Links Health Centre, Frank Wood Way, Montrose, DD10 8TY

Telephone: 01674 673 400
Out of hours: 111

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Registering with Us

Practice Catchment Area

As a guide, the practice covers a radius of approx 12km (8 miles), including Montrose and the villages of St Cyrus, Hillside, Marykirk, Dun, Farnell, Lunan, Inverkeilor & Ferryden.

For further information please contact reception.

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How to Register as a Patient

You will need to complete the new patient registration form (GPR) and a New Patient Health & Lifestyle Questionnaire, both can be downloaded and printed from this page.

Please bring the following documents with you:

  • GPR Registration Form: To be completed in full and signed. We request proof of identity for all new patients registering. This can be in the form of a photo driving licence, passport, bus pass etc. Parent's identification is adequate when registering children aged under 16. Download the GPR Registration form, or a copy is available from reception. 
  • New Patient Questionnaire: We require information which will be held securely in your medical record. Please provide as much information as you can. Download the New Patient Questionnaire, or a copy is available from reception.
  • Medical Card: If you do not have such a card the registration process may take a little longer.

Until you are fully registered with the practice, you will remain registered with your previous GP.

Until we receive confirmation of your past medical history and medication we will not be able to issue any repeat prescriptions. You should ask your previous GP for a supply.

New Patient Registration

All new patients are required to attend new patient registration with the practice nurse / doctor before registration can be confirmed.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.

Online Services

You can also register for online services to order repeat prescriptions and book certain appointments online. See our Patient Services page for further information.

Doctor Preference

If you prefer a particular type of doctor e.g. female for female patient and vice versa, we will note this and do our best to respect your choice, however not all the doctors in the practice provide all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.

Change of Address and / or Moving Out of Our Catchment Area

If you change your address or telephone number please inform the practice. If you move out with the area covered by the practice you will have to register with a doctor in the area in which you are living.

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Patients from Overseas

There are laid down guidelines for patients from overseas which vary depending on the country of origin. Additional / Other documentation may be required in these circumstances - the Practice Manager or Reception Staff can advise.

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Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.