CHANGES TO SERVICES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
KEITH HEALTH CENTRE IS NOT CLOSED
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE ARE CURRENTLY TRYING TO MINIMISE THE RISK TO BOTH PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE STAFF BY RESTRICTING THE FOOTFALL THROUGH THE SURGERY. FOR THIS REASON THE SURGERY DOOR IS NOW LOCKED.
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not call or attend the surgery. Go to the NHS Inform website at https://www.nhsinform.scot for guidance in the first instance. If you still have concerns or need further advice, you should call 111.
NON COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
If you feel that you need to be seen with non Covid-19 related symptoms, please call the surgery on 0345 337 9944 between 8am and 10am or between 2pm and 3.30pm. A GP or senior nurse will call you back to discuss your symptoms and will allocate a telephone consultation, arrange for you to attend the surgery, or organise a home-visit if this is deemed necessary. Prior to entering the surgery you will be asked whether you, or anyone you have been in contact with, have any COVID symptoms.
Any patient requiring essential blood tests will be contacted and an appointment arranged at the surgery. Those attending will be given instructions by our team as to how to gain access to the building. Please note that all routine clinics have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
We would ask you to order your repeat medication either through our (24 hour) Prescription Line on
01542 881001, or via our Online Service. Please do not submit paper re-order forms at present. All prescriptions will be sent to the chemist of your choice. If you have not already indicated a chemist, please do so when ordering. Please only order medicines that you require – you do not need to over order at this time. https://www.nhsinform.scot
For queries about contraception, please phone the surgery and ask for a Contraception Telephone Consultation with the nurse.
NEW BABY REGISTRATIONS AND 6 WEEK BABY CHECKS
Please be advised that you can still register your baby without the white form from the Registrars. 6 week checks are continuing at present. Your Health Visitor will contact you to arrange this.
NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS
If you have recently moved to the area and still have not registered with the practice, we can post or email an application to you to complete and send back in the same way. Please ensure that one form is completed for each member of the household.
KEITH HEALTH CENTRE
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 0345 337 9944
(Site updated 06/05/2020)