Welcome to Cannington Health Centre
Cannington Health Centre is a modern, purpose built surgery with a comfortable waiting room, pleasant consulting rooms and reasonable parking. There is access for the disabled and allocated parking.
The practice covers an area north and south of the A39 stretching from West Bridgwater to Kilve.
We are open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.30pm. including lunchtime.
Outside Surgery Hours
For urgent assistance between 6.30pm and 8.00am on a weekday, at the weekend or any time during a bank holiday, please call the NHS 111 service on 111. If you telephone the Health Centre, the answerphone message will also give you this number.
Calls to NHS111 are free from a landline although mobile providers may charge.
You may be given advice over the phone, asked to go to a primary care treatment centre or have a home visit by a Doctor.
This is an urgent care service so please use it with consideration.
We are a dispensing practice which means that if you live a mile or more from the nearest pharmacy (as the crow flies) you can get your prescribed medicine at the Health Centre. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to sell over the counter medicines or dispense to our patients who happen to live within a mile of a pharmacy.
We run a computerised prescription and dispensing system. If the Doctor prescribes for you during a consultation the prescription will be printed out in our dispensary. Our trained dispensers will then make up your prescription ready for you to collect before you leave the Health Centre.
You will be asked to sign the back of the prescription and either pay for the items or state the reason for exemption from charges. Except for age exemption, we are required to see evidence of exemption every time. If you do not have the required evidence with you, we have to mark the form to say that we have not seen the evidence for exemption.
To order repeat medication by phone, please ring 01278 651311 between 9.30 and 12.00, Monday to Friday. The line is always very busy on a Monday morning so avoid that time if you can.
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help.