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GP Surgeries – core opening times

Bolton’s GP surgeries are open from 8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, including Wednesday afternoons.

Parents will be pleased to know that children under 12 must be assessed on the same day if they call their GP for an appointment. This could be a telephone consultation to begin with however, a child may be invited down to the practice if required. In cases where a child needs urgent hospital care, this can be arranged directly by the GP.

These opening times are a core component of the Bolton Quality Contract – an initiative developed by the CCG to enable the public to gain easier access to their GP.

Access to GP surgeries outside of core hours

If you require an appointment between 6.30pm and 9.30pm Monday to Friday or a morning appointment at the weekend, contact your GP practice as usual, and you will be advised to attend one of three hubs, currently at:

Waters Meeting Health Centre, Winifred Kettle Centre and the Urgent Treatment Centre, based at the Royal Bolton Hospital (access via Main Entrance).

If you need urgent help from a GP, day or night, please ring your GP practice as normal and you'll be directed to the right service at the right time.

To find your nearest doctor, dentist, pharmacy, or other service, enter your postcode into the box above and click on search. Or, alternatively select a service from the list to the right.


If you need to speak to somebody, the following organisations can offer you some help and support -

The Sanctuary

  • Local support 6pm-2am
  • Locations in Bolton, Wigan and Manchester
  • Access to suitably trained staff
  • Time to talk
  • A safe place for people to work through crisis
  • Has a calm room
  • Individualised recovery plans
  • Wrap around follow up support

You can contact The Sanctuary by calling 0300 003 7029. For further information please click on the following link:

Single Point of Access

They can help with all mental health referrals and queries. You can get in touch by ringing 01204 483101.

The Samaritans

They have a 24 hour free telephone support line, and can meet you in person (please phone to confirm access times).

Bolton telephone: 01204 521200 (local call charges apply)

National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)


Voluntary sector organisation in Bolton, offering support to people living with a mental health condition. Telephone 01204 380643 and website


Online counselling and emotional well-being support for children and young people up to the age of 25.  


National charity which helps young people under the age of 35 who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, or help for those worried about someone: Call 0800 068 41 41 or visit their website


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For information on the emergency dental service, visit the Patient Booking Service page.

Name Distance
Derby Street Dentist Ltd 288 Derby Street, Bolton, Lancs, BL3 6LF
01204 366954
Bolton Orthodontic Centre 464 Manchester Road, Bolton, BL3 2NU
01204 382242
Freshdental 48 Wigan Road, Bolton, BL3 5PZ
01204 64028
mydentist, Tonge Moor Road, Bolton 513 Tonge Moor Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3BG
01204 596500
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Mr A G Bennison & Associates 403 405 Halliwell Road, Bolton, Lancs, Lancashire, BL1 8DE
01204 491946
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Synergy Dental Clinic 48 Higher Swan Lane, Bolton, BL3 3AT
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Haslam Park Dental Practice 208 Wigan Road, Bolton, Lancs, BL3 5QE
01204 654141
Withers & Ripley Dental Surgery 794 Bury Road, Bolton, Lancs, BL2 6PA
01204 524046
Bupa Dental Care, Bolton, Chorley Old Road Oasis Dental Care, 530 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6AB
01204 843196
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272 Dental Care 272 St Helens Road, Bolton, Lancs, Lancashire, BL3 3PZ
01204 61935
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