Cork Menopause Clinic was established to help anyone concerned or troubled by menopause / perimenopause symptoms and effects. It is open to patients referred from other GPs/Consultants*. We operate on an appointment only basis.

*excepting registered patients of Blackrock Medical Centre who should make an enquiry to Mary Andrews in the first instance.

What Does A Consultation Entail?

Depending on the complexity of each case and clinical need, the overall time at the Clinic can vary.  However, first-time patients should allow a minimum of 1 hour for an appointment. A full first-time menopause consultation covers the following:

  • A thorough, detailed medical history-taking exercise incorporating presenting symptoms, quality of life assessment, cancer risk and contraception;
  • A clinical examination including breast and pelvis, if indicated;
  • Blood tests (preferably fasting) including hormone profile, if indicated;
  • Fracture & osteoporosis risk assessment;
  • Lifestyle review and advice;
  • Discussion regarding individual benefits and risks of HRT / other treatments;
  • Prescription for HRT, if indicated;
  • Management & follow-up plan.


A first visit to Cork Menopause Clinic costs €400 which includes:

  • An extended, in-depth consultation with Dr O’Driscoll (40 to 60 minutes).
  • Any examinations, including bloods, if indicated.
  • Any referrals for diagnostics, if indicated.
  • Any prescriptions required.
  • A follow-up/review appointment at 6 weeks by phone.
  • A discharge letter back to your own GP with management plan.

A €150 deposit is required to secure a first visit which is offset from the overall cost.

Requests for additional consultations outside of the above are charged at a rate of €150 for a physical visit or €70 for a phone consult.

Cork Menopause Clinic Consultation & Appointments