168 Portsmouth RoadCobhamSurrey, KT11 1HTTel: 01932 867231
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All the General Practitioners provide General Medical Services including treatment and advice on acute and chronic illnesses and chronic disease management. All the General Practitioners provide general contraceptive services except coil fittings.
Further services provided either by the General Practitioners or nurses include cervical smears, maternity services, some minor surgery, childhood surveillance, vaccinations and immunisation including flu vaccinations, travel vaccinations, repeat prescriptions, ear syringing and smoking cessation advice.
Additional health professionals based at the Health Centre include district nurses, health visitors, a visiting midwife and some visiting Consultant specialists.
Please note that we no longer offer Cryotherapy for the treatment of warts or verrucas as there are newer, proven therapies available in your local pharmacy.
We support all the national screening programmes, including mammography and cervical smears. We recommend that patients take up all screening offered.
Blood samples are taken by our visiting phlebotomist on three mornings per week. Appointments for blood tests are made through the receptionists.
Telephone 01483 783340 at the nearest clinic.
Cobham Care is an organisation of Volunteer Drivers able to drive the elderly patients of Cobham Health Centre, without means of transport, to appointments at health centres, clinics or hospitals. They are based in Cobham and can be contacted through the Clinic Administrator at the Health Centre (telephone 01932 867231 and select option 5). A week’s notice is required where possible, and they will do their best to find an available driver, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. However, as this service is provided by volunteers, occasionally patients may have to use other means of transport. Transportation to most local hospitals can usually be arranged, however hospitals in London, St Helier and Ashford are not covered.
Cobham Care have a limited number of drivers and are always needing new drivers to make up the numbers of those who are retiring, unwell or unable to find the time. Please phone Sheila Arnoldi on 01932 863550 or Paula Young on 01932 865235 for further information on volunteering as a driver.
The Health Centre does not provide a minor injuries service. Patients should attend an Accident & Emergency Department, or it may be more convenient to attend a Walk-In Centre.
Weybridge Walk in Centre will be closed indefinitely following a fire that destroyed the building in the early hours of Wednesday 12 July 2017.
Patients needing advice and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses should go to Woking or Ashford Walk in Centres. These are open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. Pay and display parking operates at both sites.
The walk-in centre has been developed to provide a minor injuries service and provide an alternative resource for dealing with other ailments. No appointment is necessary. The walk-in centre does not provide services for children under 2 years or for problems related to pregnancy or dental problems.
Please arrange your travel vaccinations at least six to eight weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception. Payment must be in cash, cheque or card (not AMEX).
The practice is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel assessment form (see further information below) and make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out a travel assessment form and send it back to us BEFORE seeing the nurse. This will save time. The travel assessment form can be obtained from reception or downloaded by clicking on the link below. The form needs to be sent back to us either by post or by fax, before your first appointment.
Travel Vaccination Assessment Form.pdf
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
We advise all adults that they should be protected from tetanus. For immunised adults who have received five doses, either in childhood or adulthood, booster doses are not recommended other than at the time of tetanus prone injuries, i.e. dog bites or gardening injuries. All adults should have received a full course of polio vaccine during childhood. If you were born before 1958, or think you have missed out on this please consult the practice nurse.
Every October, we try to protect all our patients aged over 65 and those patients under 65 in at risk groups (listed here). Appointments are given with the practice nurse for the influenza vaccination. We also offer a vaccination to protect against pneumonia. In most cases the pneumonia vaccination is required only once in a lifetime.
The nurse will discuss this with you when you attend for flu vaccination. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the practice nurse for the flu vaccination.
If you are housebound and so unable to attend the surgery, a home visit can be arranged for flu vaccination.
Immunisation clinics are carried out between 1:20p.m. - 4:00p.m. on Thursday afternoons. These clinics are run by a general practitioner and practice nurses. To book an appointment contact the Health Centre receptionists.
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, e.g. insurance and driving licence, by appointment outside normal clinic times.
Please telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment. Please ask at reception for an indication of the charges for these services.
You are very welcome to register as a private patient with any doctor in the practice. Please let the receptionist know that you are wishing to register privately, rather than as an NHS patient. Private patients book directly with their own doctor, not through the NHS system.
Private appointments cannot be made on a 'one off basis for NHS patients. Unfortunately at present we are not allowed to issue NHS prescriptions to patients who are registered with us privately.
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