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Dartford West Health CentreTower RoadDartfordKent, DA1 2HATel: 01322 223960
Please be aware that Healthera will no longer be taking order for prescriptions from 30th September. You can still order your prescription by using any of the following:
- signing up the the NHS App;
- by email to prescriptions.OrchardPractice@nhs.net
- by blue slip or letter
Please note, we are not able to take prescription requests over the phone.
These clinic's are now held at various Children's Clinic's depending on the area that you live in and you will be advised of which centre to attend
This clinic is run on Thursday mornings by appointment with Dr Chen and is for child development checks and allows an opportunity to discuss other problems eg sleeping, feeding and child health worries with a doctor.
Thursday 9.00am - 1.00pm (childhood immunisations - with Ella or Sue)
This is run by practice nurse Val in conjunction with Dr Taylor, by appointment only. A letter will be sent inviting patients to attend.
Contraceptive care is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours.
Appointments can be made at reception to see a nurse for these checks.
If you are 75 years or over, you can have an annual check with the practice nurse.
This is run by Ella Edwards, by appointment only.
Monday 8:00am - 12:00 noon, Tuesday 8:00 - 12:30, Wednesday 8:00am to 12:30pm & 1:30pm to 3:30pm and Thursday 8:00am - 10:30am
Patients are seen by appointment only. The first ten appointments of the morning clinics are set aside for patients who need a fasting blood test.
The aim of our practice in this respect is to identify any possible risk factors early on and to prevent them from causing ill health later in life. For this reason, you may be asked about your drinking, smoking and exercise habits occasionally. This is wise when patients have a family history of stroke, heart disease and diabetes etc.
Dr Saad will carry out minor surgical procedures at the surgery by appointment only and the doctors will be happy to advise you on this.
Our practice nursing team cover lots of nursing issues among them changing dressings should you need to have this done. We have some appointments at the end of each clinic for emergencies should dressings need to be changed.
You are requested to telephone the surgery after 2.00pm to obtain the results of your tests.
This gives the doctors time to assess the results that they have received during the morning.
Reception may give you the result as written by the doctor or ask you to make an appointment with the doctor.
Receception staff are not able to read results for you so please do not ask.
It is practice policy to give results to the patient personally or, if in the case of a child, to the parents only.
If you require travel immunisations you should collect a travel form from the surgery and make an appointment to see one of our nurses.
If you require Yellow Fever you will need to make a separate appointment with Redwood Practice for which there will be a cost.
Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations are recommended to everyone over 65 years of age. They are also recommended for patients under 65 with heart, lung or kidney disease, asthma, diabetes, BMI 40+, or any other 'at risk' group.
Please contact the reception staff in September for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery on medical grounds, we will arrange for one of our nursing staff to visit you, to arrange this please telephone the surgery with your details.
Special medical examinations such as pre-employment, insurance and driving medicals usually take place outside surgery hours. Please ring the surgery and request the information that you require.
FEES for Non-NHS Services
Below are just a few of the costs that will be incurred. Please telephone the surgery for any further information.
Private Certificate £17.00
Insurance claim form £50.00
Holiday cancellation £32.00
Sickness/accident insurance benefit claim form £32.00
To whom it may concern letters range from £15-£25 depending on content
HGV/Taxi/LGV/PCV Medical etc £100.00
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