How to Access Urgent Care
If you are in pain, suffering very unpleasant symptoms or have a problem that suddenly worsens the following options are available:-
Weekdays Monday – Friday, 8am to 6.30pm (except Bank Holidays)
Telephone the surgery on 01297 443399 Try and provide the receptionist with a brief overview of your symptoms. This will enable them to arrange an appropriate appointment for you or they will pass the request over to the GP on call who will triage the request
Evenings, Weekends and Bank Holidays
Telephone the Dorset Out of Hours GP service 0845 600 1013. This will give you access to an on call Doctor
If you have a minor injury or emergency including minor burns, bites, cuts, splinters, sprains, foreign bodies in the eye, ear or skin or require emergency contraception:-
There is a Minor Injuries Unit based at Lyme Regis Medical Centre. The opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays 8am to 1pm. This is a Practice Nurse led unit at all times with GP and Nurse Practitioner cover during surgery hours as required. Serious or major trauma is dealt with at Dorchester or Exeter Hospitals.