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When We Are Closed

out of hoursThe surgery is closed between 6.30 pm and 8.00 am each night and all day Saturday and Sunday. If you require a doctor or district nurse out of hours when we are closed, please phone the NHS 111 Service on 111.

When using this service sometimes you will either be given advice, asked to attend a Treatment Centre in Yeovil or Taunton, or if necessary receive a home visit.

If you are seen out of hours we always receive full details when the surgery opens next.

Chard Minor Injuries Unit can deal with many minor health problems and injuries and is open 9:00am to 8:30pm Seven days a week.

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

CALLING 999 TO GET HELP FROM THE AMBULANCE SERVICE

Sometimes it is more appropriate to call 999 and then receive emergency help from the ambulance service before being taken to hospital. These situations include when;

  • your GP or hospital specialist have advised you to do so if certain symptoms or problems ever occur
  • the problem will obviously require hospital treatment such as after an accident
  • you feel the situation is serious and life threatening such as a suspected heart attack or collapse.

 

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