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Practice updates

Launch of KOOTH an online counselling and mental health service for children and young people aged between 10-18 years of age (up to 19th Birthday) living in Stirling area.

Kooth provides free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support without a referral, threshold or waiting list. Young people can access this service anonymously by signing onto the Kooth site ---> kooth.com

It forms part of the wider system of supports and services available for children and young people, such as school counselling supports and Togetherall, an online digital mental health service for 16-26 year olds residing in the Stirling area.

Kooth provides unique out of office hours’ provision and is open 7 days per week, 365 days a year, with live support and counselling available from noon until 10pm weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm on Saturday and Sundays. Also, on the site are moderated, scheduled forums and self-help articles (many written by service users) to provide peer led and self-help support. The attached parent leaflet provides further details.

Covid Booster Vaccinations

We have completed our Spring Booster Covid vaccinations for eligible patients. Please call 0800 0308013 or visit nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccinebooster to make an appointment at a Hub.

Appointments

All morning surgery appointments will be over the telephone or through video link using Near Me in the first instance. The GP will arrange for a time for you to come into the surgery if they then wish to see you. Face to face and telephone appointments are bookable in the afternoon surgeries.

New Patient Registration

Please follow the link below to download a registration form from NHS Inform. Complete the registration form. Follow the steps on the NHS Inform Website. Email the completed form with a photo of your ID to fv.balfronhealthcentre@nhs.scot. Please add a name and telephone number of your next of kin.

Covid Vaccination Status Online Check Now Available

Below is the link to the NHS Inform page with instructions to people requiring information about their vaccination.

You can also get your record posted to you by calling the freephone national telephone line 0808 196 8565.

Travel Health Service & Immunisations

Please click on the link for more information about travel vaccination requirements

NHS Forth Valley offer travel assessment and vaccination for travellers planning to visit areas of medium or high risk of disease. We ask travellers to contact us via the Travel Health Assessment Form at least 6-8 weeks before departure.

Alternatively, call Aberfoyle Pharmacy on 01877 389127 and Pharmacist Jamie MacConnacher runs a travel vaccination clinic and can provide you with all your immunisation requirements.

Online Appointments

Online appointment booking is currently suspended due to the current Cornoavirus (Covid-19) situation.

We will advise when online appointments become available again.

Video Consultations

Go to Our Practice/Balfron Health Centre/Video Appointments for link to this service. ONLY LOG IN IF YOU HAVE ASKED RECEPTION FOR A VIDEO CONSULTATION WITH A GP.

Fees For GP Services

A fee is required to be paid for some requests and services.

Charging Structure:

Ad Hoc Letters: £20.00

Firearms Renewals: £30.00

HGV/PSV Medicals: £75.00

Payment to be made before paperwork is issued. Please call us on 01360 440515 for the bank details to make a BACS payment, our preferred method. Alternatively cash & cheque payment is accepted.

Temporary Patients

If you are ill while away from home you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months.

To register as a temporary patient call us on 01360 440515

Stop Smoking Service

Click on the link to find out how NHS Forth Valley can help you stop smoking

Struggling to sleep?

Sleepio is a digital CBT programme to help with insomnia and poor sleep.

You can sign up at www.sleepio.com/nhs and get instant access to 6 CBT sessions and a range of expert guides to help with your sleep.

Struggling with worry or anxiety?

Daylight is a digital CBT programme to help with anxiety and worry.

You can sign up for instant access at www.trydaylight.com/nhs and download the app. You will be guided through a range of different CBT techniques to help manage your anxiety.