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Tiverton Urgent Treatment Centre

Tiverton UCC

Opening days and times:

  • 8am-6pm, including bank holidays
  • Specialist treatment with no appointment necessary
  • Access to diagnostics including x-ray and blood tests seven days a week
  • Ability to see a GP until 6pm (if available)

    Our Urgent Treatment Centre will see anyone that does not require an ambulance or a visit to an Emergency Department but whose complaint is too urgent for a routine appointment with their GP. You do not need an appointment to attend the Urgent Treatment Centre and there is no need to ring us before coming.

    You may be sent to the Urgent Treatment Centre by a healthcare professional such as your GP, midwife, pharmacist, one of our ambulance crews or NHS 111.

    Tiverton Urgent Treatment Centre provides treatment for a wide range of minor injuries and urgent medical problems including:

    Minor injuries

    • Sprains, strains, muscle or joint injuries
    • Suspected broken bones (fractures)
    • Minor head injuries – bumps, bruises and wounds
    • Cuts, grazes and wounds – needing sutures (stitches), steri-strips orwound glue
    • Back or neck pain
    • Minor burns and scalds
    • Eye problems – infections, scratches and items stuck in the eye
    • Removal of foreign bodies such as splinters, glass, or hearing aid tips

    Minor illnesses

    • Minor infections – sore throats, earache, high temperatures and urine infections
    • Asthma and chest infections, coughs or bronchitis
    • Allergies – hayfever, hives and reactions to bites and stings
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Diarrhoea and constipation
    • Skin rashes, shingles and chickenpox
    • Dental pain
    • Pregnancy related conditions
    • Conditions affecting young children, including those under the age of two

    For more serious conditions including chest pain or breathing problems you should always dial 999 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

    The team at Tiverton Urgent Treatment Centre has access to x-ray facilities during the following times:

    • Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
    • Saturday – 1pm to 5pm
    • Sunday and bank holidays – 12pm to 4pm

    When x-ray is closed please still attend as often fractures can be managed overnight and an appointment for x-ray given for the following day.

    The team at Tiverton Urgent Treatment Centre also have access to point-of-care diagnostic equipment for testing blood and urine.

    Some medication can be issued from stock whilst other medication will be issued on prescription. Prescription charges will apply unless exempt from payment. The Urgent Treatment Centre will not issue prescriptions for over-the-counter items.

    What people think

    “Very polite and helpful at the front desk. Triage nurse was brilliant. Doctor was great and his diagnosis and remedy was spot on – A Big Thank you”

    “Truly amazing quick response by everyone”

    “Great service 10/10”

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    The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

    Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

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