Primary care is the cornerstone in a strong healthcare system that ensures positive health outcomes and health equity.
Family Medicine or Primary care is a specialty that provides preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care to undifferentiated clients irrespective of age, gender or disease condition.
At Lily hospitals the department is responsible for the day to day running and organization of the outpatient department where preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services are offered. It also provides health education, counseling and minor surgery services. The department also offers different comprehensive health screening packages including basic health check, hypertensive health check, diabetic check, health check for females above 40 years, health check for males above 40 years as well as obesity health check amongst others.
The department currently has the accreditation of both the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Physicians for the training of resident doctors in Family Medicine.
The department is staffed with consultant Family Physicians, senior registrar, registrars in Family Medicine and medical officers as well as nurses and other ancillary staffs. We render all year round 24 hour services.