When We Are Closed
The provision of GP Out of Hours coveris undertaken by Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC).
To contact a doctor when the surgery is closed if you live in south Cumbria (covering the Westmorland, South Lakes and Barrow-in-Furness areas) you should telephone 03000 247 247
(Hearing impaired users who need to contact CHoC please call (Typetalk) 18001 03000 247 247)
Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) operates when GP practices are closed and normally this is from 18:30 - 08:00 Monday – Friday, and 24 hours throughout the weekend and on Bank Holidays. CHoC also covers afternoons when GP practices are closed for staff training.
The main CH treatment centres are located in:
- Kendal – Westmorland General Hospital
- Barrow – Furness General Hospital
- Morecambe – Queen Victoria Centre
- Lancaster – Royal Lancaster Infirmary
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS Direct (0845 4647) to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.