Cator Medical CentreBeckenham Beacon379 Croydon RoadBeckenhamKent, BR3 3FDTel: 020 8915 3100
Organised in conjunction with the midwife and hospital clinics. All the doctors undertake ante-natal care by appointment. The surgery does not routinely test for pregnancy as self-test kits can be bought from the chemists.
Baby clinics providing a full range of Child Health Surveillance and immunisations run by the Health Visitors and doctors. Parents with children under the age of 5 will be contacted by a Health Visitor and given an information sheet. Immunisation clinics are held by the practice nurses.
For further information please contact the Health Visitors.
The practice provides a counselling service which is provided by the Bromley Healthcare.
To see the counsellor you will need to be referred by your doctor who will arrange an appointment with a counsellor.
Family Planning advice is provided by the nurses. Please contact the surgery for an appointment.
Performed by the doctors in special sessions. You must be referred by a doctor to access this service.
Patients with asthma and COPD can be seen by appointment with one of our specialist nurses. We aim to review every patient who has asthma or COPD once a year.
Patients with diabetes are invited for regular reviews with our doctors and specialist nurses.
We offer an advice and vaccination service for travellers. It is important when you are planning to travel abroad that you make an appointment with a Practice Nurse 6 to 8 weeks before you travel. Our travel appointments are very popular and do get booked up quickly, particularly over the summer months, so it is best to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
In order for the Nurse to carry out a full risk assessment on where you are travelling to, we ask that you complete a travel form and bring this with you to your appointment.
The travel form may be downloaded and printed from our website below or is available to collect from reception.
Please be aware that there are charges for some travel vaccinations. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in services provided by the NHS.
If you need contraception we are happy to discuss the options available and help you choose the best methods for you. We provide a full range of contraceptive services including pills, injections, implants and coils.
The emergency contraceptive pill is available if you have had unprotected sex, however it is most effective if you take it in the first 24 hours after intercourse. If you feel you are in need of emergency contraception please arrange an urgent appointment with a doctor via reception.
Our doctors and nurses are able to offer advice, confidential testing and treatment for a range of sexually transmitted infections. We offer swab screening, and HIV insti testing through appointment. We also participate in the national chlamydia screening programme.
It is recommended that women between the ages of 25 and 49 have a cervical smear every 3 years, and those between the ages of 50 and 64 every 5 years. You will be invited for a cervical smear when you are due. You can make an appointment for this with one of our practice nurses. Thre results of your screening test may take several weeks to come through and will be sent to you via post.
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.
At least 1 in 4 of us experience mental health problems at some stage in our lives, however, there are people who can help. Bromley Working for Wellbeing (BWW) offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and courses for adults registered with a Bromley GP in community venues and GP practices across the borough. You do not need to see a GP to access this service and can refer yourself by clicking here or calling 0300 003 3000.
BWW therapies and courses can help people overcome mild to moderate:
The service offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for stress, anxiety or depression via supported online courses, group courses and one-to-one therapy. CBT is a form of talking therapy that aims to help you look at the way you think, feel and behave.
If CBT one-to-one courses are not for you, we also offer other therapies and counselling. Your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner will recommend what would be most suitable for you.
Counselling allows you to talk about any aspect of your life, including past or current experiences and/or future concerns that may be causing you to feel stress, anxiety or depression.
How to Access The Service:-
You do not need a GP appointment or referral to access the service. Refer yourself by clicking hereor calling 0300 003 3000. For more information visit the Bromley Working for Wellbeing websiteor call 0300 003 3000.
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