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Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home we will only see you if you are in urgent need of medical assistance.

We are not a Walk in Centre so do not see patients who are not registered with us for minor illness or injury. For patients with minor illness or injury you can attend The Colchester Walk in Centre, Primary Care Centre,Turner Road Colchester CO4 5JR is open from 07:00 to 22:00 every day including bank holidays, no appointments are necessary.

The Walk in Centre is able to offer the following services:

  • Minor illness
  • Minor throat/chest infections
  • Minor stomach complaints
  • Urine infections
  • Earache and ear infection - Please note that the Centre does not offer ear irrigation (removal of wax
  • Skin complaints, including rashes, minor allergic reactions and insect bites/stings
  • Minor Injury
  • Minor wounds, bruising, swelling - please note that the Centre does not offer wound suturing
  • Minor head injury with no loss of consciousness or vomitting
  • Muscle, bone and joint injuries e.g. sprains, strains and soft tissue injury -
  • Dental advice - Please note that the Centre gives advice only and suggested pain relief
  • Eye problems e.g. infection, removal of foreign objects
  • Emergency Contraception and Advice
  • Smoking Cessation

These are just examples of the type of minor injuries and illnesses that can be assisted with at the Walk in Centre, if you are unsure if they can meet your needs, please call them on 01206 286510.

Please only attend the accident and emergency department if your problem requires urgent medical attention. Inappropriate attendance delays treatment for others who may need urgent assistance.

 

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 contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

pdfDownload the Temporary Resident Registration Form

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