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GP or dentist Landing PageGP and dental services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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

You can find more information on GP and dental services below:

GP services

If you have an illness that won’t go away and isn’t life-threatening, contact your GP surgery to make an appointment. Most GP surgeries offer extended opening hours for a limited range of services. Outside of normal opening hours, please call NHS 111.

Your GP surgery provides a range of services, including general medical advice and treatment, prescriptions, referral to a specialist or hospital (where appropriate), and injections and tests (such as immunisations, blood tests or cervical smears). Remember to tell your doctor if you have taken or are taking any self-care treatment. 

Out of hours

If you require a GP outside of normal opening hours, please call the GP out-of-hours service on 111. To find your nearest GP service, visit or call 111.

Registering with a GP if you're on holiday in Cornwall

If you are not registered with a local GP practice, you should do so as soon as possible to ensure that you can receive medical treatment when you need it. Don’t wait until you are ill.

It will mean that the GP has access to your medical records and will be able to make more informed decisions about how to treat you. You will need to be registered with a GP to get ongoing care, such as referral to hospital or access to other services in the practice.

If you are on holiday in Cornwall, please call NHS 111 if you need to see a GP.

Registering with a GP if you’re a student

It’s important to make sure you register with a GP when you study away from home. Students at either Falmouth University or the University of Exeter can see a GP at the Penryn Campus. Anyone who lives in Falmouth, Penryn or any of the neighbouring villages should register at a nearby surgery.

Please don’t wait until you are unwell to register with a GP surgery. To see the doctor at the Student Health Centre at the Penryn Campus, please register with the Penryn Surgery and then book an appointment. To make an appointment, please call the Penryn Surgery on 01326 372502, telling them you are a student.  

Doctor sessions - Student Health Centre, Penryn Campus (opposite the Stannary)

Monday 8.30am to 11.30am
Tuesday 8.30am to 11.30am
Wednesday 3 pm to 5pm
Thursday 3pm to 5pm.
Friday 8.30am - 11.30am

Other surgeries:

Penryn Surgery, Saracen Way, Penryn TR10 8HX
Tel: 01326 372502

Falmouth Health Centre, Trevaylor Road, Falmouth, TR11 2LH
Tel: 01326 210090

Trescobeas Surgery, Trescobeas Road, Falmouth, TR11 2UN
Tel: 01326 315615

Westover Surgery, Western Terrace, Falmouth, TR11 4QJ
Tel: 01326 212120

To register at Westover, go to the new patients section on its website. You will need photo ID and proof of being a resident in Falmouth will be helpful.

Need an NHS dentist?

If you would like help to find an NHS dentist for routine dental care, please contact the dental helpline on 0333 006 3300 or email

Community dental services

Smile Together provides community dental care for patients in Cornwall.

It is important to have your teeth checked on a regular basis to help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and mouth.

Emergency dental care

If you think you need urgent dental treatment and you already have a dentist, you should contact them on their usual number. If you are not registered with a dentist and have an emergency, contact 0333 405 0290. Alternatively, call NHS 111 for further advice.