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 as you are in a different health board area.
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, we are able to register you as a temporary patient. Please find enclosed details of what you need for registering as a temporary resident at our practice.
- Temporary Registration Form
- You MUST have your NHS number to enable us to register you.
- You must complete the details of your surgery – Please provide us with your surgery email address in case we have to contact them
- You must complete your home address & address of where you are staying whilst here.
- Patient summary
- We ask all temporary residents to supply a patient summary from your surgery detailing medication, allergies & past medical history – We are unable to process your registration without it
Once completed, the registration form can be emailed back to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
If you are suffering from one of the symptoms below please visit our local chemist who will be able to see you through the common ailments scheme.
The service covers the following ailments:
- 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?
If you feel that neither of the options above are suitable for you and you need to access the Health Centre’s services please complete a temporary resident form and provide the following information from your permanent GP surgery.
- 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.
This is a word document so you can complete it online, save it and email it back to the practice email account: email@example.com
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.
Seeing a Nurse or Doctor
After the registration has been complete, 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.
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.