Ante Natal Clinic
The midwife and Doctor hold this clinic each Tuesday morning from 11.00am to 12.30pm. Please make an appointment with the Doctor as soon as you think you are pregnant.
Child Health Surveillance
Our baby and child development assessment clinics are currently held on Friday mornings with the Doctor and Health Visitor. Appointments for immunisations and health checks are sent out by the Practice at the appropriate times. Click here for information about the immunisation schedule - or look in the Children's section of "Health and Lifestyle".
All woman over 50 years old will receive an appointment once every 3 years from the Breast Screening Programme based at Lurgan Hospital inviting you to have a mammogram. The Doctors in this Practice strongly recommend breast screening.
Care of the Elderly
We no longer send for patients over 75 for routine screening, however regular appointments are available. If you have not seen a doctor in the last three years and would like to be seen, you can make your appointment with reception in the usual way.
The Practice Nurses hold this clinic on a Monday afternoon, once a month. Appointments may also be sent out to diabetic patents at the Doctor's request throughout the year. If you have diabetes and feel that you have a problem related to your condition, please make an appointment to see your Doctor at normal Surgery times rather than wait until your next clinic appointment.
Chronic Disease Clinics
The Practice Nurses hold clinics for patients with Respiratory or Circulatory Disease. All patients with these problems are sent an appointment for annual review. However, if you feel that you have a problem related to your condition, please make an appointment to see your Doctor at normal Surgery times rather than wait until your next clinic appointment.
The Practice recommends that the elderly and those with diabetes, asthma or heart disease have flu vaccinations in the Autumn. If you are unable to attend the surgery for your vaccination, the District Nurse will be happy to do this for you in your own home.
Holiday Advice and Vaccination
If you are planning a holiday abroad please complete the travel Risk Assessment Form and return it to the Practice Nurse at least six weeks before you plan to leave, so that she can advise you of any special vaccinations you may require. We can then arrange a mutually convenient appointment time for the vaccinations to be given. For more information see "Travel".
We offer only a very limited Minor Surgery service, which consists of joint injections for pain relief, removal of lumps and bumps and toe nails. For pain relief please make an appointment to see Dr Patterson. For surgical procedures please make an appointment to see Dr Greer or Dr Major.
If you are thinking of starting a family, the Doctors, Nurses and Health Visitor are available to give advice on diet, smoking, immunity against Rubella, Folic acid supplements and to answer any queries you have.
If you are not thinking of startng a family, the Doctors are available to give advice on various methods of long acting reversible contraception. If you think you would like to discuss the use of an interuterine coil or Implanon implant please make an appointment to see Dr Greer. Click here for more information about reversible contraception.
It is important that all patients are covered for tetanus. The Doctors recommend that the vaccine is given every 10 years. If you require information about your state of immunity, ask one of the Receptionists. If necessary one of the Practice Nurses will arrangement an appointment for you to discuss further vaccinations.
GUM (Genito-urinary Medicine)
Genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics, also known as Sexual health clinics, provide tests for sexually transmitted infections. Click here for more information about the clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital and telephone numbers for other clinics throughout Northern Ireland. You do not need to be referred by your GP to get an appointment at these clinics.