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

Deane Medical Centre, Waters Meeting Health Centre, Winifred Kettle Centre.

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

  • 24 hour crisis help line and face to face support 8pm-6am
  • 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 telphone: 01204 521200 (local call charges apply)

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


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

Name Distance
Sharples Dental Practice Sharples Dental Practice, 757 Blackburn Road, Sharples, Bolton, BL1 7JJ
01204 306010
Ravat and Ray Dental Care - Rumworth RUMWORTH HOUSE, 512 Wigan Rd, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 4QW
01204 850285
Harwood Dental Care, Bolton Harwood Dental Care, 21 Longsight, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3HS
01204 304568
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Highfield Dental Practice Ltd Brackley House, Brackley Street, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9ES
Ravat and Ray Dental Care Farnworth Brackley House, Brackley Street, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9ES
01204 705363
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The Dental Care Centre 75 Market Street, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1HH
01204 796795
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Duncalf and Duncalf & Associates Bromley Cross Dental Practice, 227-229 Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9BS
01204 308 488
Little Lever Dental Practice 100 High Street, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 1LR
01204 574908
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Kearsley Dental Care 25 Bolton Road, Kearsley, Bolton, BL4 8DB
01204 573573
Smart Dental Care – Bolton Road Dental Centre 1 Bolton Road, Bolton, BL4 8DB
01204 707773
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