GP/GDP Referral Form/Health link
There are now two ways to refer a patient:
2. Health Link
Please use this form to refer a patient to the Dental School and Hospital. Once completed it can be returned by fax to:
Restorative Dept - Fax 021 434 5737
Oral Surgery Dept - Fax 021 490 1179
This form can also be sent by post to University Dental School and Hosptial, Wilton, Cork.
Please also see below a poster which can be downloaded and displayed in your clinic.
Urgent Referrals to the Oral Surgery Department for suspected malignant tumours.
Cork University Dental School and Hospital are committed to ensuring that a streamlined system for referrals from GP’s and GDP’s is in place. As part of this process we have been included in the National Health Messaging broker “Healthlink”.
This is a free web based messaging service which is funded by the HSE. It allows for the secure transmission of clinical patient information between hospitals, healthcare agencies, GP’s and can also be used by GDP’s. Referrals can be sent through this system, an acknowledgement will issue to the referring practitioner confirming that the referral has been received. Previously this system was in use for GP’s only, however Healthlink have confirmed that GDP’s can also use the system. As an interim measure you will need to apply using your dental council registration number in the medical council registration field. We have requested Healthlink to change their website to reflect the extension of this to GDP’s so please bear with us whilst these changes are underway. Please note that we cannot treat patients using their medical cards, should the GDP wish to have the patient treated under this scheme you will need to refer the patient to the Principal Dental Surgeon in the first instance for approval, they will then forward the approval to ourselves. Please note that we only accept patients under our service level agreement with the HSE from the South/South West HSE area. If you wish to begin using this free system to submit your referrals electronically, please click on the following link
You will need to apply and once you have been set up, you will have the facility to send referrals electronically to Cork University Dental School and Hospital as well as the HSE hospitals.