No two people are the same. It’s not just our fingerprints that differ, but our genetic make-up, life history, and health status too. This means that when it comes to your physical wellbeing, you need professional care and advice that is tailored to your needs. Here at The Local Choice, we have built up our clinic services to promote high-quality, convenient care that is not only affordable but customised to suit your healthcare needs. When it comes to you and your family, you can trust us to take care of you.
Health Status Support
We are here for you; whether you require regular chronic disease management or if you just need advice on basic healthcare. Our clinic services are geared towards patients of any age, and we cover health support from baby care to immunisations for the elderly. We even provide HIV counselling and offer cost-friendly physical examinations and medical aid health assessments.
Diabetic Care and Dietary Advice
For patients who deal with prediabetes, Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes, we offer care and advice, as well as necessary screenings. We also offer dietary advice and help patients seeking to lose weight. If you would like to know about your BMI (body mass index), which foods to avoid with your current medication or condition, or how to make healthy lifestyle changes for your whole family, don’t hesitate to speak to us.
Various Screening and Testing
Prevention is always better than cure, and it is our belief that through thorough and effective screening, we can catch many conditions early before they become harder to treat. For this reason, we offer various screening and testing clinic services, including:
- Blood glucose testing
- H. pylori testing
- Cholesterol screening (total and HDL)
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Pregnancy testing
- STI testing
- Peak flow measurement to screen for asthma and pulmonary diseases
Vaccinations and Immunisations
We provide our communities with various vaccinations. For babies, immunisations and additional vaccine administering such as Immunoglobulin are available to strengthen the immune system against measles and meningitis during an outbreak. We also offer vaccines against the flu and Pneumovax for aged and frail individuals. In this way, we aim to protect our communities from infectious diseases and save the lives of immunocompromised people.
Reproductive Health and Family Planning
Education on reproductive health in our communities is critical, which is why we offer support, advice, screenings, and follow-up care. Along with HIV testing and counselling, we provide STI testing, advice on contraception, nutritional advice during pregnancy, as well as the treatment and management of sexually transmitted infections.
Baby Clinic Services
For mothers and fathers of families large or small, our baby clinic services offer extensive care and support. Our baby clinics include emergency nebulising facilities, Failure to Thrive (FTT) and growth charts, nutritional support, supplement advice, and scholar support for issues such as lice or scabies, as well as vaccines and immunisations.
Links to Other Healthcare Professionals
Here at The Local Choice, we are, for many patients, the first point of contact when it comes to medical care. We thus strive to ensure our clinic services take a holistic approach to the support, preventative care, and treatment of each patient’s health status. We also refer patients to other medical professionals in the field such as general practitioners and specialists when further help is required. For those who need it, we provide help with medical aid claims and alert patients of various generic medications or more cost-friendly alternatives if it is applicable.
Along with top-quality medication, we stock a variety of other products including vitamins and sports supplements, beauty products, and at-home medical care such as first aid kits. If you would like to partner with a friendly pharmacy that truly cares for your wellbeing, please feel free to visit us today.