New Patient Registration
We are currently accepting new patients.
How to Register
We can only accept new patients who live in our practice area. (We do not accept 'Out-of-Area' registrations) The Practice serves the population of Old Harlow and neighbouring villages, click on the following to see whether you are in our catchment area. Old Harlow Health Centre - Catchment Area checker
Instructions on what to do with the registration form
NOTE: You will not be able to book appointments until you have been fully registered. i.e. signed the pre-registration form at the surgery and provide where possible, proof of identity and address and completed the additional forms required by the Practice. The Registration process normally takes 48 hours from receipt of the completed forms and surgery checks.
If you want to join the practice please complete a registration form which can be picked up from reception or downloaded from the above “Registering Online” tab. Please bring the completed form along to reception with your proof of address i.e. utility bill or council tax statement and also photographic ID i.e. passport, driving licence where possible.
All newly registered patients need to complete a health questionnaire and have a health check with the practice nurse.
The information on the medical card will speed up the process of getting your records from your previous practice. Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us and a new medical card will be sent to your home address. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so.
The Practice boundary for new patients is defined as follows:
The Practice is located in the centre of 'Old Harlow' and accepts patients from the surrounding area, including Churchgate Street, New Hall and the villages of Sheering and Matching Tye.
The Catchment area can be defined as follows:
- To the south as far as and including New Hall.
- To the north towards Sawbridgeworth as far as and including Pishobury Drive.
- To the east the villages of Sheering, Matching Tye, Hobbs Cross.
- To the west towards Harlow town centre as far as the A414.
Click on this link to see whether you are in our catchment area.
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. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services