Atherton Health CentreNelson StreetAtherton, M46 0LETel: 01942 481060
Contact the new 'WIGAN GP EXTENDED HOURS' service on 01942 482848
Appointments available every day and weekends
You can also see a Nurse here for your Long Term Condition review (Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, IHD, Stroke, AF & Heart Failure) or a cervical smear test or contraceptive pill check.
6.30pm - 8.00pm weekdays or 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturdays
We provide a personal and confidential service when you are not well and try to keep you in better health through various health promotion activities. We are also responsible for the planned care of any long-term illnesses you may have.
We offer the following clinics:
Child Health Surveillance Clinics are held every Monday Morning between 11:15am and 12:15pm for 6 to 8 week baby checks. You can discuss your child’s feeding or other problems with the doctor or the nurse in clinic. You are advised to ensure maximum protection from disease by Immunisation and Vaccination.
Family Planning Advice on oral contraception (pill), Depot form contraceptives, IUD (coil) and barrier method (cap) is available.
Ante-natal and Post-natal Clinics are held on Thursday afternoons between 2.00pm and 3.30pm.
Clinics are held for long-term illness. Such as Coronary Heart Disease, Strokes, Asthma, Bronchitis, Epilepsy, Mental Health, Hypertension and Hypothyroidism. Patients are encouraged to attend periodically or at least annually on their birthday for their regular check ups.
All newly registered patients will be asked to have a consultation with the Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant soon after registering.
All other patients who have not been seen in surgery over the last 3 years or are aged between 40 and 74 will be offered a health check.
All constructive comments on improving the service are welcome. Please speak to the Practice Manager or use the online 'Suggestions and Comments' form on the 'Contact Us' page.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the Travel Questionnaire below and submit to the practice nurse. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Please contact surgery approx 5 working days after submitting your Travel Questionnaire to see if an appointment with the Practice Nurse is necessary.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to submit the Travel Questionnaire as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as an appointment may be required with the practice nurse if vaccinations are necessary and to allow required time for the Nurse to receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. You need to contact surgery approx 5 working days after submitting your Travel Questionnaire to find out if an appointment with the Practice Nurse is necessary and your appointment needs to be at least 6 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.
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