor. If you do not have a medical card a fee will apply. There are currently 2 versions of the ECP available without prescription. Levonorgestrel must be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of sex to be effective, Ulipristal must be taken within 120 hours (5 days). Both are more effective the quicker

Flu Vaccine Service

Flu Vaccine Service One of our trained pharmacists will provide this service in our consultation room. The vaccine is available in two forms: • by injection (please contact us to find out if you entitled to a free vaccination or if a fee shall apply) • by nasal spray for children aged 2-17 (free service) For further information see Your vaccination appointment in Cootehill Careplus Pharmacy can be booked using this link or by telephone on 049-555-6666. Your appointment in both our Staywell