Home Visits

Requesting a home visit

If possible please try to telephone reception before 10:30 if you require a home visit. You will need to give the receptionist some details in order to help the doctors plan their schedules and give priority to the more urgent problems. These will include the name, address and age of the patient, the nature of the problem and access details if needed.

Most home visits are made between morning and evening surgeries, i.e. between 13:00 and 15:00.

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed.

You can be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.