Clinics and Services

Clinics and Services

We provide a range of services and clinics.

Abortion and Vasectomy self-referral

You can self refer to these services. For more information visit 

Antenatal care and pregnancy

For more information about pregnancy see our pregnancy-care-planner web page.

If you have a postive pregnancy test, please call reception on 0121 455 0542 and book a telephone call with the GP who will refer you to a local hospital and to the community midwife

Midwives are based at our practice covering these hospitals:

Birmingham Women’s Hospital:

City Hospital:

Baby clinic 8 week check for mother and baby

At 8 weeks a mother and baby clinic is provided along with the first vaccinations. For more information see and for further baby information see

Blood Tests

An in house service is provided three times per week. 

Please contact the surgery 5 to 7 days after having your blood test, to find out if you need to book an appointment to discuss your results with a doctor

Contraception and Family Planning

We provide a confidential service for both male and female patients, including:


The Practice is served by a qualified counsellor and patients may be referred for individual counselling by any of the clinical staff. 

District Nurses

The Practice has a team of District Nurses who visit people when they are unable to attend the surgery.

District Nurses have training and experience in wound care, chronic disease management including diabetes, continence promotion and palliative care.

The team provides nursing care between 8.30am – 5.00pm and also provides an evening service. The team can be contacted on 0300 555 1919

Electronic Prescribing Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

Extended Access

Karis Medical Centre is part of the myhealthcare federation of practices in Birmingham. This allows our receptionists to book evening and weekend, GP and nurse appointments at our local hub at Bath Row Medical Centre.

Eye problems self-referral

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye problems. It is an NHS service provided by accredited optometrists (also commonly called opticians). For further information see and to self-refer find an optometrists to phone see

Flu Jab

For patients over 65 or those with a chronic disease such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease we offer the opportunity to be immunised against flu each year and a one off vaccination against pneumonia. Winter Flu clinics are held every year. Details are available from reception.

Health Visitors

The Ladywood Health Visiting Team provide advice and support for families and children under 5 and expectant parents.

Health Visitors have training and experience in child health, health education and health promotion including parenting skills, teething, sleeping, feeding, or any special difficulties the family may be facing.

You can arrange an appointment with the Health Visitors on 0121 466 3550

Listening & Guidance Chaplaincy Service

Sometimes we just need to be heard by someone who will listen. Listening and Guidance is an NHS confidential, pastoral and spiritual care service provided by Chaplains for Wellbeing. The service is for patients experiencing grief, stress, anxiety or sadness, struggling with illness, making difficult decisions or overwhelmed by life. Ask your GP or pick up a leaflet in the surgery.

Minor Surgery

Appointments for minor surgery including joint injections, skin lesions and cyst removal are available.

Book to see a GP to discuss further.

NHS App Online Services

Download the NHS App from the Apple or Android store to book appointments, order prescriptions and access online services. Try to fully register online using your passport or driving license. Click here for help

NHS Health Checks

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease.

The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family. 

We offer free NHS Health Checks if aged 40 to 74, every 5 years, to help you be better prepared for the future and be more able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.

Non NHS Services

Please expect a fee for non NHS services such as university letters, housing letters, travel cancellations, fitness to fly, medical reports and examinations. The staff or your doctor should inform of any charges before carrying out non NHS work.

Practice Nurses

You can book an appointment with a Practice Nurse for 2-3 weeks ahead. Our Practice Nurses provide a wide range of services including:

  • Travel Advice, Vaccinations and Immunisations 
  • Minor illness clinics, Dressings Wounds
  • Chronic Diseases Monitoring (Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension)
  • Weight Management and Lifestyle Advice
  • Well Women Clinics, Sexual Health, Family Planning, Cervical Smears


Online Repeat Prescriptions

  • Available from the NHS App

Telephone Repeat Prescription

  • Available from the Prescription Ordering Department (POD)
  • 0121 726 1303 (8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Or choose option 1 on phoing Karis Medical Centre

For more information see our prescriptions webpage

Sexual Health

Free sexual health services for Birmingham and Solihull see

We provide a confidential service for both male and female patients, including: Sexual health advice, Sexually transmitted disease testing, HIV screening

Repeat sick / fit notes

Repeat sick / fit notes – please see our sick-fit-note-certificates webpage


Both the GPs and Practice Nurses will see young people under the age of 16 unaccompanied.

Your appointment will be confidential.

Travel Health

Nurse Travel Clinic

We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service.  Please book to see the travel nurse at least 8 weeks before your journey.

For further informaiton please see our travel-advice webpage

Veteran Health

Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Accredited GP Practice

If you are a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can make sure that we understand your health needs and ensure you are getting the best possible care.

Op COURAGE is an NHS mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families. Call 0300 323 0137 or email [email protected]

For more information, visit the NHS website at