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Orchard House Health CentreUnion StreetStirling, FK8 1PHTel: 01786 450394
We now have appointments available with our new Mental Health Nurse - Elizabeth McAteer. If you are finding it hard to feel positive or feel you need support because of grief, anxiety or low mood then please contact the surgery and ask for an appointment with Elizabeth on a Monday or Tuesday.
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
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.
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 before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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.
By appointment - telephone 01786 468251
A number of procedures can be carried out in the treatment room and appointments are available at the following times.
10.00 – 11.50
Our health centre has suitable access for disabled patients; all patient area’s including the waiting room, consulting rooms and the toilet has wheelchair access. There is ramped access available at the north side of the building, a bell with chime is fitted to the door next to the pram ramp entrance. The chime rings in the waiting area. Please allow a few minutes for our receptionists to unlock the barrier that sections of the building and open the door for you. A word of warning the door opens outwards so please be careful, to wait back form the door. Designated disabled parking spaces are available.
A hearing loop is place at the reception desk and an audio cassette version of the practice information is available by contacting the reception.
There are ample car parking spaces in and around the Health Centre.
We would however, ask that you DO NOT park in the area specifically designated for the DOCTORS (area marked DOCTORS ONLY ) .
Stop smoking facilitators will still remain at St. Ninians on a Wednesday for NRT provision and support. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Stop Smoking Co-ordinator on
Orchard House Smoking Cessation Policy
At Orchard House, the Practice Team strongly recommend and urge all current smokers to quit.
We understand that many patients may find it difficult and that it can take several attempts before finally quitting for good. There are a few services that are available to those who want to break the habit.
All community pharmacies in Forth Valley offer one to one support for those who wish to stop, this is available for up to 12 weeks for ages 12 and over. Pharmacies offer a local and convenient service where you can attend when it suits you.
Contact your nearest pharmacy for more details
DROP IN CLINICS
No appointment necessary and these clinics offer specialist support with free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)if appropriate.
Orchard House Health Centre
St. Ninians Health Centre
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Raploch Campus – Room 3
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Please be sure to contact these services if you wish to stop smoking. Orchard House (GP surgery) will not be routinely prescribing Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or Champix.