Chawton House Surgery

St Thomas Street, Lymington, SO41 9ND


Telephone: 01590 672953

Fax: 01590 674137


To make an appointment, please phone 01590 672953, book at reception or book online. Before making an appointment, consider whether you need to see a doctor, whether an appointment with a nurse may be  suitable, or whether your problem may be dealt with via a telephone consultation.

Please note that the telephone is always busy in the morning – contact us in the afternoon if possible. 

Continuity of care is a very important part of general practice so you will normally see the same GP at each visit. However, this may not always be possible, due to availability of appointments, which is why you can see anyone in the practice. All clinicians have access to your clinical notes via the computer, but we do try to facilitate you seeing the doctor of your choice whenever possible.

Routine Appointments

Most of our appointments are routine and they can be booked up to 6 weeks in advance. The more notice you give, the more likely you are to get the time and date of your choice. A routine appointment is for one person and lasts for 10 minutes. Please ask for a longer appointment if the problem is complex or multiple. A few appointments are allocated for more pressing medical problems and can be booked up to 3 days in advance.

Urgent Appointments

We also have appointments available each day for urgent medical problems, which cannot wait. Please note these appointments cannot be booked in advance. If you request to see a doctor urgently, you may be asked for some information about your problem. If you do not wish to give any information then please inform the receptionist, however the extra information will help the receptionists to make the most appropriate appointment with either a doctor or nurse.

Telephone Appointments

You can book to have a telephone consultation with a doctor if you wish.  Each GP will take a number of telephone calls at the end of their morning surgery. Please ring and arrange a telephone consultation if you think this is appropriate. If you are only available on a mobile phone, you may be expected to ring the practice at the agreed time.

Why Might It Be Difficult To Get An Appointment?

Last month 80 patients failed to attend their appointments with either a GP or a nurse. If you cannot attend your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can then make it available for another patient. Patients who do not attend 3 or more appointments in any 6 month period will be contacted and the Practice will consider removing them from the Surgery list.

Online Appointments

We are offer the facility called SystmOnline to order online prescriptions as well as book, cancel and view appointments. This facility is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The same username and password for this service allows online booking of appointments. For more details on how to register and access this service, please click HERE .

Update your Details

Patient Survey

Friends & Family Test

  • We would like you to think about your recent experiences of our service.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    07:30am - 18:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Thursday
    07:30am - 18:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Saturday
    08:00am - 11:00am (2nd Saturday of each month, depending on statutory holidays)
  • Sunday