Our catchment area is the Tywyn area, extending to Llwyngwril to the North, Abergynolwyn to the East and Aberdovey to the South. If you have a postcode starting with SY we are unable to register you.
Registering your baby
You need to register your new baby at the Practice as soon as possible. Parents or guardians can register a baby at the Practice by completing or presenting to Reception the form below. Please ensure you include their full name, Date of Birth and NHS number. This is for new born babies only. For older babies and children, you should complete the registration form.
Or you can register through our online portal by clicking on the button below. Your registration will be encrypted and emailed directly to the practice Records Clerk – No need to print!
Mother and Baby Checks: Once your baby is registered, the Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check at around 6 weeks. This is a 20 minute appointment; 10 minutes for the baby’s check and 10 minutes for the mother’s post-natal check. Further details about what happens at this appointment is available from NHS choices.
Please remember to bring the red book to your appointment. If you cannot attend this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible.
Health Visitor Contact details: Nia Ellis-Brown, Telephone number: 01654 710411 and ask for a Health Visitor.
It will be quicker for you to contact your own practice for any long term conditions, therefore, you should contact your own surgery in the first instance. However, our surgery is able to provide emergency / urgent medical care for temporary residents.
Forgotten your medication?
If you forget to bring your medication away with you, or if you run out of medication whilst you are away please visit either Rowlands Pharmacy or Abbey Health Care. You are able to get an emergency supply from the local chemists, providing you have written proof of the medication you take (your surgery should be able to help with this).
Tel: 01654 710246
Abbey Health Care
18 Glandovey Terrace
Tel: 01654 767227
If you are unable to solve your problem with the above methods, you are able to register you as a temporary patient. Please collect a registration pack from Rowlands pharmacy on Tywyn high street.
The pack contains:
- Instructions on how to register
- Temporary registration form
Once completed, the registration form can be emailed back to: email@example.com along with the patient summary.
If you have had an accident
If you have an accident whilst away please visit Bronglais Hospital A&E Department or Ysybyty Allt Wen A&E Department:
Ysybyty Allt Wen
Tywyn Memorial Hospital Minor Injuries Unit is currently closed.
If you fall ill whilst on holiday
You can check your symptoms using the NHS 111 Wales online symptom checker:
Alternatively you can visit the local pharmacy to seek advice from the pharmacist. You may be able to purchase medication for your complaint. If you are residing in Wales and are suffering from one of the symptoms below please visit the local chemist who will be able to see you through the common ailments scheme. The following ailments are covered under this scheme:
- Athelete’s foot
- Back pain
- Bacterial conjunctivitis
- Chicken pox
- Cold sores
- Dry eyes
- Dry skin
- Hay fever
- Head lice
- In-growing toenail
- Mouth ulcers
- Nappy rash
- Oral thrush
- Sore throat
- Vaginal thrush
- Warts / verruca
Need to See a Doctor or Nurse for an urgent medical issue?
First contact your own surgery, as they maybe able to help you quicker that we can. If you feel that neither of the options above are suitable for you and you need to access the Health Centre’s services for urgent/emergency care you will need to register as a temporary resident. Please ring the surgery and provide the following information from your permanent GP surgery. You will also need complete a temporary resident registration form which can be printed or completed online.
- Your GP’s name.
- Your surgery’s full address.
- Your NHS number.
- A patient summary from your permanent GP, which can be faxed to us from your permanent Surgery.
PLEASE NOTE: This service is for emergency / urgent medical care and should not be used for routine medical care. We are unable to refer you to another specialist.
Temporary Residents registered for medical attention
After the registration has been completed, the usual process of accessing our practice must be followed. We run a nurse triage based appointment system, therefore, if you are feeling unwell please call 03000 843200, Option 1, from 8.30am to make an appointment. If the nurse feels you need to be seen after the telephone consultation, they will be able to arrange the most appropriate appointment for you.
Please note: This service is for emergency / urgent medical care and should not be used for routine medical care. We are unable to refer you to another specialist.
Medication for Temporary Residents
Once the registration has been complete, the usual process of medication ordering must be followed. There are certain checks that the practice must complete and until these checks have been carried out, a prescription cannot not be issued.
Patients who present at the surgery before 12pm should be able to collect their prescription by 2pm the next working day, provided we receive the summary from your surgery in good time, are satisfied with the necessary checks and the medication is in stock.
For patients presenting after 12pm, the prescription should be ready after 2pm in 2 working days.
If you are provided with a prescription from your consultation then you can take this form to the local pharmacy.