Clinics & Services

Chiropody Clinic

The community chiropody is provided in the mobile van, which will visit the villages on a regular basis. The service is intended for patients who are unable to tend to their own foot care or whose health may be adversely affected by poor foot care. Ask for a chiropody form from reception.

Alternatively, there is a private chiropody sevice in the Limes Complementary Thearpy Unit, held on a Saturday morning.

 

Medicals

Medical examinations for insurance policies, HGV or PSV drivers, elderly drivers, sub-aqua purposes etc, can be arranged by appointment. As these invariably do not come under your doctor's terms of NHS service, a fee will be charged.

 

New Patient Consultations

Every patient registering with the Westbank Practice will have the opportunity of a new patient consultation. The appointment gives you a chance to meet us, have your health checked and bring to light any ongoing medical problems or important past medical history, including continuing your medication.

Your appointment may be either with your doctor or a practice nurse.

 

Well Woman / Cervical Smear Clinic

All women aged 25 - 65, who have ever been sexually active need a regular cervical smear test to detect any early changes that might lead to cancer later on. The practice have changed to the more reliable liquid based cytology system. The practice invites patients on a routine basis for a cervical smear, blood pressure check and teaching on breast self-awareness. The routine appointments are offered as follows:

Women aged 25 - 49 years once every 3 years
Women aged 50 - 65 years once every 5 years
 

Child Health Clinics

Starcross alternate Tuesdays 12.30 - 2.00pm
By appointment - please phone 0333 234 1901. Please leave your name and number and we will call back if unable to answer straight away.
Exminster alternate Thursdays 1.00 - 3.00pm
By appointment - please phone 0333 234 1901. Please leave your name and number and we will call back if unable to answer straight away.
 

Health Visitors

Laura Bryant (Starcross) and Aukje Karsemeijer (Exminster)

Community Health Worker - Lyn Arnold

Tel: 0333 234 1901