Thames Avenue Surgery

2 Thames Avenue, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 9BW

Current time is 20:42 - Sorry, we're currently closed (see our Opening Times below)

NHS

Telephone: 01634 360486 / 377817

Email: thamesavenue@nhs.net

Clinics & Services

In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics and services covering the following areas:

Antenatal 

If you are pregnant you can now self-refer to the Midwife who is based at the Rainham Healthy Living Centre on 01634 337600

Whooping Cough and Pregnancy – help protect your baby

There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk.  Expectant mothers can help protect their babies by getting vaccinated against whooping cough from week 28 of their pregnancy.  Don’t take the risk. Act now to protect your baby from whooping cough from birth.  Contact the surgery to get the vaccination or speak to your midwife for further information.

REGISTERING THE BIRTH 

You will need a birth certificate for a wide range of things, including applying for a school place, opening a bank account and applying for a passport.   You need to register the birth as soon as possible and it becomes more difficult over a period of time.

For babies born in Medway you can book an appointment to register by phoning 01634 338998.

Asthma

If you have asthma or use an inhaler you are invited to make an appointment with our specialist asthma nurse.

Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Chlamydia Screening

Contraception

See separate tab ‘Contraception’ for full details of the service provided

Diabetes

Health Checks

All registered patients aged 16-74 are invited to have a health check every 3 years and all patients over 75 to have an annual health check.  All patients suffering from long term health conditions such as Diabetes, Respiratory Disease, Heart Disease/Stroke and Hypertension are invited to attend for an annual health review.  Our Practice Nurses provide support, monitoring and advice in conjunction with the GP.

Heart Disease / Stroke

Vaccinations and Immunisations

  • incluWWding travel.

Childhood Immunisations

By appointment only. Please note that we see babies generally at the end of morning surgery, due to the potentional risk of infection posed by unwell patients.

Respiratory Disease

Women’s Health

The Nurses provide advice on the menopause and HRT, and cervical cytology. We are also able to offer ring pessary changes.

Wound Care

The Nursing Team can provide simple wound care and removal of staples and sutures for our patients by appointment.  See seperate ‘Wound Care’ Page for more detailed information of what we can provide and what we are unable to do.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED