Claims Donegal GPs are wrongly charging for blood tests

A Donegal TD has called on anyone being charged by their GP for blood test to contact the local the HSE Consumer Services Officer.

Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle says he has been contacted by constituents informing him they have been charged for blood tests by their doctor.

He says under the General Medical Services contract G.P.’s should be providing blood tests free when it forms part of the clinical investigation and necessary treatment of patient’s symptoms.

This applies to medical card and GP visit card holders.

Deputy Pringle says if you feel you have been wrongly charged, then you should report it:

The HSE Consumer Services Officer can be contacted on 91 89016.