Rathfriland Health Centre

Health Centre, John Street, Rathfriland, Newry, Co. Down BT34 5QH

Appointments

Appointments

Appointments can be made by telephoning and speaking to one of the receptionists for your Doctors. We will make every effort to ensure that you are seen at the earliest opportunity by the doctor of your choice. If this is not possible you will be informed of the reason.

If you need an urgent appointment you will be seen on the day of the request, usually after normal surgery hours. These appointments should be for problems that genuinely require urgent attention.

If you are over 75 and have not attended in three years you can make an appointment for a health check.

Please contact us as soon as you become aware that you cannot keep an appointment.

If you would like a chaperone during your doctor’s consultation please inform the receptionist.

Parking for drivers who are disabled is available beside the front entrance. Level access is available throughout the Health Centre. Contact reception if you require assistance.  Parking is severely limited.  We would ask patients to park in local public car parks and leave spaces at the Health Centre for those who have limited mobility.

Home Visits

To request a home visit please contact the receptionist for your doctor between 9.00 and 10.00am if you need a visit that day. A home visit is for those who are housebound and cannot travel to the surgery. The doctor can see up to six patients in the time it takes to make one house call. Patients can be examined much more thoroughly in the surgery and have urgent blood investigations performed if needed. Please keep home visits to a minimum.

Telephone Appointments

To request telephone appointments please contact the receptionist for your doctor during surgery hours. The GP will return the call.

Out-of-Hours Arrangements

Please ring Rathfriland 028 3756 3314 to obtain the phone number of the out-of-hours service. This is a service for emergencies. All non-urgent cases should wait until the following working day. The GP Out of Hours service usually operates after 6pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Telephone 028 3839 9201.

Emergency Appointments

Patients may be given emergency appointments outside of surgery times.