Central SurgeryLowe House Healthcare Resource Centre103 Crab StreetSt Helens, WA10 2DJTel: 01744 627660
Once you have registered for online access you can beat the queue and book appointments online, order repeat prescriptions and view some areas of your medical records, such as test results. To register you will need to call in to the Practice with photographic ID and recent proof of address.
St Helens Gateway is a community hub of information; bringing together all health, social care and wellbeing information and services into one central place.http://www.sthelensgateway.info/
Rachel Deas is available to deal with chronic disease management. We have regular clinics for COPD, CHD and Diabetes.
Health Care Assistant
Sue Moran & Jennifer Pye are available to deal with BP’s, new patient checks and other routine appointments.
Over 75’s health check
All patients 75 and over will be reviewed and have two health checks every 12 months.
Health Promotion & General Clinic
Services are available by appointment with our Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant, Monday to Friday . A doctor is usually available if required. Services include Asthma, Diabetes and Hypertension (BP) management, Cardiac, COPD, Well Woman and Well Man clinics. Also available is advice on lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, exercise, counselling, diet, weight control.
Friday 09:00 — 11:30 by appointment with doctor and midwife.
Immunisation (Children and Adults)
Any morning or evening by appointment. For more updated information please go to the NHS Choices website.
There is no longer a baby clinic held at the surgery but if you would like some advice on immunisations please make an appointment to see the nurse. If you need any specialist advice you can contact the Health Visitor Lowe House HCRC, available on 01744 624140. Clinic is available on Thursday morning 09:00 – 11:30.
Advice is available from Doctors/Nurse by appointment. If emergency contraception requested (morning after pill) please inform the receptionist.
Cervical Smear Tests
We recommend that all women who are or have been sexually active between the ages of 25 and 50 years have a smear test every three years and every 5 years thereafter up to 64. If you want further information please speak to our Practice Nurse.
The Practice offers a family planning service, consisting of oral contracptives and "the morning after" pill.
Advice is available and is recommended. Please complete this travel questionnaire and hand in at reception. See the above “Travel Vaccinations” tab for more information and a questionnaire which must be completed 8 weeks before you travel.
Phlebotomy Times (Bloods)
There is a phlebotomy clinic based in the Lowe House building and this open from 08:00 until 11:30 Monday to Friday. For days and times of other phlebotomy clinics, Community Blood Clinic
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel please 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 which vaccinations are required.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY APPROXIMATELY 2-3 DAYS AFTER SUBMITTING THE FORM TO OBTAIN ADVICE REGARDING YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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