A county councillor doesn't accept that SouthDoc has had to limit hours at its Listowel centre at weekends and bank holidays, because of a shortage of GPs.
In a letter to Kerry County Council in response to a motion tabled on the issue, SouthDoc says the reduction in hours was made as there aren't enough GPs available.
The out-of-hours service says it's hard to attract GPs to work in rural areas like North Kerry, particularly at weekends and bank holidays.
Sinn Féin councillor Tom Barry says it's a vitally important service that needs to be maintained.
He wants to meet the HSE and the board of management of SouthDoc to address issues and concerns: