Clinic Coronavirus measures – please read – latest update 4th July 2020

Current Status: open with extra precautions in place (see below).

If you do visit the clinic we will kindly ask you to follow the following.

  • Consideration: Before coming to the clinic you should carefully consider the risk involved both in travelling to the clinic, and in visiting the clinic. Although we are taking measures to make your visit as safe as possible, most treatments involve being within the social distancing recommendation, and thus involve an increased risk catching COVID-19. This consideration should include your need for treatment, and the risk posed to you by COVID-19. If you are included in any of the vulnerable groups please discus this with your practitioner before coming to the clinic.
  • Hand Washing: Please wash your hands on entering and leaving the clinic in the areas provided.
  • Face Masks: Please wear a face mask when in the clinic. If you don’t have one, we can provide you with one for a small fee.
  • Acute Illness: If you have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) such as a temperature, a new continuous cough, or changes to or loss of sense of smell or taste, have had non-socially distanced contact with somebody with these symptoms in the last two weeks, or have returned from abroad within the last two weeks please DO NOT come to the clinic, self isolate, and follow instructions here. If you contract symptoms within 7 days of visiting the clinic please inform us.
  • Clinic Reception: Clinic reception is closed. Please wait in your car, or somewhere appropriate nearby, and text or phone your practitioner to let them know you are nearby. They will then phone or text you when it is time for your appointment and meet you outside the front door. This allows us to properly sanitise and rest the clinic room in between patients. We will take your temperature (infra-red non-touch thermometer) before you enter the building.
  • Door Handles: Please wait for your practitioner to open all doors for you on entering and leaving the clinic.
  • Appointment Times: We are allowing extra time between patients for the room to rest, and for us to escort patients in and out of the clinic.
  • Clothing: Please wear appropriate clothing (loose fitting clothes, or sports/swim wear under your clothes) as we are trying not to use blankets or gowns at this time. We would recommend that you change and wash your clothes on returning home. You can bring a blanket if you think you will need one.
  • Payment: We will kindly ask you to pay with a contactless card in the clinic room, or by bank transfer before your appointment during this time rather than cash or cheque. If this is not possible please bring the correct money or cheque in an envelope.
  • Toilets: We would like to minimise use of the clinic toilets. If you need to use the toilet please clean any area that you come into contact with before and after use using the products provided (including handles and taps) and inform your practitioner.
  • Food, Drink, Bags: We would kindly ask that you don’t bring anything extra into the clinic with you at this time, and that no food or drink is consumed in the clinic.
  • Chaperones: Please do not bring anybody else with you unless it is necessary (in which case please let your practitioner know before the treatment). Chaperones will be asked to follow the same procedures as patients.
  • Social Distancing: We are taking measures to ensure that you do not meet other patients when visiting the clinic. We remind you of the rules of keeping 2m apart from anybody that you do meet, including your practitioner, for as much of the time as possible. Although rules now dictate that a 1m distance is acceptable when wearing a face mask, try to maintain 2m for as much of the time as possible. Your practitioner will of course help with this process (1m areas are demarked with black tape).
  • Bookings: We will be making ongoing bookings electronically whenever possible – you will be emailed confirmation and reminders of your appointments.
  • PPE. Your practitioner will be wearing the appropriate PPE recommended by their governing body. If you would like a practitioner to wear more PPE please discuss this with them before your appointment.
  • This is a lot of information and we are sorry for any inconvenience that it causes. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact us. We will ask you to sign a consent form letting us know that you have considered this information, and don’t have any signs of COVID-19, before entering the clinic. These measures are intended to protect our most vulnerable patients. Thank you for following them measures during this unprecedented time.

About the Clinic

The Cheltenham Clinic of Acupuncture and Chiropractic was initially founded in 1978 by acupuncturists Mike Eatough and Annie Fitzgerald at Faunconberg Lodge. On moving to Clarence Square in 1985 we evolved to include other practitioners and were joined by chiropractor Simon Spearing in 1991 and acupuncturist Danny Blyth in 1998. In 2001 the clinic moved to Ormond Terrace and in 2005 to our present address at 199 Bath Road. Simon and Danny now run the practice and offer a bright, light and friendly clinic. Every effort is made to accommodate disabilities and each room has an electronically controlled bench that can go very low to ensure ease of access. We are also extremely child friendly.

We maintain the highest reputation; all of our practitioners are fully qualified, accredited and insured. They are also members of their respective professional associations.

Practitioners are both happy and willing to speak to you on the phone, prior to your making an appointment, if you wish.

The clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8am to early evening.
Times vary according to practitioner.
If you would like to speak to a receptionist please telephone
01242 241933 between 10.00am and 1.00 pm.

Outside of these hours please leave a message on our answer machine and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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The Cheltenham Clinic of
Acupuncture and Chiropractic
199 Bath Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL53 7LZ

t: 01242 241933