Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
Screening clinic is delivered by Speech and Language therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists every Thursday morning in the Gym at Snapdragons Centre in Strood.
The purpose of this clinic is to screen your child to further understand their development.
There maybe three different outcomes to this appointment:
Your child may have been referred to see one, two or all three professionals. We will do our best to offer you all appointments on one morning however this may not always be possible. You will be allocated a 10-15 min slot with a member of staff to talk through your concerns. Please arrive 15mins before your allocated appointment to complete the paperwork given at reception as this helps to inform the clinician of your child’s needs.
Please be aware that you will be in a clinic where there are other parents/carers with their children talking to clinicians and we ask that you respect their privacy.
Health Visitors, Nursery or any professional involved with the child are able to make a referral to the service by filling in the online referral form or ringing the duty line at Snapdragons. Therapists are available to dicuss your childs needs on a Monday between 9am - 12pm on 0300 123 3444
If you are a parent seeking advice please contact the duty desk on 0300 123 3444.
Alternatively please speak to your health visitor, GP or Nursery/School who may consider a referral to our service.
Following referral you will be invited to attend either a parent education training session or an assessment screen.
Phone lines are open between 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday