When We Are Closed
The out-of-hours service, operated by NHS111 on behalf of the Cornish Primary Care Trusts, provides cover for urgent help outside normal surgery hours (evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays).
When you telephone either Health Centre (Callington on 01579 382666 or Gunnislake on 01822 832641), your call will be forwarded automatically to the out of hours service. You will be asked for simple details and your request will be referred to a duty doctor or nurse. You will then be offered either of the following, depending on the nature and severity of your symptoms:
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.