Clinics & Services
Practice Nurse Services
The Practice Nurses and Phlebotomists consult on an appointment only basis:
Blood tests, dressings, ear syringing, contraceptive checks, HRT checks, travel immunisations.
Run by our own Practice Nurses these are held at various times throughout the week for the convenience of working females and young mothers. You will be recalled automatically for your appointments.
The Family Planning Services is a run by a Practice Nurse during routine consulting hours with support from the GPs and we provides annual review.
The Practice Nursing Team hold a clinic for INR (Warfarin) every Tuesday. Patients are given their results immediately plus details of their dosage and their next appointment.
Duty Team Clinic
The Duty Team Nurse-Led Clinic deals with minor problems e.g. sore throats, skin rashes and minor infections. Administration staff are required will ask brief details of your problem to ensure that you are given an appropriate appointment. The Duty Team Nurse may give health education advice or recommend prescriptions.
Clinics are held in October/November and involve GP’s, Practice and Community Nursing Teams. Notices will appear locally as well as discussions when attending other appointments, or by direct contact from the practice by letter or phone call.
Certain services are offered outwith the NHS for which a fee is payable as recommended by the British Medical Association e.g. private medical examinations, travel immunisations, completion of insurance claim forms etc. The current charges are displayed in the surgery. Overseas visitors may also be charged as private patients. We do not provide a service for Occupational Medicals.
Additional Optional Service Offered By Practice
Travel Immunisation Advice
All other travel: offered at the discretion of the Practice. Any patient requesting travel advice can only be seen in Ardach if their departure is more than six weeks ahead. You will require to complete a travel risk assessment form (available under the travel vaccinations tab) and once we receive your form you will be contacted by a member of our travel team who will provide information on recommended immunisations. There is a charge for certain travel immunisations.
We do not provide an occupational health travel service.
If the timescales are too short you may contact Occupational Health in Elgin 01343 567386, Capita on 01224 669000, Bairds Pharmacy in Keith 01542 882512, Parkhead Pharmacy in Hopeman 01343 830249 or Duke Street Pharmacy in Huntly 01466 792141.
Chiropody (NHS Service)
The Chiropodist offers treatment under the NHS for qualifying patients. Appointments are arranged directly from the Chiropody Service following referral from your Doctor. They encourage all able-bodied patients to come along to the Centre.
District Nurses (NHS Service)
The District Nursing staff based at Ardach may be contacted on 01542 837122. If they are not available please leave a message on their answering machine and they will contact you on their return.
Community Midwife (NHS Service)
The Community Midwife team working from Ardach may be contacted on 01542 837144. If they are not available please leave a message on their answering machine and they will contact you on their return.
To book your first midwife appointment please contact the health centre, there is also a booking pack available at reception with all the information you will need during your pregnancy.
Community Midwives. Routine antenatal appointments are available on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday's all day to book this please telephone the health centre on 0345 099 7200.
Run by the Community Midwives for prospective mothers and fathers.
Breast Feeding Group
Run by the Health Visiting team (Health Visitors/Nursery Nurse/Health Support Worker)
Health Visitors and School Nurses
The Health Visiting staff are based at Ardach may be contacted on 01542 837111 and The School Nursing Team may be contacted on 01542 837133. If they are not available please leave a message on their answering machine and they will contact you when they return to Ardach.
Post Natal Group
The Health Visiting Team offer a 6 week course including baby massage for 3 weeks and health promotion topics chosen by the parents including resuscitation.
PEEP (Peers early education partnership)
PEEP is lively and fun. For an hour you can come along and sing songs, share books, play and explore with your baby and share information and ideas about your baby and their learning. We talk about routines, development, books and weaning and look at why it is important for babies to play and explore.
Developmental checks are carried out by your Health Visitor at home or in the clinic setting
The Health Visiting Team hold clinics in Ardach on a Wednesday and Friday
The Health Visiting Team offer individual or group sessions using the Tripe P Programme (Positive Parenting Programme).