If you need an ambulance for an emergency ring 999, but remember that the service is for emergencies only.
If you are in any doubt, call NHS111 who will advise you and call an ambulance if it is needed.
Patients can call NHS 111 at any time for urgent medical advice, and in the evenings, weekends and overnight, phoning NHS 111 is still the route to advice and GP access. The service assesses the best course of action for the patient, with the options ranging from a phone consultation with a doctor or nurse, a face to face consultation with a GP, a home visit or a trip to A&E.
People who are able to travel to a treatment centre will be offered a booked appointment at their nearest location. The service is designed to make sure that, as far as possible, no one is more than 30 minutes away from a treatment centre.
Who to contact if you’re unwell?
If you are ill and need medical advice:
The Minor Injury Unit at the South Hams Hospital (Kingsbridge) is open Monday to Friday (09:00 - 17:00) to treat you if you have an injury which isn’t life-threatening, but still requires urgent treatment.
Ring 01548 852349 to check they can see you.
Address: Plymouth Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1AT
Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.
Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.
Find out how to get your COVID Pass to attend trial events in England or to travel abroad.
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.