19 Jun, 2020 @ 12:43
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Health centres across Valencian Community to begin turning away patients without an appointment – details here

Patients Visiting Health Centres Without Appointment To Be Vetted In Spain  S Valencian Community

HEALTH centres across the Valencian Community are launching a triage system next Monday (June 22) meaning people who just turn up without an appointment to see a doctor or nurse will be vetted.

The process is similar to that used in a hospital emergency department.

A nurse will decide if a person should get a phone consultation at home, or whether they can get an immediate meeting with their doctor.

The guidelines have been issued by the Valencian health ministry, Sanitat, and they advise that patients should phone their health centre first to avoid a wasted journey.

They added that routine business like prescription renewals and test results should continue to be done by phone.

Regular services that were suspended during the coronavirus pandemic, like courses for expectant mothers and ‘stop-smoking’ classes are allowed to start up again.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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