Clinics & Services
The Health Visitor can help you care for the health of everyone in your family. For children, this might include simple things such as rashes, head lice, nappy rash or teething, to name but a few, or more difficult problems such as bed-wetting, behavioural problems and dietary advice.
The Health Visitor will also be able to offer advice and support on a wide range of subjects including immunisation and aspects of child health and development.
General advice and support for older people and their families is also available. This may include advice on benefits, local services, continence and bereavement.
The Health Visitor is also very involved in lifestyle clinics and screening of the elderly.
General Medical Services
Keith Health Centre provide the following services:
- full range of general medical services
- care for terminally ill patients
- management of chronic disease including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, stroke, coronary heart disease, epilepsy, mental illness, cancer, hypertension, hypothyroidism
- cervical screening
- contraceptive services
- vaccinations and immunisations
- child health surveillance
- maternity services
- minor surgery
- monitoring of patients on Warfarin or disease modifying drugs
We advise all women who are thinking abut pregnancy to discuss their health with a GP before becoming pregnant. This is particularly important if they are taking medication. Leaflets are available from GPs or Practice Nurses on request.
We encourage unpaid carers to identify their role at registration or at any time, so that we can give information or referral to free local carer support services. We have a carers register, and carer status is displayed on GP screens so that they may be aware that the patient may have extra demands on their health and time. You will find information about carer support on our notice boards and leaflet displays, but please ask staff if you do not find what you are looking for.