If you feel you warrant a home visit please contact reception before 10.30 am whenever possible to arrange this. The receptionist will ask you the nature of your illness–this helps the doctors assess the urgency for planning their calls and allows urgent visits to be dealt with promptly. Sometimes a GP will contact you prior to a visit to discuss the situation first.
Home visits are normally carried out after the morning surgeries have finished. Non urgent visits may be deferred until another day. In some cases, telephone advice from the doctor may be all that is required to deal with the problem. We realise that most patients do try to come to the medical practice if they can and we are very grateful for this.
If we can see you at the health centre we have better facilities available to help you. Home visits tend to be reserved for frail elderly patients who are housebound. We generally don’t visit children or young adults at home and we can’t provide transport to the surgery.