The community team provide a range of services for housebound patients and those recently discharged from hospital. They can be contacted between 8:30am and 5:30pm Monday-Friday on 01425 623802. For urgent assistance outside of these hours, you can contact the Twilight Nurses on 0300 121 0175.
Speech Therapy: Available in the New Milton Health Centre by referral via your doctor or Health Visitor.
Hearing Therapy: Available in the New Milton Health Centre by appointment.
Children's Hearing Tests: Available through the Health Visitors.
Limited Dental Service: Available through the Health Dental Clinic, at the New Milton Health Centre.
Red Cross Loans: Various aids for the disabled are available on request, from the Lymington office 01590 672641
iTalk: iTalk provides access to psychological therapies for people in the New Forest as well as the surrounding area. They also help people retain employment through our dedicated Employment Adviser posts, as well as working with other agencies to sign post people to suitable community provision. For more details and to self refer ONLINE please go the italk website . Please Note , you will need your NHS number which the Surgery is happy to provide you with if needed.
Children's Phlebotomy: The nearest blood test service for children under 16 is the Butterfly Unit at Southampton General Hospital. This walk-in service is located on Outpatients Level C. Patients must take their blood form with them.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am - 11.00am & 2pm -5pm Tel: 02381 204075.
HospitalTransport: South Central Ambulance Service now offer a patient led booking service for patients who are unable to travel to out patient appointments by other means. This must be booked directly on 0300 123 9833 and not via the surgery. Click here for more information.
Useful resources: Link below who have put together a list of some of the self-help websites that are recommended to young people and there families regarding Mental Health in young people.
Non - NHS Services
Many medical examinations, for example for HGV licences and pre-employment, are not paid for by the NHS. Some insurance forms such as the certificates for Elderly Drivers Insurance, appear deceptively simple but need a full medical examination for their completion. Examinations of this nature take time so please ensure that the receptionist knows the reason for your appointment.
The fee due is payable by the patient at the time of the examination. Examinations for life insurance companies will also need a special appointment but the fee in this case is usually payable by the company concerned. Many of the certificates, forms and reports that ask for completion by a doctor, also attract a fee.
You can find a list of these services, together with fees payable, here.