Chillington Health centre

Lines open: 8.30am to 6.00pm

Email: enquiries.chillington@nhs.net

Who should I see?

GP Appointments – Please click on the link for further details on GP appointments and for information relating to GP Home visits.

Appointments with a Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant

Our team of  healthcare staff including Leanne (Advanced nurse Practitioner) and healthcare assistants (HCA) Linda, Sophie and Nicola hold morning and afternoon clinics Monday to Friday

Between them they provide a wide range of services including; immunisation and travel advice, blood testing, ECG’s, wound dressing, health checks, oral contraception, smears, ear syringing and smoking and dietary (healthy eating) advice and support.

PCN First Contact Physio Service 

We have a remote telephone muscular skeletal triage service which will be the first option for all muscular skeletal problems.  We also have Mark Turner, our PCN physio runs a face to face clinic each week providing help for any muscular skeletal problems.  The physio team are able to make referrals onwards for scans / x-rays etc if required and is best placed for these conditions.

PCN Paramedic Service

Our PCN paramedic Lorna runs a clinic most weeks providing assistance to our GPs working as a multi- disciplinary team to provide care for many conditions we see as on the day urgents.

Self care

If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.

Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

Pharmacy First Scheme

Jan 2024- Patients can now get treatment for seven common conditions directly from their local pharmacy, without the need for a GP appointment or prescription.

Pharmacy First enables community pharmacists to supply prescription-only medicines, including antibiotics and antivirals where clinically appropriate, to treat seven common health conditions without the need to visit a GP.

Pharmacy First Information

Dentist

If you do not have an NHS dentist or are on holiday please call:

  • 01803 217777 – Torquay & Newton Abbot
  • 01636 331820 – Domiciliary Dental Service
  • 01752 314151 – Emergency for Temporary Residents

For out of normal working hours the number is 01392 823682

NHS 111

111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

Click here for more information about how NHS 111 can help you.

Minor injuries

The nearest minor injuries unit to Chillington Health Centre is at South Hams Hospital, Kingsbridge

In the event of a life threatening medical emergency call 999 or attend your nearest Accident and Emergency unit.

GP surgeries do not provide a minor injuries service.  

Alternatively, attend the Accident and Emergency department at Torbay Hospital, Derriford or the Minor Injuries Unit at South Hams, Newton Abbot, Totnes or The Cumberland centre in Plymouth.

Minor injuries include things like:

  • sprains and strains
  • broken bones
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds
  • minor head injuries
  • insect and animal bites
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

Minor Injuries

MIU – South Hams Hospital (Kingsbridge)
Plymouth Road
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 1AT (Directions)

Tel: (01548) 852349
Opening times: 09:00 – 17:00
Opening days: 7 days per week
X-ray available: 09:00 – 17:00 (Mon-Fri)

Accident & Emergency Units

Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay
TQ2 7AA

01803 654003

Derriford Hospital
Derriford Road
Plymouth
PL6 8DH
01752 202082 or 439091

A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”

If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.

URGENT CARE – Wait times – Torbay, Totnes & Newton Abbott

URGENT CARE – Wait times – Derriford, Cumberland centre, Tavistock & Kingsbridge

Date published: 17th February, 2017
Date last updated: 15th February, 2024