Welcome to Third Avenue Health Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
CQC INSPECTION RESULTS. Our Surgery received a Good rating for our last CQC Inspection.
ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING. If you would like to register for online appointment booking, please telephone us for more details. Patients will need to register in person to enable them to book appointments online. Posters will be displayed within the waiting area.
DID YOU KNOW on average 200 appointments are wasted each month due to a patient not attending. That amounts to 32.5 clinical working hours. THAT IS NEARLY 4 CLINICAL WORKING DAYS. Just imagine how many more appointments would be available if everyone cancelled any that they do not require. Please always cancel any unwanted appointments and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Thank you.
SMS MESSAGES. Some of you may have already noticed that we are now sending SMS messages to inform patients of any appointments they have booked and also SMS reminders the day before. If you have not already done so, could you please let us have an up to date mobile telephone number in order for us to send you SMS messages. Hopefully this may cut down the ever growing figure of patients not attending their booked appointments.
CLINICAL WASTE SHARPS BINS. Please note, we are no longer able to exchange these bins for our registered patients. We can supply a clinical waste bin on a prescription for patients to fill at a local Pharmacy. Castle Point Borough Council now have arrangements in place for the disposal of used sharps bins. Please refer to the council website for up to date information on council collections.
Telephone: 01268 882200
EVENING GP APPOINTMENTS. Evening GP appointments are now available across participating GP Surgeries within Castle Point and Rochford areas. This is not a walk in service. Please telephone the Surgery in the usual way to book an appointment.
DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP. Dr Chavda is hoping to arrange a Diabetic Support Group here at the Surgery for diabetics to meet up to share experiences, etc. If you are interested in something like this, please give your name to a Receptionist. Once the group has a start date, we will invite you. Thank you.