Open Door Clinics and Services
Our services are available for anyone in the community, with support available for those with additional needs including people:
- with Aperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism
- who are homeless
- from all ethnic groups
- living with addiction
- looking for employment and volunteering opportunities
Our practice offers a range of health services including:
NHS Health Checks
All patients aged 40 – 70 years of age are eligible for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. The check will include lifestyle advice and screening for possible signs of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If you are aged over 65 you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.
The check takes between 20 – 30 minutes.
For patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes we run a Diabetes Clinic where your diabetes control will be assessed and you will have the opportunity to discuss with the medical team any problems or questions you may have.
All women aged 25 – 64 are eligible for cervical screening every 3 – 5 years.
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Practice Nurse are able to diagnose, treat and arrange prescriptions for many minor illnesses without the need for a GP appointment. These include:
- Coughs and colds
- Hay fever
- Sore throats
- Skin rashes
- Skin infections
- Urine infections
- Women’s health problems
If you think your problem could be treated by a Practice Nurse, please ask at reception or when you call to book an appointment.
Practice Nurse Appointments
Appointments can be booked for ear syringing, removal of sutures, dressing of wounds, injections, blood samples etc.
For a full list of what services each of our medical team provide, click here.
Student Counselling Services
Counselling provides people with the opportunity to talk about their feelings or any issues that they are experiencing. They are able to explore the reasons for their behaviours and consider how to make positive changes in their lives.
If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about issues that you are experiencing such as emotional, relationship, bereavement, health issues or debt difficulties please contact staff at Open Door. You can make a self-referral or a professional can referral you into this service.
Please visit Open Door Albion Street Grimsby DN32 7DL to complete a referral form.
Positive Health Clinics
Free clinics providing confidential sexual health information and advice. Our Positive Health clinics are drop in clinics, so no appointment necessary, and operate the second Thursday of every month between 3pm and 7pm.
Free Insti HIV testing with results available in 60 seconds. Free condoms, information and advice on sexual health. These are free clinics and strictly confidential.
Tuberculosis (TB) Community Clinic
TB is a bacteria which usually effects the lungs but it can affect other parts of the body. It is an airborne disease and can be transmitted to others when a person is infectious. TB is a notifiable disease under the Public Health (control of Disease) Act 1984.
The TB Community team provides a TB nurse who has a specialist knowledge of TB, its management and control. The service is community based and the team have a good understanding of the issues in their local area and are sensitive to people’s situations and culture in providing TB services to the North East Lincolnshire area, whilst working closely with TB Consultants from the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.
Our aim is to support people diagnosed with TB and their families including medical and social support throughout the course of treatment and to ensure patients complete the treatment.
- Advise on using Directly Observed Treatment service (DOT) for people with compliance issues.
- Contact tracing service to assess the potential of transmission: we arrange and undertake appropriate screening and follow up of TB contacts in nurse led clinics or in the community as appropriate.
- New entrant screening for people identified from high risk countries of TB.
- Provide BCG to those who meet criteria
- Act as a resource of TB information to other health professionals, voluntary, statutory and non-statutory organisations.
- Provide diagnostic mantoux service.
- Working in a close partnership Public Health England providing statistics, monitoring and surveillance information and cohort reviews
Telephone number: 07775 034152
Message service available
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm excluding bank holidays.
Patients can self-refer/Health Professionals can refer by SystmOne electronic referral.