Register as New Patient
Patients may register by post or by attending the surgery. You will need to provide identification (e.g. driving licence or passport and proof of address).
We will be keen to offer you an Initial Health Check when you register. An appointment can be arranged when we will ask you to fill in a brief questionnaire, we may do a few very simple tests and discuss with you which of our services are most appropriate to your needs.
We are proud to cover one of the largest geographical areas of any Practice in the Highlands with patients in;
- North Ballachulish
- Fersit and Corrour
Temporary Patient Registrations
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
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.
We are able to provide telephone translation services for consultations. Please tell the receptionist when booking an appointment that you / the person you are booking the appointment for will require a translator.
The generic fact sheets below have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: