Issa Medical Centreincorporating St Walburge's 73 St Gregory RoadPreston, PR1 6YATel: 01772 798122
The nurses and doctors provide a range of contraceptive services and advice. For your convenience this is available every day in normal appointments. The ‘morning-after pill’ must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse (but it is most effective if taken in the first 24 hours). If you inform the receptionist, you will be dealt with promptly. Other contraception such as coil fitting and implants are available from the surgery. Please book a normal appointment with a doctor to discuss the options. When requesting any appointment for these kind of contraception service please inform the receptionist which service you require to ensure the doctor has the correct amount of time to carry out the procedure. Some procedures are only done by a specific doctor. Coil fitting appointments are available on Tuesday afternoons. There are other local contraception clinics available. For more information, call 01772 401140 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm.
Our nurses offer full diabetic care and for your convenience this may be booked on any day. Please mention when booking that it is for a diabetes review and you will be given a longer appointment. The chiropodist and dietician services provided by the PCT are now offered separately to provide Diabetic Screening.
All the doctors are on the local obstetric list and provide maternity services. We work closely with a team of midwives from the Royal Preston Hospital.
The doctors will perform minor surgery that they feel is appropriate including cryocautery (freezing) minor skin lesions and joint injections. Please speak to your doctor during a normal appointment and a convenient time will be arranged, some procedures are only done by a specific doctor.
The practice provides child development checks in conjunction with the health visitor. You will be sent a card when these are due; please make an appointment as necessary. All children will be called for vaccination through the computer system run by the Preston Primary Care Trust. An appointment should be made with the nurse. If you need to re-arrange the time just ring reception and we will find a convenient time for you. If your child has a minor illness when the vaccination is due it is best to re-arrange if there is a high temperature. If you have any worries about your child’s development, please speak to the doctor during a normal appointment.
Blood tests are done at different clinics at different times of the day. A blood test timetable can be collected from the reception desk.
We offer a comprehensive travel health service. We will check your requirements and if you need any vaccinations or malaria prescriptions we can arrange appointments for all your needs. More information is available on the above tab.
The INR clinic is held each Wednesday and facilitated by Miss Julie Nicholson-Wallbank (HCA). It is open to all patients who require Warfarin monitoring – strictly by appointment only.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to 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 what vaccinations are required.
Please complete a Travel Vaccination form from reception in the first instance. The nurse will advise which vaccines are required. Please allow 72 hours for this process.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this 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.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form then contact the surgery after 10am three working days after completion. We will then be able to let you know if you require any vaccinations and offer you an appointment with the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
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.
These appointments are made by referral from your GP. Queries can be dealt with by calling Community Dermatology on 01254 282930
No appointment needed, please see the timetable below.
Blood Clinic Timetable
Appointments are made by calling the numbers listed below
Avenham Lane Practice, Avenham Health Centre, Avenham Lane, Avenham, Preston, PR1 3RG
Tuesday 8.30am - 12.00 noon and Thursday 1.00pm - 5.00pm 01772 777252
Ashton Health Centre 67-69 Peddars Lane, Ashton-on Ribble, Preston,PR2 1HR
Monday Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm 01772 777160
Geoffrey Street Health Centre, Mosley Street, Preston, PR1 5NE
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm 01772 777300
Preston Healthport, Vicarage Lane, (Off Watling Street Road), Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8DW
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm (Thursday 8am Opening and Tuesday 8pm closing) 01772 520230
Ingol Health Centre & Broadway Surgery, Ingol Health Centre, 87 Village Green Lane, Ingol, Preston, PR2 7DS
Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am - 12.00 noon 01772 777427
Longridge Community Hospital, St. Wilfrid’s Terrace, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3WQ
Wednesday 1.00pm - 5.00pm 01772 777400
St Marys Health Centre, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0SR
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Thursday 8.30am - 12.00 noon 01772 644151
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