Home Visits

Forest Health Group

Home visits are for housebound patients; lack of transport is not a reason for requesting a home visit. Whether or not the doctor will visit is at their discretion. and according to clinical need. They are usually reserved for older, infirm or terminally ill patients or in absolute emergencies. Children who are unwell can be brought to the medical centre. Please make every effort to get to the surgery, as the facilities for examination and treatment allow better evaluation than at home. As a general rule you will also be seen more quickly by coming to the surgery than waiting for a home visit.

If you or members of your family need a home visit, please ring the surgery before 10.00am, giving as much information as possible so that the triage clinician can assess the degree of urgency.