Holmes Chapel Health Centre - General Information
Due to the current pandemic our opening hours have changed, we are now open 8am - 6:30pm Monday to Friday. We will be closed between 13:00 - 14:00 daily.
DO NOT ATTEND THE HEALTH CENTRE IF YOU OR A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER HAVE A COUGH OR A TEMPERATURE, OR A LOSS OR CHANGE IN YOUR NORMAL SENSE OF TASTE OR SMELL.
Due to the building work we will no longer have a waiting room for the next 5 - 6 weeks. When attending your appointment please queue outside and ensure you have a face mask/covering. Please do not arrive at the surgery before your appointment time. Thank you for your patience.
For the patients which we are asking to come inside the building, we would ask you to wear a facemask or a face covering which covers both the mouth and nose. This will reduce the chances of spreading the virus. Homemade face coverings could be a scarf, home-made mask or a purchased facemask. We appreciate there will be some patients that for medical reasons find it difficult to wear a face covering, for those patients we would ask they discuss this with the receptionist or clinician who is booking the appointment.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here http://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#face-coverings This guidance states that people who are deemed clinically extremely vulnerable, including those with health, age or equality reasons, don’t have to wear a face covering. There is no requirement to produce evidence for exemption. Therefore Holmes Chapel Health Centre WILL NOT provide exemption letters. We would strongly encourage all people to wear a face covering/mask in enclosed public places. Keep safe and well.
If you feel you have an urgent medical need please telephone The Health Centre on 01477 533100 and choose option 2.
- You will be offered a telephone appointment on the day with a clinician who will decide what action needs to be taken. We are not taking any advance bookings.
Prescription collection - Due to demand:
- Dispensary will be open to collect medication for patients whose first initial of the surname begin with A – M between 10:30 – 12:00 daily on your normal collection day and from 14:30 – 16:00 will be for patients whose first initial of the surname is N – Z. We will not be open any other time to collect.
- Collection of Reception prescriptions will be between 10:30 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 16:00 daily.
- Please allow 1 week for prescription requests
- IF YOU ARE COLLECTING A SCRIPT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PATIENT YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE US WITH THEIR NAME, DATE OF BIRTH AND ADDRESS. If you are unable to provide this information we will not be able to hand over the prescription.
- Due to laboratory resources we will only be able to accept samples a clinician has requested, all other samples will be destroyed.
Covid-19 Information for patients
You need to self isolate if you have any of the following symptoms;
New continuous cough
A temperature of 37.8 or above
A loss/change of sense of smell or taste
‘Our aim is to provide the best possible health care for you and your family.’ Our practice is classified as semi-rural, based in a purpose built health centre in the heart of the community in Holmes Chapel.
We have a growing practice population, currently around 12,300 patients, served by an extended Primary Health Care Team including doctors, practice and community nurses, reception staff, physiotherapists and health visitors. We are part of the Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group .
Our aims here at Holmes Chapel Health Centre remain:
Safe, Effective Care for our Patients.
Remaining resilient in terms of our staffing to be able to remain open and provide our services.
We are in a unique period of time: facing an uncertain challenge and we will do all we can to support our patients.
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(Site updated 06/08/2020)