When We Are Closed
Outside of normal surgery hours calls (urgent care only) are covered by an out-of-hours service provider. If you need to speak to a Doctor, please always telephone the surgery first on 01273 604220, and listen carefully to the answer machine message. It will give you contact details for the duty doctor or the out-of-hours provider.
Extended Hours Service provided by HERE:
The Avenue Surgery now has access to some GP and Nurse routine appointments during weekday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings. This service is provided by the Extended Hours Service at HERE and appointments are available at a designated surgery in our area. Our designated surgery is Park Crescent Health Centre, 1 Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3HP.
Pre-bookable appointments are available between:
Monday - Friday: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday only: 8:00am – 2pm
Sunday only: 10:00am – 1pm
If these appointment times are more convenient for you then please speak to The Avenue Surgery Reception team who can book you in. Please note that availability is limited. The GP or Nurse that you see will have access to your electronic medical history.
Same day appointments will be available on weekends only. Please call NHS 111 who may offer you an appointment at one of the Extended Hours Hubs.
Cancellation or amendments to extended hours appointments must be made via HERE only:
HERE Cancellation Line: 07540 745 730
HERE website: http://www.extendedhoursservice.co.uk/
You can also contact the NHS 111 service for help and advice about any medical problem. Just ring 111. The service is free to call 24 / 7 365 days a year when you need medical help but it's not a 999 emergency.
NHS 111 provides a single point of contact, including access to out-of-hours GP services and advice and services previously accessed through NHS Direct.
Brighton & Hove Walk in Centre for Minor Illnesses and Injuries
Open 7 days a week from 8.00am—8.00pm including Bank Holidays (although the sexual health service closes at 7pm) next to Brighton train station:
Aspect House, 84-87 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XE.
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Brighton Station Health Centre
Emergency Eye Advice and Care
Call: 01273 696955
Emergency Dental Care
If your own dentist cannot help or you do not have a dentist, call the NHS Dental Helpline on 03001 231663, Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 16:00, for an appointment.
If you need help outside these hours call NHS 111
The nearest accident department is at The Royal Sussex County Hospital.
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.