The Millfield Medical Centre, located at the heart of the Millfield campus, treats a complete range of illnesses in exactly the same manner as any other surgery. It is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week during term time by a highly competent and dedicated health care team consisting of seven fully qualified nurses and a health care assistant.
Other services offered by the Medical Centre include:
• Asthma clinic
• Travel clinic for vaccinations/malaria tablets etc
• Teenage sexual health clinic
• Guidance around Disordered Eating
• Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) testing annually
• Minor injuries clinic
• Minor surgery clinic
All routine dental care should be undertaken at home during the holidays. Private emergency appointments can be arranged as required. The private dental insurance scheme offered by the school will cover the cost of these appointments. Orthodontic treatments can be arranged on a private basis only.
Caring for sick students
The Millfield Medical Centre houses 15 beds that are covered 24 hours a day, and a self contained isolation unit. This means for those children with severe or highly infectious illnesses they can be comfortably looked after by trained professionals away from the boarding house reducing any risk of spreading the illnesses. In the event of minor illness, boarders are normally nursed in their boarding houses, with full back-up from the medical staff. Close liaison is maintained between housemasters/housemistresses, medical staff and the parents of sick children in all cases, although the right to confidentiality is given after the age of 16.
Students under 16 years of age wishing to see the doctor, need to obtain a chit from their houseparents. Students over 16 years of age may make their own appointments. For any problems, illness or injury occuring during the day students should visit the Medical Centre. Students requiring treatment during lesson times must first gain their teacher/tutor's permission.
Head of Millfield Medical and Healthcare: Mrs Emma Mallett
Dr Richard Hughes; Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8.10 - 10.30am
Tuesdays 4.00 - 5.30pm
Wednesdays 4.00 - 5.30pm Sports Injury (autumn/spring term only)
Saturdays 2.00 - 5.00pm Sports Injury (autumn/spring term only)
Dr Juliet Balfour; Thursdays 8.30 - 11.20am
Tel: 01458 444220
Should you wish to speak with a doctor during school holidays please contact Glastonbury Surgery: 01458 833666
We offer a Physio Clinic run by chartered physiotherapists located at both the senior and prep school. Services provided include assessment, rehabilitation, injury prevention, concussion assessment/management and pitchside medical care.
Lead physiotherapist: Aaron Ryan
Assistant physiotherapist: Rebecca Rhodes
Sports massuse: Octavia Walters
Tel: 01458 444149
Physio Clinic (Fitness Room, Jubilee):
|Monday||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Tuesday||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am - 12.00pm|
|Thursday||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Friday||8.30am - 12.00pm|
Triage (free advice and assessment): Monday - Friday, 10.55 - 11.20am