(021) 427 1971    


Mercy Urgent Care Centre
St Mary’s Health Campus 
(formerly St. Mary's Orthopaedic Hospital)
Cork City 


Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week

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Due to the Red Weather Warning for tomorrow Friday 18th the Urgent Care Centre will not open until 9:30am


The Mercy Urgent Care Centre is at St. Mary’s Health Campus, Gurranabraher, Cork city on the grounds of the former St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital.

There is plenty of parking available outside the centre. Bus Route 202 (Mahon to Knocknaheeny), stops outside the entrance to St. Mary’s Health Campus. The North Orbital Bus 201 stops at Cork University Hospital and on Harbour View Road, which is only minutes walk from the Mercy Urgent Care Centre.

Tel:  021-492 6900

Fax:  021-424 8114

PLEASE NOTE:  Mercy University Hospital main number:  021-427 1971


What is an Urgent Care Centre?

The Mercy Urgent Care Centre at St. Mary’s Health Campus offers assessment and treatment to anyone who has had a recent minor injury, for example, suspected broken bones, minor burns and scalds or cuts.

The centre is led by a consultant in emergency medicine; and we provide a full range of urgent care services (for example: stitching and application of plaster of paris).  We can refer to all hospital services of Mercy University Hospital.


What CAN be treated?

  • Suspected broken bones to legs (from knees to toes)
  • Suspected broken bones to arms (from collar bone to finger tips)
  • All sprains and strains
  • Facial injuries
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Wounds, bites cuts and grazes, including scalp lacerations
  • Splinters
  • Foreign bodies in eyes / ears / nose
  • Minor chest injuries.
*Above list should be recent injuries.

What CANNOT be treated?

  • Children under 10 years old
  • Injuries following a fall from a height or a serious road traffic accident
  • Serious head injuries
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Serious neck/back pain
  • Pregnancy related conditions
  • Pelvis or hip fractures.
*The above list is not exhaustive.


Patients with full medical cards No Charge
Patients with valid medical/GP referral letter No Charge
Non-medical card holders

Currently €75
Non-EU short term visitors
The same fee as for the Emergency Department applies
Currently €224


The Mercy Urgent Care Centre is staffed by a team, led by a consultant in emergency medicine, including doctors, clinical nurse managers, staff nurses, radiographers, multi-task attendants, physiotherapists, social workers, pharmacists and clerical staff.


Who can use the Urgent Care Centre?

 Anyone from Cork city and county or those visiting from elsewhere can come to the Mercy Urgent Care Centre.

Opening Times

The Mercy Urgent Care Centre is open from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. After 6 pm please go to the Emergency Department at Mercy University Hospital or Cork University Hospital.

Long-Standing Injury

If you have a pain from a long standing injury, please go to your GP.


 In An Emergency.....  Please go to the Emergency Department at Mercy University Hospital or Cork University Hospital or call an ambulance on 999 or 112.



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Patient Information Leaflets