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Young People

At Boughton Health Centre, we welcome all young people. We will respect your privacy, dignity and religious or cultural beliefs.

 Our doctors and nurses can give you help and advice about any worries you have about your health. Do not be afraid to ask!

Do we have your correct mobile phone number - We send out text reminders about appointments and we need to ensure these are being sent to the correct patient!.

We know it can be a bit scary talking to a doctor or nurse about your worries so here are some tips to help you.

·         If you feel nervous bring a friend or relative with you.

·         If you are worried you will forget something, write a list and bring it with you.

·         Don’t be afraid to ask the doctor/Nurse to explain anything you don't understand.

GP of Your Choice

You can request to see either a male or female GP, you can always ask for a chaperone to accompany you. You can also bring a friend if you prefer.

Privacy

If you would like to talk to a receptionist in private, please ask you will be able to talk to her away from the reception area.

Online Access

Patients can apply for Patient Access from the age of 16 to book appointments and view their medical record. Our patients can get an eConsultation with a Boughton Health Centre GP from the age of 18 – see our Home Page for more information on both of these services. 

Sexual Health

Our doctors and practice nurses provide contraceptive services by appointment. 

If you require emergency contraception out of hours please contact your local pharmacy.

OSH - Go Sexual Health 0300 3231300 (Option 1)

The hub centre for sexual health in Chester is at the Fountains Health Centre Sexual Health Clinic. They provide all aspects of sexual health screening, advice and treatment, condoms and contraception options. Please visit gosexualhealth.co.uk for more information and clinic times.

This service is not just about contraception but is about how people look after themselves during their reproductive years, including pre- conception and menopausal care and sexual health.

We also offer opportunistic chlamydia screening for those aged 16-24 (kits available in toilets/reception).

A full range of services are provided including coils, implants, sexual health screening and advice regarding modern family planning techniques.

Please ask for details of emergency contraceptive services.

Confidentiality

We provide a confidential service to all of our patients, including young people under the age of 16.  This means that anything you discuss with any member of the Practice – doctors, nurses or receptionists – will remain private.

The only reason why we might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you or someone else from harm and we would discuss this with you first.

Here are some links that you may find useful!!

Sexual Health Clinics:

Chester & Cheshire West Services               

Sexual Health Advice:

Sex & Young People

Anxiety & Depression:

Young Minds

Mind Organisation

Teenage Pregnancy:

Teenage Pregnancy Support

Stop Smoking in Pregnancy

Asthma:

Asthma Advice for Young People

Common Health Questions:

Common Health Questions - Answered!!!

Men ACWY Vaccine:

Men W Vaccinations

Eczema:

Eczema Information

Acne:

Acne Information

Teen Boys FAQ:

FAQ

Teen Girls FAQ:

FAQ

HPV Vaccination:

HPV Vaccine Info

General Wellbeing:

Wellbeing for Children and Teens

Live Chat…My Wellbeing Online

My Well-being Online is Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s online service connecting young people with qualified health professionals at the touch of a button. Anyone aged 11-19 living or attending school in Cheshire West and Chester can log on and as well as browse useful tips and advice, speak to someone around low mood, relationship issues as well as exam result worries.

The online chat is the next innovative step the organisation’s 5-19 Health and Well-being Service, commissioned by Cheshire West and Chester Council, is taking to engage with more young people to provide vital advice and support.

5-19 Health & Wellbeing Service

The 5-19 Health & Wellbeing Service works across Cheshire West and Chester with over 150 schools and approx. 74000 children and young people!

The Service is delivered by School Nursing teams who have specialist experience in delivering Public Health interventions and key messages to the young people in our populations to promote health, wellbeing and good lifestyle choices.

We are both in school and out in the community. If you need to get in touch, you can find all of our contact details, along with lots of information relating to health and wellbeing on our website, www.mywell-being.org

0-5 Health Visiting Service

Community Nurses, Nursery Nurses and Health Visitors work with and support families during the crucial early years of a child’s life from birth to 5 years old, supporting you to ensure that your child is prepared and ready to start school and progress through the next phase of their childhood.

They offer…

•Advice and support around emotions and mental health,


•Advice around feeding, weaning and dental health,


•One-to-one breastfeeding support,


•Advice around  Child safety,


•Addressing concerns you might have about sleep or behaviour,


• Physical and developmental checks during your child’s first years


•Support for specific issues such as postnatal depression, family stress and


 

Health Visitors work alongside School Nurses to ensure that the health needs of children and young people are met. If you have any concerns in relation to a child aged 5-19 years, please share this with your link Health Visitor who will liaise with the 5-19 Service.

 



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