Wellington Medical Centre

Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8BD

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ask for a test to check if you have the virus. You need to get the test done in the first 5 days of having symptoms.

You can request a test online by visiting www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or you can call the Coronavirus Testing Contact Centre on 119.

EPS Phase 4

We have upgraded to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which means that almost all our prescriptions will now be processed electronically.

You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

B12 Injections

We are aware that if you usually have B12 injections, you may be concerned about what will happen with your injections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The GPs have produced guidance to provide you with this information and give some reassurance. If you have any questions regarding this please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Retiring Fax Machine 24th October

Please note, we will no longer use our fax machine from 24th October. If you need to send something to us, please use the email address on our contact page instead.

Telephone Queue Buster

On Tuesday 30/7/19, we activated a new feature on our telephone system. At busier times, you will be given the option to receive a callback instead of waiting in the queue. If you choose to use this feature, we will call you back when you’re at the front of the queue. You may still choose to hold as normal.

This means you won’t have to hold your phone to your ear for the duration of the queue in case your call is answered and we will pay for the return call instead of you.

New Automatic Blood Pressure Machine

We have a new automatic blood pressure machine in the Health Promotion room. Please follow the nearby instructions when using this machine (take 3 readings, 1 minute apart, fully complete the form and post it in reception).

Engage Consult

We are launching a new service on 10th September called Engage Consult. Engage Consult allows you to request an appointment, prescription, or administrative item online instead of over the phone. From 10th September, you will be able to access this service from a button on our website home page.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.
In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.
In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.