Welcome to Bearwood Medical Centre,
situated off Three Shires Oak Road in Smethwick
We are proud to offer a full range of NHS Primary Care services as part of the
Sandwell & West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group
Bearwood Medical Centre is working hard to ensure our patients continue to receive medical care and attention.
Whilst access to the building remains closed until further notice, our phone lines are still open and you can contact us to book a telephone/video consultation appointment with your GP.
Telephone/video appointments are now being held on evenings and weekends, including bank holidays, as well as normal day time hours until further notice.
The Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a recently-discovered virus which attacks the lungs and causes disease of the body's airways and respiratory system. It can affect people in different ways, depending on factors such as age and underlying health conditions.
Initial symptoms usually include a high temperature and new, continuous cough.
If you have symptoms and are unsure of how serious they are, click here to answer a few online questions and find out what advice to follow.
If you have symptoms symptoms of coronavirus, you are advised to isolate for 7 days and anyone who lives with you is advised to isolate for 14 days. For self-isolation guidance and advice on how to treat symptoms at home, click here.
Higher Risk Groups
Some people are at higher risk of catching the virus than others and some are also extremely vulnerable. Click here to see if you fall into either of these categories.
NB: If you fall into the extremely vulnerable group, but have not received a letter from the government with shielding advice, please call us on 0121 429 1572 and let us know, so that we can make sure you receive your letter.
Children can also get the virus however with generally fewer cases and much less serious symptoms. It is still important to remain vigilant. Click here to find to what to do if you think your child has the virus.
Full NHS England Coronavirus advice can be found by clicking on: nhs.uk/coronavirus
IMPORTANT: Please note, GP practices do not currently have access to tests or a cure.
You can help us beat the virus by avoiding the spread and looking after your safety.
The government has implemented ongoing measures to control the spread of the virus and reduce effects of the disease.
Following updates announced on the 11th May 2020, social-distancing restrictions will be gradually lifted. However, it is important to stay alert by keeping in mind the following:
Continue to maintain distance where possible - As well as existing on surfaces, the virus can be airborne. If you stand close to an asymptomatic carrier and inhale their expelled air, you may be vulnerable to breathing in the virus.
NOTE: MANY PEOPLE ARE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS (not suffering any apparent symptoms) AND SPREADING THE VIRUS UNKNOWINGLY. While symptoms may be mild in some, it can be carried to others of a more vulnerable health group and cause more serious issues.
Wash your hands frequently - The virus can be picked up from surfaces and contact with others who may be carrying the virus.
Cover your mouth & nose when you cough or sneeze with a tissue or your arm (not your hands). Put any used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards. This will help to stop the spread if you are a carrier.