Carer Support Worker
If you are a carer, or are cared for, and need advice or support, please let us know. We can arrange for our Carer support worker to contact you.
Our health visitors can give you information on the current recommended childhood vaccinations. Recommendations do change over time. For further information please contact the health visitors on 01803 605117.
This service is provided for women between the ages of 25 and 64. Locally, we recommend a smear every three years between the ages of 25 and 49 and every five years between the ages of 50 and 64. Cervical smears are usually done by our practice nurse. Please contact our receptionist to arrange an appointment. We will inform you of the result of your smear test in writing, but be aware that it may take six to eight weeks before the results are available.
Child Health Surveillance
Paediatric developmental checks are performed at 8 weeks, 8 months and 3 1/2 years by the health visitors and GPs. You will be contacted automatically by post to invite you for these developmental assessments. If you have any queries, please contact our health visitors.
Please contact 01626 357258 (Newton Abbot Hospital) to arrange an appointment for the clinic which is held at Castle Circus Health Centre, Abbey Road, Torquay.
Contraception/Sexual Health Clinic
Please contact 01803 656500. This clinic is held at Castle Circus Health Centre.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries can be obtained from Castle Circus Health Centre, Abbey Road, Torquay (Tel: 01803 217700) or, alternatively, from the Audiology Department at Torbay Hospital (Tel: 01803 614567).
For advice and information on all aspects of social care. 3rd Floor, Union House, Union Street, Torquay, TQ1 3YA. You can also contact them on 01803 219700.
For all enquiries concerning travel vaccinations please contact our reception staff who will arrange an appointment in the travel clinic which is run by our qualified practice nurses. Do try to book this at least six weeks before your holiday as some vaccines take time to be effective.
Physiotherapy at Torbay Hospital
For some years now, patients have been able to ring up and refer themselves directly to the Outpatient Physiotherapy Department based at Torbay Hospital for a musculoskeletal assessment.
The department operates a rapid access appointment system for all patients, with appointments available for up to 72 hours in advance for patients who are registered with a Torquay GP.
Appointments can be booked by calling the appointments line on 01803 655354 between 8:30 - 12:00, Monday – Friday.