The clinic is held every Friday from 1:00pm until 3.00pm. The patients are seen by one of the Practice Doctors, if required, and by the Practice Midwife. This now takes place in the central surgery area.
Please contact the reception staff to make your first appointment when your pregnancy is confirmed. At your first meeting with the midwife she will provide much of the information required for the duration of the pregnancy and for the birth. After delivery and discharge from the hospital the midwife will visit regularly during the first ten days to ensure that mother and baby are well. The care of the child then is transferred to our Health Visitors.
Immunisation and Child Health Clinic
This is held every Monday from 10am until 12:30pm and Wednesday afternoon from 1:30pm until 3:30pm in the clinic area (Upstairs in the Health Centre).
The Health Visitor interviews the parent and assesses the child prior to first immunisation which is carried after 8 weeks. The immunisation programme is arranged by computer, but if you are new to the area or have missed a visit, please come to the first available clinic and your schedule will be organised for you. If you have any concerns about immunisation these will be fully discussed with you beforehand.
Children under 5 years may be seen at the baby clinic without an appointment.
Child Health Surveillance Clinic
This is held most Thursday afternoons by appointment (between 1:30pm and 3:30pm)
Dr Fisher and one of our Health Visitors will carry out assessments at 6 weeks, 8 months, 24 months, 39 months and pre-school age. Please let us know if the appointment is unsuitable as this can be easily rearranged.
Health Visitors can be contacted at Motherwell Health Centre by telephoning 01698 242610
Monday - Friday 9:00 -10:30am & 3:30 -4:30pm
Cervical Smears are carried out every 3 years on all women between the age of 20 and 60, as part of a country wide programme to detect early signs of cancer of the neck of the womb. This is a quick, easy and reliable test. If you have any concerns please speak to any staff member.
Most smears are carried out by the Nursing Staff at times convenient to the patient. You will be asked to phone for an appointment when your call/recall letter is sent to you.