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The Health CentreTaylors AvenueCarrickfergus, BT38 7HUTel: 028 9331 5805
IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE
DUE TO THE HUGE NUMBER OF TELEPHONE QUERIES THE TELEPHONE LINES INTO THE HEALTH CENTRE ARE EXTREMELY BUSY
OUR LINES ARE NOT DOWN OR BROKEN - OUR STAFF ARE ANSWERING EVERY CALL THAT GETS THROUGH AS QUICKLY AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN
PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE SYSTEM TO ORDER PRESCRIPTIONS – MAKING SURE TO ADD YOUR CHOICE OF PHARMACY TO THE ORDER
ADDITIONAL CONTACT NUMBERS FOR CASTLE PRACTICE
07851 962 861
07851 962 863
07851 962 964
07851 963 536
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL OF THE ADVICE ON OUR HOME PAGE RE COVID-19 BEFORE RINGING THE SURGERY
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so it would help if you could provide proof by way of a recent utility bill.
You will need to complete a Practice Questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
If you have your medical card, please bring it with you to register at the practice. However, if you do not have your medical card, you can complete a HS200 Form, for registering with the practice, or an HSCR1 Form depending on your circumstances.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records.
If you wish to complete this in advance, please click on the link below to open the relevant form, for you to print and complete at your convenience.
Castle Practice New Patient Questionnaire - ADULT
Castle Practice New Patient Questionnaire - Under 18
Please bring the completed forms with you along with photographic ID, to the reception desk, when you are registering.
Information for Registration is available in 11 different languages here.
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply call to reception, or complete the form below.
You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered, of if your own GP surgery is within a reasonable travelling distance.
Castle Practice Temporary Residents Form
If you move address outside of the Practice Boundary and give us notification of your change of address (this includes patients who currently live outside the catchment area, and have done so for many years prior to this policy being put in place, but may be moving to a new address close to their current address, ie Whitehead -to- Whitehead, or Ballycarry -to- Ballycarry)...