Assynt Medical Practice

6 Main Street, Lochinver, IV27 4JZ

Current time is 21:18 - Sorry, we're currently closed. Between 6pm on Monday and 8am on Friday please call the surgery number and listen to the on-call message. Between 6pm on Friday and 8am on Monday please call NHS24 on 111

NHS

Telephone: 01571 844755 (routine)

01571 844226 (power failure)

Clinics & Services

Health Services Provided

Childhood immunizations, Cervical Cytology, Maternity Medical Services, Contraceptive Services including Coils and Implants, Minor Surgical Procedures, Anticoagulation Monitoring, Pneumococcal Vaccinations, Joint Injections, and Minor Injury Services. Child Health Surveillance is done by the Health Visitor.

Medicals

Please contact the surgery if you require a medical as they can be time consuming and a specific time out with usual consulting hours needs to be arranged. These are typically carried out on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday morning. There may be an administration cost. Please check when you make your appointment.

Health Visitor

Please contact the practice if you need to contact a health visitor.

Long Term Conditions

Some conditions, for example diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems, chest problems and others, require regular review and monitoring to ensure that you are receiving the correct treatment and maintaining the best of your heath. We run a recall system so that everyone concerned is invited to take part. You will receive a letter or a phone call inviting you to make an appointment for review. Please tell the receptionist that you have had an invite to attend.. When you make the appointment please also tell the receptionist  if you have recently had a monitoring appointment, when blood tests may already have been taken.

Visiting Services

There are many visiting staff providing services at the health centre:- Occupational Therapy, NHS Chiropody, Clinical Psychology, Addiction Counselling for Alcohol and Drugs, Dietician, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Nurse Specialist, Speech and Language Therapy, Optician and Macmillan Nurse. Retinal Screening staff visit annually to review diabetic patients.

If you wish to make use of any of these services please ask the Doctor or enquire at reception.

Dentists

NHS dental services are provided by a visiting dentist and they usually visit on a Monday and Thursday.  The dental surgery can be contacted on 01571 844 751, or for dental emergencies contact the dental helpline on 0800 1412 362.

Training

We regularly have Medical, Nursing, Physiotherapy, and Allied Health Care students present at the health centre. Please let a member of staff know if you are not happy for a student to be present during your consultation.