Primary Healthcare

Merchants Quay Ireland provides a number of essential primary healthcare services, including mental health care, GP and nursing services. At MQI, our clients have access to:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Dental team
  • Mental health team
  • Acupuncturist
  • And chiropodist

Our healthcare facilities are based in our Riverbank Open Access Centre.

Nursing and GP Services

Our GP and Nursing staff strive for compassion in the face of tremendous demand. Marguerite is our resident nurse and goes above and beyond her call of duty – accompanying people to A&E, treating overdoses on the streets and giving people respite in the nurse’s room. We mix this with the leading practices on issues such as wound care, blood testing, sexual health, medication management, and gender-specific health issues.

Our GP services operate during the following times:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 9 am – 12:30 pm, and 2 pm – 4 pm

Wednesday and Thursday: 2 pm – 4 pm


Our nursing services operate during the following times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am – 12:30 pm, and 2 pm – 4 pm

Thursday: 2 pm – 4:30 pm

The Dental Team

Our dental service is currently suspended in line with HSE guidelines. We will update our website and social media channels once it resumes. 

Our dental service operates on a drop-in basis in the afternoons, and a structured appointment-based service in the mornings, allowing the dental team to provide longer, extensive treatments including; oral surgery, full oral rehabilitation work, molar root canals, and surgical extractions.

Our dental service operates during the following times:

Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am – 1pm (appointment), and 1:45pm – 4pm (drop-in)

The Mental Health Team

At MQI, we know that there is a significant demand for crisis support services.  Having a mental health team in our service means our clients no longer have to wait for hours in A & E and can get their issues dealt with before they turn into a full-blown crisis.

Our Mental Health Service operates on a referral basis, during the following times;

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 am – 8 pm

Thursday: 1:45pm – 8pm

Other Services

The healthcare needs of those who are homeless can be complex, and MQI has responded to this by expanding our services to meet the growing need for a fully multi-disciplinary approach. We offer a counselling service for homeless people, which works on two levels:

  • We offer a brief crisis counselling service that is targeted at those in distress.
  • We offer medium – long term counselling, relating to a range of issues such as relationships, bereavement, and drug use.

Our counselling service operates during the following time, by appointment;

Monday – Wednesday and Friday: 9 am – 3 pm

Thursday: 1:45pm – 3pm

You can download a detailed timetable for all our services here.

For general information inquiries please phone 01 524 0924 or email

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