For a life-threatening emergency dial 999 (Or alternatively 112).
If you need a doctor urgently telephone 273805.
The receptionist may ask you some questions to judge the urgency of the situation and may ask a doctor to speak to you. We will take or advise appropriate action immediately.
Out of Hours
You can contact NHS Direct for health care advice at any time on 0845 4647. They also offer advice via their website which includes a self-help guide. A decreasing proportion of the call-takers are the "healthcare professionals advertised on the site, but nurses and doctors are available as back-up to them.
During the time the NHS does not commission a service from us they make arrangements for urgent cases with Devon Doctors, which we other and other local doctors have a share in but do not run. Use the normal telephone number (Exeter 273805) to find the out of hours service who will deal with you. (Their number will be 0845 6710 270 )
There is also the NHS Walk-In centre
If the patient is truly housebound a nurse, paramedic or doctor is available to visit, if it seems possible the problem may be dealt with at home.
Emergency dental number is 01392 405700
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