When We Are Closed

out_of_hoursDevon CCG is responsible for commissioning the Out of Hours Services which is provided by Devon Doctors' On Call. If you need a doctor for an emergency outside normal surgery hours an answer machine message at the surgery will inform you how to make contact with Devon Doctors.

Alternatively you may telephone directly to Out-of-Hours service on 111. A trained receptionist will take details of your problem and the on-call doctor will contact you and will either give telephone advice, arrange for you to attend the treatment centre, or visit you at home if appropriate.

Please note that all initial contacts to the Out of Hours Doctors are recorded.


There are 2 Walk-In Centres in Exeter (please see below). Both are available for advice, assessment and treatment of minor illnesses and other health issues. They can also provide emergency contraception, blood tests and removal of sutures.

  • NHS Walk-In Centre (Adjacent to A&E)
    Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
    Barrack Road
    EX2 5DW
    Tel: (01392) 406300
    Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm Monday to Sunday
  • NHS Walk-In Centre (and Contraception Services)
    31 Sidwell Street
    EX4 6NN
    Tel: (01392) 276892
    Opening hours for WIC only are:
    - Mon to Fri: 07:30 to 18:00
    - Sat: 08:30 - 18:00
    - Sun: 10:30 - 16:30

NHS Devon 111

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS Devon 111 (111) to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.


Please visit www.exeterprimarycare.co.uk for extra advice and which surgery open at the weekend.

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

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.


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