Clinics and Services availabe at HTMG
We provide a full range of travel services throughout the week in our nurses clinics as well as specialist travel clinics, which are held on Friday afternoon and some Saturday mornings at Hildenborough Medical Centre. Our nurses may be able to see you at other times, they will be pleased to advise you on all your travel requirements. Please make sure you allow plenty of time to make an appointment before you travel as immunisations may be required. Some travel services incur fees which are payable by cash or cheque at the time of your consultation.
For further information visit our Travel Information page
Most immunisations are free to registered patients and we can provide Malaria tablets, Medical Packs, Blood tests and Certificates.
Newly Registered Patients
All new patients are asked to complete a confidential questionnaire to provide us with a summary of your medical history as it could take us several weeks to obtain your medical records from your previous doctor. Please complete the questionnaire as fully and accurately as possible.
Patients Aged 16 to 75
We strongly support the trend towards health education and screening. If you have not attended surgery in the last three years, we would be happy to see you to perform a brief health check and give you any help and advice that you require, especially with respect to diet, exercise and other aspects of healthy living.
Patients Aged Over 75
It is the practice policy to see all patients over the age of 75 at least once a year, in order to perform a brief health check. This can be done at the surgery by your doctor or a practice nurse or, if applicable, at your home by the district nurse.
We run several specialist clinics, such as anticoagulant monitoring, asthma, coronary heart disease and diabetes. Please check with reception for clinic times.
IUD and Implant Clinics
Nurse Amanda sees patients on Monday and Thursday mornings for advice and contraceptive fitting.
Sexual Health - GUM (Genito-Urinary Medicine) Clinic
This 'out-reach' clinic is run by the local hospital consultants and is held at Trenchwood Medical Centre on Tuesdays from 2 pm to 5.30 pm and Wednesdays 1 pm to 5 pm by appointment only, there is a 'walk-in' service on Wednesdays from 3 pm to 5pm. To access the service or to book an appointment please phone 01622 225713. The team can advise patients on all areas of sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases and offers STI screening and treaments as well as all forms of contraception, implants and coil fitting. For further information on other local sexual health clinics and services topics click here.
Clinics for our pregnant patients are held at both Hildenborough and Trenchwood Medical Centres.
These should be carried out every three years for all females between the ages of 25 and 50 and then every five years until the age of 65. Smear tests can be carried our by one of the practice nurses or by your doctor. Patients will be notified when their smear test is due and notified of the result.
Child Health Clinics
Child Health Clinics for developmental checks are held by Dr Peter Bench at Trenchwood surgery on Wednesday afternoons, please phone the surgery to make an appointment. Health visitors are available for consultation on Thursday afternoons at Trenchwood Medical Centre.
Drs Ken Castro and Nicki Perry hold alternate sessions at the Trenchwood Medical Centre every Monday afternoons from 2.20pm to 4.20pm. The operations performed include joint injections and the removal of skin lesions