PHC Clinics Offered by the Department:
1) General clinics:
These clinics are working on daily bases from 7 am to 11 pm including week-ends and public holidays. Deal with different health problems (acute and chronic), routine check-ups, and health education provided by general practitioners and/or family physicians.
2) Antenatal clinics:
This clinic is working on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 am to 2 pm. Deals with pregnant women since pregnancy till 30 weeks of pregnancy and then refer to secondary care of gynecology department. It is provided by skillful family physicians and doing routine check-ups of their pregnancies and babies.
3) Postnatal clinic& periodic women examination:
This clinic is working on Thursdays from 7 am to 2 pm. Deals with delivered mothers after 45 days of delivery by gives care to them, family planning and does periodic examination to all women. It is provided by family physicians that are highly trained on those cares.
4) Diabetic clinic:
This clinic is working on daily bases from Sunday to Thursday from 7 am to 2 pm. Deals with diabetic patients, screens them for complications of diabetes, follows up, treats and educates them. It is provided by family physicians.
5) Well baby clinic and vaccination:
This clinic is working on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays from 7 am to 2 pm. Deals with infants and babies from birth to school age. Screens the milestone development& diseases and vaccinate them according to Bahrain policy of vaccination. It is provided by well-trained family physicians.
6) Mini-dermatology clinic:
This clinic works in Wednesdays, from 7 am to 2 pm. Deals with all kinds of skin problems. Run by a well-trained skillful family physician.
7) Ultrasound screening of pregnant women:
This clinic works on Thursdays from 7 am to 2 pm and provided by a highly skillful well trained family physician. Provide an ultrasound screening care of babies of pregnant women who attend the clinic for antenatal care.
8) Home visit care:
This care is provided by community health nurses by visiting certain patients at home and giving the needed care ordered by the physicians. This care is done on daily bases from Sundays to Thursdays.
9) Mobile clinic:
This clinic is provided by a family physician, a community health nurse, a practical nurse, and a social health care worker if needed, by visiting certain patients at home after an evaluation of a community health nurse and a decision that this patient should be seen at home by a physician. This care is done on Mondays, alternate Mondays, or when needed.
10) Out-patient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) clinic:
This clinic is established in March 2012 to provide a care to those patients who need to stay in the hospital for days or weeks to get antimicrobial injections treatment only. According to a certain criteria patients instead of being admitted to the hospital for the injections, they can be discharged home and get their injections in this clinic which works from 7am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 10 pm on daily bases.
11) Staff clinic:
This clinic is working on daily bases from Sundays to Thursdays from 7 am to 11 pm. Run mainly by family physicians. Deals with the hospital staff employees for faster care to release them soon for patient’s care.
12) Triage care:
Run by trained triage nurses who deal with walk-in patients to filter emergency cases for immediate care, those patients who need to be seen by the physicians for their acute conditions, and/or arrange an appointment for those patients whose their condition can wait a day/s to get a physician’s consultation.