Chawton House Surgery

St Thomas Street, Lymington, SO41 9ND

Current time is 20:40 - Sorry, we're closed


Telephone: 01590 672953

New Patients

We are always happy to register new patients at the Surgery. We are situated in a beautiful historic building with up to date facilities. We have an excellent team of doctors, receptionists, practice nurses and administration staff. There is ample parking less than a minute’s walk away.

If you would like to register for NHS services, please call in to the surgery and speak to our reception staff who will be pleased to help you. You can also download the relevant forms here.

Our catchment area runs between Hordle Lane in the west and Bucklers Hard in the east. If you are not sure whether you live in our area, please contact the surgery.

All patients are allocated a named GP on registration who is responsible for your overall care at the practice; if you are already registered, please contact us if you need to check who this is. If you have a preference as to your named GP, please let us know and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. 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 are able to see anyone in 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.

You will need to complete a Registration Form and bring it in together with photographic identification in the form of a passport or driving licence and identification of your current address in the form of a utility bill, bank statement etc. We will provide you with a simple New Patient Questionnaire that you will need to complete to enable us to enter basic health details on our clinical system. If you are registering children under the age of 5 we will also need you to fill out a form so we can inform the Health Visitor that you have registered with the practice.

We will send your information to our local Primary Care Agency who will ensure that your medical records are transferred from your previous GP to us. It can take between four and eight weeks for your old records to be transferred so we ask that if you are taking any regular medication or you have any other health issues to please make a routine appointment to see a doctor.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that we shall accept you as a patient if, for example, your address is not in our catchment area. If unfortunately we are unable to register you, we will contact you in writing as soon as possible. 


“Its Your practice” is a patient guide to GP services has been compiled by The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) you can download one by clicking HERE.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    07:30 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
    The main reception is closed between 1-2pm but phone lines remain open for urgent medical needs.
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    08:00 until 11:00
    (2nd Saturday of each month ONLY, depending on statutory holidays) - Suspended until further notice
  • Sunday