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If you have coronavirus symptoms and need medical help for any reason, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste), use the 111 coronavirus service.
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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. They are offering secure telephone, online, and video consultations, to help keep patients safe at a time of social distancing. Face to face appointments are available if required.

If you need to see a GP, contact your practice via their website or by phone.

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.

If you need to see a GP outside of normal opening hours, contact NHS 111 online at or call NHS 111.

Help with prescriptions during COVID-19

Please order your prescriptions from your GP as normal either electronically or via telephone. There is no need to stockpile. You can also order repeat prescriptions using the NHS App.

Volunteer Cornwall can help with collecting medical prescriptions. Contact Volunteer Cornwall on 01872 266988 or email

If you have a complex need or medical question, contact the Government’s helpline on 0800 028 8327 or your GP.

Dental services
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.

Dentist practices are open by may be prioritising the vulnerable or those with the most urgent need. Get in your touch with your practice by phone or email if you need advice or an appointment.

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

If you need to see a dentist outside of normal opening hours, contact NHS 111 online at or call NHS 111.

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