Whenever possible please attend the surgery as this saves valuable time. Patients who think they may require a home visit should telephone if possible before 10am.
The receptionist will need your (the patient’s) full name, address and telephone no. You may be advised that a doctor will telephone you to discuss your need for a home visit.
It is quite safe to bring children with high temperatures to the surgery by car; they will be seen more quickly and, if infectious, in a separate room. If at all possible, please try to come to the surgery where full medical facilities are available.
House visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.
Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Health Centre.