Mitcham Medical CentreTel: 020 8648 3234
Tooting BranchTel: 020 8672 1948
Changes in our Opening Times:
Mondays & Fridays (Tooting branch) - 8.30am - 20.30pm (from 1st October 2014)
The practice offers antenatal and postnatal care. Please ask our receptionists for timings.
The doctors and health visitor run baby clinics for child health surveillance and immunising your children and allow an opportunity to discuss other problems.
Our Health Care Assistants is available by appointment for advice on smoking, weight control and help towards achieving a healthy lifestyle.
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients between the ages of 25 and 64 are advised to have regular smear tests with our practice nurses. We also perform screening for Chlamydia for patients who are sexually active.
The practice offers support for those patients trying to quit smoking. Our nurses are trained to give smoking cessation counselling and offer nicotine replacement therapy. An appointment may be booked at reception.
Patients wishing to be referred to our counsellors should consult with the doctor in the first instance. Patients should be aware that they may have to commit themselves to weekly counselling sessions at the surgery during working hours.
Please make an appointment to see our nurses at least 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.
We are an appointed yellow fever vaccination centre.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients over 65 and those with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, and residents of nursing homes. Please contact the reception staff in October for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. Please note the flu vaccination cannot give you the flu.
Pneumonia vaccinations are available all year for the same category of patients. One pneumonia vaccination will provide lifetime cover.
We have a phlebotomist who comes on Thursday mornings at our Mitcham surgery thus saving you a trip to the hospital if you require blood tests.The practice also has a physiotherapist at our Mitcham Practice. Referral is via a doctor only.
Certain services such as private sick notes, insurance claim forms, passport applications and some medical examinations are not covered by the NHS, and charges are made in line with BMA recommendations. The doctors also perform medical examinations for insurance, employment, driving licences, etc. Prices can be obtained from reception.
Please call between 11am and 3.30pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
Our practice nurses deal with immunisations, vaccinations, cervical screening, family planning, ear syringing and dressings. They are also involved in asthma and diabetic monitoring and health promotion.
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