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Paola Health Centre

Where are we?
Paola Health Centre is located at Pjazza A. De Paule, Paola PLA-1266, opposite the parish church.

Opening hours: 24hrs Monday to Sunday​.

For map details/directions please click here.​

Please click Entitlement Guidelines​ for further details about your entitlement to the services offered.​

Services offered include:   

Lifestyle Clinic
Medical Consultant Clinic and Schedule V Clinic 
Medical Digital Imaging (X-Ray) Services
Nursing Services
Ophthalmic Clinic Renal Prevention Clinic
Speech Language Pathology
Well Baby Clinic

Community Clinics
The following peripheral clinics fall under the jurisdication of Paola Health Centre:
  • Tarxien
  • Sta Lucija
  • Birzebbugia
  • Zejtun
  • Gudja
  • Ghaxaq
  • Fgura
  • Zabbar
  • Marsascala
  • Marsaxlokk

Please click here for further details.

More detailed information regarding the above mentioned services offered:

Ambulance Service
Paola Health Centre Ambulance Service caters for the south region, that incorporates; 
Birgu, Birzebbugia, Fgura, Ghaxaq, Gudja, Hal Far, Isla, Kalkara, Kirkop, Luqa, Marsascala, Marsaxlokk, Mqabba, Paola, Qrendi, Safi, Sta. Lucia, Tarxien, Xghajra, Zabbar, Zejtun, Zurrieq.
However we do offer our Emergency Ambulance service the central and north region when Mater Dei Hospital needs additional support. 
Paola Health Centre Ambulance Aims:
  • Provide a professional and effective and efficient service to the south region communities;
  • To be closer to the south region communities thus reducing the target time to care for casualties;

The Emergency Ambulance service from Paola Health Centre is available from Monday to Sunday from 7:15am till 6:45pm. At other times of the day, ambulance services is catered from Mater Dei Hospital.


Diabetes Clinic
This clinic is open from Monday to Friday from 8am till 12am by appointment.
You may be referred to this clinic by the health centre doctor, your family doctor or from Diabetes Clinic Mater Dei Hospital.
As a new case you will receive an appointment notice by post.
Follow-up appointments are given during visits.

Ear Syringing
This is carried out from Tuesday to Friday between 10:45am till 11.30am.

For more information about ear syringing please click here

ECG Clinic
This clinic is open Fridays 8am till 2pm.
You are enhrefd to be referred for an ECG by your doctor who has to fill in a ticket of referral to a Government hospital/health centre (DH22), or by the Health Centre doctor who has to fill in a Health Centre ECG request form.
ECGs are taken only by appointment except in emergencies.
Please phone the Health Centre reception desk for an appointment between 10am and 5pm on weekdays.
The consultant physician will issue a report on your ECG, after you have had your ECG.  

Glaucoma Screening Clinic

This clinic is open on Tuesday and Wednesday between 7.30am and 1pm. 

Gynae and Post-Natal Clinic

This clinic operates on Wednesdays and alternate Saturdays by appointment, receiving referrals by the health centre GPs as well as GPs working in private practice. 

To make an appointment  for gynaecological consultation, please present a Ticket of  Referral at the health centre’s reception desk any day of the week.

For an antenatal visit, please phone on the clinic day and ask for Gynae clinic nurses. 

Please bring with you your Identity Card, appointment booklet and any relevant documents.

Telephone  2397 2312 / 21691314 

Immunisation Services

This clinic is open on Mondays to Friday from 7.30am till 1.30pm and on Saturdays from 7.30am till noon

On Wednesday, this clinic is also open between 2.30pm and 7pm.

To attend this clinic you need to call the Health Centre for an appointment during clinic hours. No referrals are needed.

You are requested to bring the immunisation record for the nurse to update.

Scheduled childhood immunisations recommended by the department for persons considered at risk are given free of charge.

Children who miss out on their immunisation for Hepatitis B and MMR carried out in schools can receive such immunisation at this clinic.  

Lifestyle Clinic

The lifestyle clinic is being carried out at the following peripheral clinics (bereg):
  • Zabbar every Wednesday from 7.00 till 13.30hrs
  • Gudja every Tuesday afternoon
  • Tarxien
  • Santa Lucija
  • Ghaxaq

Appointments for this clinic are done through the Paola HC reception by clients leaving their name, surname and contact number.
Lifestyle clinic nurse will then contact the clients themselves. This is a self referral clinic. 

Medical Consultant Clinic and Schedule V Clinic
This clinic is open on Tuesday and Fridays from 8am till noon.
You may be referred to this clinic by the Health Centre doctor or your family doctor.
To make an appointment, please present the referral ticket at the reception desk. This will be vetted by the Consultant Physician and you will be contacted back and an appointment date given.
Schedule V cards issued from the Departments of Surgery, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry at Mater Dei Hospital can only be renewed by the same department and cannot be renewed at the Health Centre.
If you are still attending the Medical Outpatients Clinic at Mater Dei Hospital on a regular basis, your Schedule V card issue and renewal should be obtained from your consultant at the Medical Outpatients and not from the Health Centre.
A consultant physician will assess your claim for enhrefment and will initiate the procedure required to supply you with a Schedule V card, which will enhref you to receive free medication. One cannot collect medicines before receiving the card.
Appointments for follow-ups are given as indicated by the physician according to clinical need.  

Medical Imaging (X-Ray) Services
These services are available from:
  • Monday to Saturday from 8am till 7pm.

Nursing Services
  • ACC (Peripheral Access) from Monday to Friday between 8am till 10.30am
  • Blood letting from Monday to Friday between 7.30am till 9.15am and Saturdays from 7.30am till 8.30am.
  • Application of Plaster Slabs for simple fractures.

Ophthalmic Clinic

This clinic is open on alternate Thursdays between 8am and 4pm and Fridays between 8am to 1pm. 

Orthopaedic Clinic

This clinic is open on:
  • Mondays (Mr. Bernard) between 8.30am till noon
  • Wednesdays (Mr. Sultana) between 8.15am till 11am. 

Physiotherapy Clinic

Clinic hours
Appointments for physiotherapy services are available 
  • Monday to Friday 7:45 to 14:00
  • Alternate Saturdays 7:45 to 11:30
  • Afternoon sessions are available at Paola Health Centre

Physiotherapy at Zejtun Community Centre
Physiotherapy services are available at the Zejtun Community Centre (berga) on Tuesday and Friday.
Clinical hours 7:45 to 13:45
In community clinics, the patient may either present a ticket of referral from a health centre GP or the family GP or the patient may also self-refer (make an appointment without GP referral).

Physiothearpy at Fgura Community Centre
Physiotherapy services are available at the Fgura Community Centre on Monday and Wednesday 
Clinical hours 7:45 to 13:45

In community clinics, the patient may either present a ticket of referral from a health centre GP or the family GP or the patient may also self-refer (make an appointment without GP referral).

Appointments may be made by phone on 23675334 from 7:30 to 14:00 or by visiting the health centre/ community clinic with the referral.
Only clients who are 16+ and have a musculoskeletal condition are eligible to attend physiotherapy clinics at health centres.

Physiotherapy services also offers Educational Talks
Informative talks for the elderly
For further information please phone:

Telephone  23675334 

Podiatry Clinic

This clinic is open from Monday to Saturday from 8am till 2pm.

This clinic is by appointment. A referral is not required. Please call our reception desk for an appointment between 10am till 5pm on weekdays.

Follow-up appointments are set according to clinical need.

Routine cutting of toenails are performed only if you suffer from diabetes or have circulation problems.  

Renal Prevention Clinic

This clinic is open on Mondays between 7.15am till 6.15pm. 

Speech Language Pathology

This clinic is open from Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 3.30pm.
For more information please click here.   

Well Baby Clinic

Monitoring and recording of children's development and advice on immunisation and feeding.
After your baby is born, you will receive an appointment by mail for the baby’s first visit at Well Baby Clinic situated within the Health Centre. This visit takes place when the baby is around 6 - 8 weeks of age. If your baby was born at a private clinic or hospital, you can still phone for an appointment at the clinic. The 6-8 week examination is usually booked on the same day as the first vaccination is due.
Routine visits are carried out when your baby is:
• 6 - 8 weeks old
• 8 months old
• 18 months old.
All these visits are by appointment which you will receive by mail. Change of appointment may be made by phone on the clinic days.

Please bring the 'Baby's Book' you are given from the Obstetrics Ward when you bring your baby for the visit.
The Well Baby Clinic at Paola Health Centre operates on Wednesdays and Thursdays and alternate Mondays.
Between 12.30pm and 2pm parents may drop in at the Clinic to check their baby's weight without a need for appointment.   

Telephone  23675326 / 21691313/4 

Wound Management Clinic

This clinic is open from:
  • Monday to Friday from 10am till 6.40pm
  • Saturdays from 10am till 6pm
  • Sundays from 9.30am till 6pm. 

Suggestions and Complaints
Please contact the below mentioned administration staff regarding any suggestions and complaints one might have:

Dr Michael Balzan - Principal General Practitioner
Mr John Pisano - COO
Ms. Rose Bonanno - Charge Nurse
Mr. Mario Treeby - Deputy Charge Nurse
Ms Tanya Abela - Deputy Charge Nurse

Telephone 21660489

Contact email​ ​​

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