Young People's Health
You may make an appointment to see any of the doctors by ringing the practice tel 01204 523813 or calling at the reception desk. You may also see the Practice Nurses by appointment, although they are often available without a prior appointment. Anything that you discuss with the doctor or nurse is of course confidential whatever your age.
Contraceptive advice, including the "morning after " pill is available via the Practice Nurse or doctor. Advice regarding contraception is also available from the local family planning clinics who run open access teenage advice clinics(see below).
Immunisations, travel advice (please make am appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before you wish to travel) and health checks are available from the Practice Nurses.
There is a counselling service in the practice (ask the doctor or nurse about this). However there are many other sources of advice and counselling locally (see Links page).
If you require help or advice regarding a drug problem see the Doctor or Nurse at the surgery.
Alternatively you can contact Project 360 at The BASE, 2nd floor. Marsden Road, tel 454959 (for people under 18yrs) or the Community Drug Team at Bentley House, tel 544640.
For advice regarding contraception see the GP or either of our Practice Nurse who have family planning training. Advice is of course confidential.
Methods of contraception offered by the practice include: barrier methods, the "pill" and injectables. The "morning after pill" is also available.
We do not fit IUCDs (coils) in the practice. These can be fitted at the local family planning clinics.
Contraceptive advice and services can also be obtained at the local family planning clinics detailed below. No appointment is necessary.
Lever Chambers General Clinic (Tel 390771)
Monday 6.30 - 8.30pm
Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30pm
Thursday 6.30 - 8.30pm
Halliwell Health Centre (adjacent to the GP surgery) (Tel 390771)
Thursday 2.00 - 4.00pm
Pikes Lane, Deane Road
Wednesday 1.30 - 3.30pm
Farnworth Health Centre, Frederick Street
Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30pm
Royal Bolton Hospital (appointment only tel 390771)
Thursday 9.30 - 12.00 noon
Friday 9.30 - 12.00 noon
The Parallel, Churchgate (for young people)(462444)
Monday 3.30 - 6.30pm
Tuesday 2.30 - 5.00pm
Wednesday 3.30 - 6.00pm
Friday 3.30 - 6.30pm
Saturday 12.30 - 3.30pm
Pregnancy testing is available through the surgery. Results take 2 days. Alternatively the family planning clinics offer a more immediate test.