Please note: if you're having problems getting through on the phone you can book an appointment online or even come into see us in person. If you are an emergency patient, you will be seen as soon as possible. Urgent cases will be seen on the same day, but you may be required to wait.
You can also call NHS 111 for urgent medical advice, contact a doctor online or speak to your local pharmacy.
Out of hours and during vacations
Outside of the Student Medical Centre opening hours you can visit the Talbot Medical Centre in Wallisdown or Northbourne Surgery near Kinson. View map for details. Please call on 01202 636400 or book online using your Student Medical Centre registration details.
The Talbot Medical Centre also runs an Emergency Surgery which will be appointment only from 4 November - please read the leaflet for full details.
At weekends there is also the Boscombe and Springbourne Health Centre Walk in Service - open 8am-7.45pm on Saturday and Sunday only, call 01202 720174.
You can call 111 when you need medical help urgently, but it's not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
NHS 111 can also be accessed online.
Some patients are not aware that they can get treatment from a GP 24 hours a day, often going to the emergency departments (ED) at hospitals during the 'out-of-hours' period instead. This not only causes pressure on the ED but can mean a lengthy wait for patients with non life-threatening illnesses or injuries whilst urgent cases are prioritised.