Merton GP Access Hubs
Access Hubs are located in Wide Way Medical Centre, Mitcham and the Nelson Medical Practice. Appointments are available from 5-8pm weekdays and 8am-8pm weekends. Receptionists can make appointments in the usual way or if out of hours, patients can call 111 before attending. This is not a walk-in service; GPs deal with patients and have access to medical records. Pre-bookable nursing appointments are available to patients requiring wound care at the weekends.
Family Planning and Sexual Health Services
CASH (Contraception and sexual health) service at Patrick Doddy Clinic (www.gettingiton.org.uk)
Check it out for ages 13-19 (www.smcs.nhs.uk/check-it-out)
Local clinics run by community services (www.smcs.nhs.uk/contraception-sexual-health)
Clinics run by St Georges (www.stgeorges.nhs.uk)
Wolverton Clinic at Kingston Hospital (www.sexualhealthkingston.co.uk)
Thinkaction – Self referral services
Provides effective treatments and talking therapies to support mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, PTSD, stress, work-related stress and worry.
Call 0300 012 0012 to receive free and confidential treatments so you can start to live a full and positive life again.
Address: Cricket Green Medical Practice, 75-79 Miles Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3DA.
Antenatal/Pregnancy Self Referral
Services are available at St George’s Hospital, Kingston Hospital (www.kingstonmaternity.org.uk) and St Helier Hospital (www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/antenatal-care).
Visit your local pharmacy for common health problems such as sore throat, diarrhoea and headache, minor ailments and self-help advice. Some pharmacies offer additional services such as prescriptions, flu vaccinations, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes tests, weight management, emergency hormonal contraception, stop smoking, health checks and medication advice.
Urgent Care Centre
These centres deal with severe but not life threatening illness or health problems which also include wounds, cuts and sprains). Local urgent care centres are located at St Georges Hospital (020 8672 1255) and St Helier Hospital (020 8296 2000).
111 Services – NHS non-emergency number
You can speak to trained advisors who are supported by healthcare professionals. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Need advice on stop smoking, visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree or call 020 8973 3545 for one to one support.
Wimbledon Guild provides voluntary services such as counselling, bereavement support, HomeFood café to patients who live, work or study in Merton. Visit www.wimbledonguild.co.uk for more information.
If you perceive yourself or are at risk of moving into mental health crisis The Sunshine Recovery Café can help by providing a constructive and non-clinical alternative to A&E or hospital admission. Visit www.sunshinerecoverycafe.org or call 07908 436617.
Age Concern Merton
Various services available for people ages 50+ which include:
- Dance class and dance lessons
- Gardening club
- Zumba class
Visit www.ageuk.org.uk/merton for more information