Health and Support Services
Free Covid test are available from the Government. Rapid lateral flow tests are suitable for people not exhibiting Covid symptoms, while PCR tests are for those that are. You can apply for either online, free of charge, by visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Also available in the Dulverton high street pharmacy
The local GP surgery is:
Exmoor Medical Centre
Somerset TA22 9EN
Telephone: 01398 323333
Fax: 01398 324030
Surgery Times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.00pm
Dispensary: Open Monday to Friday 8.30 to 6.00, closed 1:00-2:00.
Prescription Line 01398 324344 Monday 10am-1pm, Thursday between 9-11am. Prescriptions can be ordered to be delivered to the Oak Stores, Winsford for collection on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Out of Hours Emergency Care Telephone: 111
Non emergency, online help is available via the AskMyGP service, details of which can be found here.
The Village Agent is part of a county wide community initiative providing help for people living in rural communities that may have difficulty accessing key services and support groups. Their role is to keep people informed of schemes and information that may be of benefit, and provide information on home safety, social care, health issues, pensions and benefits, housing and lots more.
All advice is free and completely confidential and home visits can be arranged if required.
Winsford's agent is Jane Lillis, who also covers the parishes of Exford, Hawkridge, Withypool, Exmoor, Cutcombe, Exton, Luxborough, Timberscombe and Wootton Courtenay.
Jane can be contacted on 07958 415270 e-mail : email@example.com
Dulverton Dental Practice, 1st Floor Exmoor Medical Centre.
For Information and appointments telephone: 01398 323436
The Winsford Support Group was set up to help with those struggling to get supplies and information as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. For their details click here
Exmoor Opticians offer services most Wednesdays at the surgery
Dulverton Veterinary Practice
Duckpaddle / Bridge St
Dulverton TA22 9HJ
Tel: 01398 323285
If you are blind or visually impaired then Somerset Sight can help you. We are a local charity established in 1920. Based in Taunton we cover the whole of Somerset, providing services and activities, from Braille classes and craft groups to our social afternoons and our volunteer visitor service.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a visual impairment, the people at Somerset Sight are able to provide help and practical advice. Please do not hesitate to get in touch – we are at:-
Northfield House, 51 Staplegrove Rd, Taunton, TA1 1DG
Telephone (01823) 333818
Find out more on Somerset Sight’s website https://www.somersetsight.org.uk/
West Somerset Flood Group A group set up to help prepare for localised floodings https://www.westsomersetflood.org.uk/