Our essential role in Family Medicine is maintaining the continuity and coordination of patient care. Our principles focus on the patient-doctor relationship, the ability of skilled family doctors to provide ongoing care, and their ability to be a resource to patients in the community.
Unlike other medical specialists who focus on a specific type of disease or a particular part of the body, family medicine practitioners provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages and genders through all stages of life.
General Out – Patient Department serves as a point of entry for all patients both old and new.
OUR SERVICES AND PROCEDURES
- For new patients, folders are obtained from the Record Unit of the General Out – Patient Department, while the old patients’ folders are retrieved from the Central Library. NHIS client folders are retrieved from the NHIS Unit which is located right inside the General Out – Patient hall..
- Cases for Consultant Family Physician have to be booked specifically for them.
- Consultations: – These include seeing all patients that come to the General Outpatient Clinic (GOPC), both new and old patients.
- Seeing all NHIS patients rendering capitation services to the clients and some fee – for – services by the Family Physicians.
- Referring patients that need specialist care.
- Triaging and resuscitating Accident and Emergency Unit cases at the Accident and Emergency Unit (A & E).
Our clinic days are from Monday to Friday including Saturday and Sunday which are being covered by doctors on – call.
The clinic is divided into two sessions:
- Morning Session:- This session begins by 8am and ends by 2pm, during this session, doctors will see all the patients that come to General Outpatient Clinic including NHIS clients.
- Afternoon Session:- This commences by 2pm, during this session the Doctor on – call will attend to patients till 6pm to ensure good coverage.