Medical Centres: Services You Can Access

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When you go to the closest medical centre, there are a lot of services and treatments available. This article explores some of the things you may be able to access at a medical centre. Read on to find out more.


Many health centres have an onsite pharmacist who will be able to answer questions about how much your prescription medication costs and whether or not your insurance covers it. They can also provide information on any over-the-counter medications you can take instead of prescription ones.

Vaccination clinics

Even if you had your shots at school or during a visit to the doctor, it is possible to get certain vaccinations again. Your local medical centre offers free vaccination clinics where you can get vaccines for conditions such as the flu, COVID-19, pneumonia, shingles and Lyme disease.

GP surgery

The doctors in these surgeries will be able to provide medical exams and treatment for conditions such as colds, allergies and rashes. They can also prescribe medication or refer you to a specialist if needed.

Minor injuries unit

There is always the option of visiting your local medical centre's minor injuries unit if you've hurt yourself. A nurse will be able to provide first aid or dress your wound there, or they can prescribe medication so that you don't have to visit the GP surgery for an exam. After receiving treatment, it is possible to get follow-up appointments to have wounds checked or to have stitches removed.

Maternity services

If you are pregnant, you can visit your local medical centre's maternity unit for pregnancy advice and prenatal care. Staff at the maternity unit will be able to answer any questions you might have about your pregnancy or future parenthood. You can also get more information on contraception, breastfeeding and maternal health while you are there.


Some medical centres have a podiatry clinic where you can get treatments for any foot problems you might have. Treatments here include nail surgery, wart removal and treatment for ingrown toenails.

Leg ulcer clinic

If you suffer from leg ulcers, the best place for treatment would be to visit your local medical centre's leg ulcer clinic. The nurses there will be able to help with all your care and dressing needs or they can refer you to a specialist.

For more information, contact your local medical centre today. A member of the team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


17 November 2021

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