Clinics & Services
Our practice nurses provide advice on family planning and perform Cervical Cytology (Smears). If you are female between 25 and 65 then it is strongly recommended that you have a regular cervical smear test. This test makes it possible to detect and treat the early stages of abnormalities of the cervix before they have a chance to become apparent to you.
Patients are advised to make an appointment to see the practice nurse about halfway between periods.
Childhood immunisations are given at 2, 3 and 4 months, to protect small babies from whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, HIB meningitis and meningococcal meningitis C. Booster immunisation is also offered to pre-school and 15 year old children. Patients will be notified when immunisations are due and advised to make an appointment with the practice nurse.
Balance Street Health Centre is able to provide minor surgery clinics for the removal of minor skin lesions or cysts. Patients must discuss this with their doctor prior to arranging an appointment to assess whether or not any skin lesion or cyst would be suitable for removal at the practice.
Balance Street Health Centre is able to provide joint injections for various conditions. Patients must discuss this with their doctor prior to arranging an appointment to assess whether or not an injection would be suitable at the practice.
Clinics are available each morning with our healthcare assistants and phlebotomist for all your blood tests.
Asthma & COPD
Balance Street Health Centre offers education and check-ups to help control Asthma and COPD.
Healthy Heart Clinic
Appointments are offered to all patients with heart disease, or who have had a heart attack. Patients are required to attend for a blood test with the nurse, 2 weeks before their appointment.
Patients with hypertension (raised blood pressure) will be invited by letter to attend our hypertension clinic. These are run at various times during the week by our practice nurses and patient’s blood pressure and medication will be checked.
Appointments will be offered to all patients with diabetes. Patients are required to attend for a blood test with the nurse, 2 weeks before their appointment. This will ensure results are back in time for your appointment. Clinics run three times a week at various times for your convenience.
NHS Health Checks
For adults aged 40-74, clinics are offered once every 5 years to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.
Travel Advice and Vaccinations
We recommend patients contact the surgery at least 8 weeks before your departure date to ensure sufficient time is available to receive all vaccinations required. Some travel vaccinations will incur a cost as these are non-NHS services. Patients are advised to contact the surgery to enquire about current costs.
We are also a Yellow Fever centre and able to offer this vaccination to patients registered with our practice and registered at an alternative practice.