Urgent Care Centre

Cork Emergency Departments


The Mercy Urgent Care Centre does treat:

  • Suspected broken bones in legs (from knees to toes)
  • Suspected broken bones to arm (from collar bone to finger tip)
  • All sprains and strains
  • Facial injuries
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Wounds, bites, cuts, grazes and scalp cuts
  • Splinters and fish hooks
  • Foreign bodies in eyes/ears/nose
  • Minor chest injuries

The Mercy Urgent care centre can take x-rays, apply plaster casts and stitches and has access to the Mercy University Hospital services.

NOT treated

The Mercy Urgent Care Centre does NOT treat:

  • Children under 10 years old
  • Injuries following a fall from a height or a serious road traffic crash
  • Serious head injuries
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Serious neck/back pain
  • Pregnancy related conditions
  • Pelvis or hip fractures

Mercy Urgent Care Centre St. Mary's Health Campus

(formerly St. Mary's Orthopaedic Hospital)

Gurranabraher, Cork city

(021) 4926900 www.muh.ie

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.


Opening hours

8 am to 6pm, 7 days a week

Who works at the Mercy Urgent Care Centre?

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 Mercy Urgent Care Centre?

Anyone from Cork city and county or visitors from outside de Real Capital can come to the Mercy Urgent Care Centre.

How much does it cost to go to the Urgent care Centre

Patients with full medical cards

No charge

Patients with valid medical/GP referral letter

No charge

Non medical card holders
The same fee as for the Emergency Department applies

Currently €100

Non-EU short term visitors
The same fee as for the Emergency Department applies

Currently €200

Where can I get more information on the Mercy Urgent care Centre?

www.muh.ie Tel: (021) 4926900

Where should I go if i have pain from a long standing injury?

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

In an emergency...

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


Patient Clinical Advice Leaflets

Mercy Urgent Care Centre Poster

MUCC Patient information Leaflet

Mercy Urgent Care Sticker

Patient Clinical Advice Leaflets

Content by CNM Nuala Coughlan, Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 19/09/2012. Last review Dr ÍOS 17/06/21.