The ENT service deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the ear, nose, and throat.
The scope of PHCC ENT services falls into three main categories:
1. Referral as EMERGENCY cases
Those ENT emergency conditions that could be managed by ENT Physicians at PHCC centers if facilities/equipment are available and do not require transfer to main ED at HMC:
Epistaxis controllable by local measures
Acute nasal trauma
Nasal vestibulitis and abscess
Acute vertigo without any neurological signs or symptoms
Acute otitis externa
Auricular cellulites and perichondritis
2. Referral as URGENT cases
Those ENT conditions that can be referred by General physicians as urgent referral within two weeks basis on ENT Guidelines:
Acute laryngo pharyngitis
Acute parotitis (Salivary gland disorders)
Acute rhino sinusitis
Acute otitis media with or without perforation
Acute perforation ear drum traumatic or not
3. Referral as ROUTINE cases
Those ENT conditions that require referral to specialist care at PHCC specialist centers on a non-urgent basis and those conditions that require follow up.
Chronic otitis externa
Uncomplicated chronic otitis media
Pediatric secretory otitis media for 3 months treatment if no improved routine referral HMC
Eustachian tube dysfunction
Long term hearing loss assessment
Chronic rhinosinusitis with or without nasal polyps
Snoring in pediatric or adult with or without sleep apnea
Pediatric with speech delay and suspected hearing loss
Smell and taste disorders
All patients (Adults & Young People) registered with PHCC.
The service is an appointment only service however, the clinic does accept walk in patients in case of emergencies (emergency cases will have three slots available each).