Dartford West Health CentreTower RoadDartfordKent, DA1 2HATel: 01322 223960
Saturday Commuter Clinics - these are for patients who are unable to get to the surgery during the week
Patients will be able to book these appointments two weeks in advance of the date, some appointments will be held and opened up the day before.
If you need a doctor in an emergency when we are closed call NHS 111
Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctor's discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment. Requests for prescriptions should be made in writing and either posted to us or put in the prescription box at reception. We are unable to take orders or issue repeat prescriptions at weekends, public holidays or out of normal surgery hours. Please allow three complete working days before collection and make allowances for weekends and public holidays. Where possible give exact drug names when ordering.
Patients sending a stamped, addressed envelope with their prescription request can have them posted back to them. Please allow one week for this service.
To avoid errors, repeat prescription requests are not taken over the telephone or fax (except for the housebound after agreement with the doctor).
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Patients who currently have gluten free foods on prescription should have by now have received a letter from the practice regarding these. We will only be providing long life bread, flour mixes, pasta and crackers on prescription. If you have any queries regarding this please contact Customer Services for the NHS in West Kent on 0800 0850 850.
Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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