Clinics & Services
Feel you may need counselling? Congnitive Behavioural Therapy may help
Patients can now self refer for the above service
As well as providing the full range of General Medical Services, all doctors offer maternity, contraceptive and minor surgery services. Rather than allot specific times for clinics, patients with, for example, asthma or diabetes, or who wish to discuss menopause problems or well person issues can be seen in any surgery. The exceptions are for child health surveillance and midwives' clinics which are held frequently. Full details are available from reception.
Breast Awareness and Mammography
Every woman should know how her breasts look and feel. A general check, for example whilst showering or bathing, every now and then is very sensible. If any lumps or other changes develop, they should be reported to your doctor without delay. From 50 to 64, all ladies should have a mammogram performed every three years and the surgery helps the NHS Breast Screening Service in this.
A lot of infectious diseases are preventable by adequate immunisation and the surgery provides the full range of vaccines for children, travellers and workers in special situations.
|2, 3 and 4 months ||Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated, polio, Hib, Men C|
|12 - 15 months||MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), Hib, Men C and pneumococcal|
|3 - 5 years ||Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio, MMR|
|13 - 18 years||Diphtheria, tetanus, polio (usually offered at school)|
At the incidence time of a dirty or deep wound or burn, especially if treatment is delayed.
Influenza, Pneumococcal Vaccine
Over 65s, diabetics, those with chronic chest, heart, liver or kidney disease.
We run a comprehensive Travel Clinic offering vaccination and advice on avoiding many foreign illnesses including malaria, typhoid, hepatitis, yellow fever, rabies and Japanese encephalitis.
For all these services, please ask reception to make an appointment for you to see our nurse though, for young children, appointments are sent automatically.
Child Development Clinics
Schedule for Routine Checks
|when... ||by... |
|Birth||Doctor (in hospital usually)|
|6 weeks||Doctor in surgery by appointment combined|
with postnatal care
|8 months||Health visitor in child clinic|
|21 months||Health visitor in child clinic|
|39 months||Health visitor in child clinic|
Health visitors can be contacted on 01582 715 675 for Harpenden and 01582 833546 for Wheathampsted.
Childhood vaccinations are carried out in Harpenden on Mondays from 13.30 to 15.00 and in Wheathampstead during the Wednesday clinic.