When We Are Closed
There is a doctor on duty 24 hours a day for emergencies. When surgery is closed, if you call the usual surgery number you will be given a number to ring or be transferred directly to the out-of-hours and your details will be passed to a duty doctor.
You will usually be asked to attend an Out-of-Hours Emergency Centre.
Phone calls to the emergency out-of-hours service are recorded.
Other Sources of Help
NHS111 – 24 hour phone advice
St.Helens NHS Walk-in-Centre, Bickerstaffe Street
07:00 – 22:00 Monday-Saturday and 09:00 – 22:00 Sunday
Minor Injuries, Millenium Centre (within the Walk-in-Centre)
09:00 – 17:00, 7 days a week
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.