Rowhedge Medical Practice Tel: 01206 728585
Univ. of Essex Medical PracticeTel: 01206 794484 (on campus ext. 3699)
If you have an urgent medical problem, you will be assessed by one of our triage nurses. They can often deal with your problem without your having to wait to see a doctor. If appropriate, the triage nurse will arrange for a Doctor to see you at an appropriate time.
Appointments are available for general nursing care and vaccinations
The practice offers local access to the following services:
Ruth Blackett, our nurse practitioner offers an acute illness clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She is able to deal with most new problems, such as infections, minor injuries & onset of acute symptoms. She is able to prescribe from the practice formulary and has access to a GP opinion should the need arise.
The practice offers local access to the following services
The GP Care Adviser service is being reinstated at Rowhedge Surgery, and this will be available on a Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Care Advisers can help patients with a range of information, advice, support and assistance in obtaining services from other agencies and can also make contact with other agencies on the patient's behalf. Some of the help they can provide is listed below:
Please let reception know if you need to see a care adviser and they will organise an appointment or arrange for the care adviser to contact you.
If you wish to ring for the results of your blood tests, please wait until the afternoon, at least until 1.30pm.
The doctors and nurse practitioner give advice on all methods of contraception.
The emergency contraceptive pill is available from the University Health Centre and Rowhedge Surgery free of charge. The Walk in Centre in Colchester will provide treatment if the Health Centre is closed. Family Planning Clinics (details on 01206 868686) will also supply treatment. Pharmarcies will supply the tablet but the cost is approximately £25.00.
Remember - it is important to take the tablet as soon as possible after having unprotected sex.
Further information can be obtained from the Family Planning Association (FPA) - see web link.
University Students please note : Condoms are available for men and women under the age of 25. The over 25’s can get free condoms from the local family planning clinic.
Chlamydia testing is available for women.
The practice is taking part in the Chlamydia screening programme for under 25 year olds. Please take a screening kit from the entrance area. Blue packs are for men and Pink packs are for women.
We strongly recommend that all women over the age of 25 attend for regular smear (pap) tests.
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