Ardleigh Surgery is currently closed.
Dedham Branch Surgery
Dedham Branch Surgery is currently closed.
Receptionist and Telephone Lines
A receptionist is on duty from 08:30 until 13:00 and from 14:00 until 18:30 every weekday. During lunchtime, an answerphone message will connect you to the duty doctor for emergencies. At 08:30 and 14:00 the lines will be busy, please persevere your calls will be answered.
Out of Hours Service
If you require urgent medical care or advice whilst the surgery is closed, please telephone 111 for advice. This call is free from landlines. The 111 service will be able to offer you advice or transfer you to the Out of Hours GP Service if they feel you need to be seen.
Accident & Emergency Department
This is located at Colchester General Hospital (Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL) and is available 24 hours a day, every day. You should go straight to A&E for the following illnesses/injuries:
- Chest pain
- Heavy bleeding
- Suspected stroke
- Unusual shortness of breath
- Loss of consciousness
- Major injury / major accident
- Anything you feel is life threatening
Please do not attend A&E for any minor problem.
Walk In Centre
There is a walk-in centre at the North Colchester Health Care Centre (Turner Road, CO4 5JR). Opening hours are 07:00 to 22:00 every day, including weekends. You do not need an appointment, but you must be prepared to wait.
They can deal with:
- Cuts & grazes, bites, stings and minor burns
- Sprains and strains
- Minor infections including eyes, and urinary tract infections
- Minor illness