Children health checks
The child health programme in Scotland changed in 2006 to reflect the recommendations of Dr David Hall's report (Hall 4). Children are no longer routinely given appointments for child health development assessments apart from the 6-8 week examination which is usually carried out at the same time as mum's postnatal. The health visitor visits regularly in the first two months and most children are seen for routine immunisations at 2, 3, 4, 12 and 13 months. At two years, parents are invited to discuss any health or developmental concerns. Children are invited to the practice for booster immunisations in their pre-school year.
If you have any concerns at any time about your child's health or development, please contact the health visiting team or your GP.
The health visitor runs a child health clinic on Tuesday mornings (by appointment). Please contact her if you would like to be seen at a different time.
Immunising your child not only protects them but also prevents the diseases spreading, thereby protecting other children who cannot be immunised because they have serious medical conditions.
Appointments for immunisations are sent out by the Health Board and it is not normally possible to reschedule these appointments.
Immunisation is available annually and is appropriate for over 65s, those with chronic heart or lung problems and diabetics. Please enquire at reception around September each year.
Vaccination is as above but is a once-only injection.
Immunisation for foreign travel
The first step for travel immunisation is to complete a pre-travel questionnaire. At this time you will be given a copy of your immunisation record together with the fee for non NHS vaccines. There will be a small charge levied for this service. Once this form is completed and providing your travel is not within 6 weeks you will be given an appointment with our Practice Nurse.
Yellow fever vaccinations
Mount Florida Medical Centre is a Registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Yellow Fever Vaccinations are available for patients and non -patients. Please call the practice to book a Yellow Fever Appointment.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Fees
- Consultation, vaccination and certification: £62
- Consultation and Certification: £40
- Consultation Only: £30
- DNA Charge: £62
Specialist Medical Examinations
A full range of medical examinations for insurance purposes, plus PSV, LGV and pre-employment is available.
When making an appointment, please specify, as extra time needs to be allotted.
By appointment only. Annual checks are recommended.
Monday 9:00 - 11:30am
All women in Scotland aged 25 to 49 are offered a smear test every three years. Women aged 50-64 are invited every five years. Women under the age of 25 who have already been invited for screening may be invited again before they reach 25. Some women are also offered screening more frequently, up to the age of 70.
To book a cervical smear test, which are undertaken by the practice nurse, please book an appointment at reception.
If you are coming for a cervical smear test and also a medical problem, simply ask the receptionist for a double appointment with a female doctor.
Minor surgery clinic
Removal of minor skin lesions such as warts, skin tags and polyps can be performed by arrangement.
A full range of family planning measures is available. This includes the fitting of implants and coils. Post-coital contraception (morning after pill) is available and effective up to 72 hours. If required, please ask for an urgent appointment or ask to speak to the practice nurse.