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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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Halliwell Midnight Pharmacy 34a Halliwell Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 3QS
01204 548854
Asda Pharmacy Asda Stores Ltd, Manchester Road, Bolton, BL3 2QS
Sykes Chemists Ltd t/a Gatleys Pharmacy 24 Tonge Old Road, Tonge fold, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2 6BH
01204 533937
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S & S Dispensing Chemist S&S Pharmacy, 226 Deane Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 5DP
01204 396707
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LloydsPharmacy Rupert Street, Great Lever, Bolton, BL3 6RN
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LloydsPharmacy Resource Centre Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5HP
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Cohens Chemist 49 Thicketford Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 2LS
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Derby Street Pharmacy 317-319 Derby Street, Bolton, BL3 6LH
01204 392222
Rigbys Chemist 14 swan Lane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 6TL
01204 525642
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Cohens Chemist 171 Crescent Road, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 2JS
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