Improving Island Health
The Beacon Health Centre provides a 7 day a week GP Led Walk In service from 8am to 8pm daily. This service is available to all Isle of Wight residents and visitors. This means that between 8am and 8pm, 7 days per week, you can simply walk in and be able to see a GP. You do not need to register with us. This allows you to continue to receive the benefits of remaining with your own registered GP.
The Beacon Health Centre strive to see all patients within an hour and endeavour to help you within one visit.
The Beacon Health Centre also provides an Out of Hours GP service when your own GP practice is closed. This includes medical advice and assessment should you have an urgent problem that cannot wait until you can arrange a visit to your own registered GP. To access the Out of Hours service, simply ring 111.
How to Contact Us.
Your call will be answered by a clinical advisor who will ask for details of the problem and depending on the nature of the illness, you may:
The 111 number makes it easier for the public to access local health services when they need help quickly. If people need to contact the NHS for urgent care there will only be three Numbers; 999 for life-threatening emergencies; their GP surgery; or 111.
How to Find Us.
Beacon Health Centre
Isle of Wight Dental Helpline on 0845 050 8345.
When Should I use the Beacon Walk in Centre?
From 8am until 8pm, every day of the week, a GP will be available for most minor illnesses or health problems. Weekends are usually much busier than weekdays.
The kinds of problem we can help with include:
Please be aware that, if you are already seeing your own GP about an ongoing problem which is causing you concern, we advise you make an appointment with your own GP.
Night Time Service (Out of Hours)
To access our Out of Hours Service From 8pm until 8am, every night of the week you can still call the 111 telephone number.
As a general rule, here are a few useful hints for knowing when to seek urgent help:
When should I not use the Beacon Centre?
Contact your own GP when you: