Garden Lane Medical Centre19 Garden LaneChester, CH1 4ENTel: 01244 346677
Unfortunately we are having a few issues with our phone system this morning. All our calls will be diverted to a mobile phone therefore you may encounter a slightly longer wait whilst we work with our local IT to get a solution to the issue. We do apologise for any inconvenience. E-Consult is an alternate way of contacting the practice for advice from your Doctor.
Patient Access: When you request to book appointments online a print off with your log in details is generated and left for collection at the front desk. If you haven't received your log in details yet, why not ask the receptionist when you next visit the surgery!?
The following clinics are held at the Surgery. Please ask the receptionist or your doctor for details:
The District Nurses offer nursing care for patients who are housebound. To contact the District Nurses please call 01244 319189.
The Health Visitors will give advice on health care for babies and small children, expectant mothers, for the elderly and people with disabilities. They will also advise on immunisation for babies and small children. To contact the Health Visitors please call 01244 976225 for Blacon or 01244 398010 for Upton.
The Midwife monitors health care during pregnancy and visits mother and baby for the first few days following delivery. The midwife runs antenatal clinics at The Children's Centre, Victoria Road, Chester.
When you fall pregnant all you need to do is download the Pregnancy Advice & Information leaflet below. This contains all the relevant information you need about how to contact the midwife & also general health advice. Pregnancy Advice & Information Leaflet- West Cheshire CCG
Senior Clinics are held for elderly patients who have recently been under the care of the hospital.
Our nurses can help to look after patients already receiving treatment. These are some of the long-term problems that they have been trained to look after:
Please ask at Reception for information on how to book an appointment with our Smoking Cessation nurse.
If you require vaccinations for travel you will need an initial phone appointment with the nurse at least 6 weeks before you travel.
After the phone call, you will be booked an appointment to have the vaccinations if required. Please bring any records of previous vaccinations you have had with you.
You will be required to pay a fee for certain immunisations. This will be discussed with the nurse during your appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we are unable to make any travel advice appointments in the immediate short term due to capacity issues and demands on nurse appointments. There is a travel clinic available in Chester and patients are advised to contact the clinic on: 0151 705 3223 to discuss their travel needs at this moment. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope this will be resolved soon.
A range of minor surgical procedures are performed at the surgery. Your doctor will advise you as to which treatments are available.
If you are aged between 25 and 64 you are entitled to regular smear tests under the national cervical screening programme.
Smear tests are designed to reduce the number of women developing and dying from cervical cancer by detecting very early changes that can be simply treated.
Smear tests can be done at the surgery and local family planning and sexual health clinics.
Smear tests are normally offered every 3 years (every 5 years after aged 50). Please ask at Reception if you are unsure when your last smear was.
If you want to have your smear done at the surgery we are able to offer you an appointment in private, comfortable surroundings with an understanding practice nurse. Please ask about the appropriate time to have your smear done when booking your appointment.
Following a national outbreak of whooping cough, pregnant ladies are being offered the Pertussis vaccine to protect their unborn child.
You can have the vaccine from 16-38 weeks during your pregnancy or before the baby is 8 weeks old (during their first immunisations).
Ask at Reception for more details or to book an appointment.
Cheshire Change Hub is a programme that integrates key principles of healthy eating, behaviour change and physical activity and aims to help individuals start to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Cheshire Change Hub is a referral only service. Individuals must meet the inclusion criteria and can either be referred by a health professional or self-refer.
To find out more about the inclusion criteria and for further information regarding the programme click here or phone 0300 777 0033.
"Connecting You" is an information pack for patients with palliative care needs and their carer's and families. The pack has been developed following feedback from patients and carers about the difficulties in obtaining relevant information pertinent to palliative care needs in a timely manner.
The pack contains information on a variety of topics, including services who may be involved in a person's care, details of local support groups, planning for the future, support for carers and bereavement. The pack is designed as a tool to assist patients and carers in accessing information and isn't intended to replace conversations with health and social care professionals.
Click here for further information: www.westcheshireccg.nhs.uk/document_uploads/e-bulletin/ConnectingYou_Aug2015.pdf
The doctors will carry out medical examinations for employment and insurance purposes for patients who are registered at the practice. To arrange an appointment please contact Reception.
For more information on fees, click here.
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