C/O Bellshill Community Health ClinicGreenmoss PlaceBellshill, ML4 1PSTel: 01698 575738
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH NASAL FLU VACCINE THIS YEAR AND THIS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN TIME FOR OCTOBER'S CLINIC THIS IS FOR UNDER 18s IN A RISK CATEGORY.
Our two nurses run specialised clinics as well as offering advice on health promotion e.g. smoking cessation. You can make an appointment to see the nurse by yourself or on the advice of a doctor. The practice nurses are available to speak to by telephone daily. Please phone on 01698 575738.
This team is based at the Bellshill Community Clinic, Greenmoss Place, Bellshill (01698 575700). The team includes Health Visitors who care for children and the elderly and District Nurses who provide nursing services to the housebound.
These facilities are based in the Bellshill Community Clinic, Greenmoss Place, Bellshill (01698 575700). To be seen you must have a referral from your doctor or practice nurse and you will be given an appointment to attend.
If the doctor or nurse wish you to have a blood test you will be given an appointment with the phlebotomist who is specially trained to take blood.
All the doctors and Sister Turnbull can give advice on contraception. If you are considering Nexplanon insertion or removal you should arrange a telephone consultation with Dr Ruthven or Dr Haggerty.
Should you need an insurance, employment or other medical please inform the receptionist who will arrange a special appointment.
The community midwives run these clinics every Wednesday in the surgery.
You may be asked to attend these clinics by your GP or nurse so that your long term disease can be appropriately monitored. You may also make an appointment yourself if you feel you would benefit from attending.
In order to provide the best possible care, a doctor may have to examine you. Occasionally this might require examination of intimate areas. We understand that such examinations can be both stressful and embarrassing. If this sort of examination is necessary:
The doctors and nursing staff will be happy to discuss any of your concerns about the above
Hepatitis C is treatable for most people. It is possible to live a normal life if you have it. A simple confidential test can let you know if you have Hepatitis C.
How do you get it?
Hepatitis C is a virus that is transmitted (passed on) by infected body fluids. It is mainly transmitted throught contact with the blood of an infected person. This is commonly referred to as blood to blood contact which means you can get Hepatitis C when infected blood finds its way into your bloodstream and the virus is able to survive and multiply to establish an infection. In terms of an average healthy lifestyle, the opportunities for that to happen are quite rare.
Risk factors, who is at risk of Hepatitis C?
You should consider a test for Hepatitis C if you have ever been at risk of exposure to the virus. This includes anyone who:
To have a test please make a telephone appointment with a GP and we can book you an appointment for a blood test.
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