GP or dentist

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have coronavirus symptoms and need medical help for any reason, do not go to your GP or dentist surgery. If you have symptoms (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss/change in sense of smell or taste), use the 111 coronavirus service.

GP services

GP practices in Cornwall are still open, they're just working in new and different ways to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, offering secure telephone, online, and video consultations, to help keep patients safe at a time of social distancing, with face to face appointments if required.  

If you need to see a GP, contact your practice via their website or by phone. You can also order repeat prescriptions via your GP practice website or the NHS App.

If you're on holiday in Cornwall and need to see a doctor, please contact your own GP practice. Practices up and down the country are offering video appointments which mean we can see patients safely and quickly during the pandemic.

Need an NHS dentist?

NHS England commissions dental services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. For more information, please contact NHS England at or telephone 0300 311 2233.

All non-urgent dental activity has stopped in line with the changes to people’s everyday lives that the Prime Minister has signalled. A dental centre is available in Bodmin for people who need help with urgent and emergency dental conditions including severe pain and infection. 

To access this service, contact your dentist for an assessment.

People who don’t have a dentist should call the dental helpline on 0333 405 0290 or email

Out of hours call NHS 111. 

Find out more.

Out of hours

If you need to see a GP or dentist outside of normal opening hours, please call out-of-hours service on 111. To find your nearest GP or dentist, visit or call NHS 111.