Extended Access - Evening and Weekend Appointments

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COVID-19 pandemic update

This service was temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, however a decision has now been taken for it to resume.

The Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, service restarted on Saturday 5th September 2020.  All other services restarted on Monday 7th September 2020. 

Your appointment may be carried out virtually over the phone or via video consultation where appropriate. 

Evening and Weekend Appointments

Evening ands weekend appointments are available with GP's, Practice Nurses and other healthcare professionals for routine pre-booked services. 

The Fylde Coast NHS is committed to improving access to primary care services.  This includes making appointments available at times that are convenient to patients.

If you:

  • find it difficult to attend an appointment during the working day;
  • are a busy parent with small children;
  • or rely on working carers to take you to appointments;

then this service if for you.

About the service

The Fylde Coast NHS has arranged for additional appointments to be provided outside of normal GP practice hours by the Fylde Coast Integrated Urgent Care Service. 

The service offers pre-bookable and same-day routine primary care appointments with a range of clinicians including GP's, nurses and health care assistants.

Please be aware that this is not a walk-in service - you must have an appointment. 

The service employs local clinicians from the Fylde Coast, where possible.

Day BlackpoolFleetwoodFreckletonGarstang and Over Wyre (alternate Saturdays)
Monday6.30pm to 8pm 6.30pm to 8pm6.30pm to 9.30pm
Tuesday6.30pm to 8pm6.30pm to 8pm6.30pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday6.30pm to 8pm6.30pm to 8pm
Thursday6.30pm to 8pm6.30pm to 8pm6.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 6.30pm to 8pm6.30pm to 8pm
Saturday8am to 8pm8am to 2pm8am to 2pm8am to 2.30pm
Sunday8am to 8pm8am to 2pm8am to 2pm

(Opening hours may be subject to change)


Appointments

An appointment must have been booked in advance of visiting the service.

When your GP practice is open

To book an appointment, contact your GP practice.

When your GP practice is closed

Appointments may also be booked when the service in Blackpool, Fleetwood, Freckleton, Garstang and Over Wyre is open, by calling 01253 952950.

Appointments are for pre-bookable and same-day routine and not for urgent care.  If urgent care is required, please call NHS111 for advice. 

When you book an appointment, the practice will ask you for consent to share your detailed GP record with the clinician providing the care.

Should you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your GP practice.  If your GP practice is closed, please call 01253 952950 to cancel.

Where to go  

Blackpool:

Whitegate Health Centre

150 Whitegate Drive

Blackpool

FY3 9ES

Fleetwood:

Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing Centre

Dock Street

Fleetwood

FY7 6HP

Freckleton:

Freckleton Health Centre

Douglas Drive

Freckleton

PR4 1RY

Garstang:

Garstang Medical Practice

Kepple Lane

Garstang

PR3 1PB

Over Wyre:

Over Wyre Medical Centre

Wilkinson Way

Preesall

FY6 0FA

Weekday evening appointments

Where to go?

Whitegate Health Centre, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool,

What time?

Appointments are available between 6.30pm and 8pm.

How to book?

Ring your GP practice as normal

Weekend appointments

Where to go?

Whitegate Health Centre, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool,

What time?

Appointments available between 8am and 8pm.

How to book?

Ring your GP practice as normal

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