Dispensary: 01291 621507 (2pm – 6pm)
Who should I see?
We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.
Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.
Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.
If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.
Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.
Your pharmacist can help too
Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.
Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just call your local pharmacy a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.
Your pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.
Click here for more information about how pharmacies can help you.
There is no longer a minor injury department at Chepstow Hospital. If you sustain an injury you should attend the nearest A & E department. If you are immobilised by your injury you should dial 999 and the ambulance will attend.
NHS Direct Wales
For 24 hour confidential healthcare advice, or if you have queries about NHS services and accessing them in non-urgent circumstances the you can ring NHS Direct on 0845 4647
You should use the NHS Direct service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
- you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
Click here for more information about how NHS Direct can help you.
A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”
If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.