Chawton House Surgery

St Thomas Street, Lymington, SO41 9ND

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Telephone: 01590 672953

Temporary Residents

If someone is unfortunately taken ill away from their usual place of residence, the NHS allows those patients to register as a Temporary Resident with a GP in the area they are visiting. This can be for a period of up to 3 months. There are two categories – up to 2 weeks and 2 weeks to 3 months. A Temporary Registration Form will need to be completed . You will need to supply the full details of the GP you are registered with at your usual place of residence. An NHS medical card will make the temporary registration process easier and is proof of entitlement to NHS treatment.

For those who are not normally resident in the UK, or who have been living in the UK for less than 3 months special rules apply. For residents of the EU and some other countries, reciprocal agreements apply. A British passport does not entitle a person normally resident outside the UK to health care under the NHS (being resident in the UK for more than 6 months does).

We will provide our services on a private basis to those without proof of NHS entitlement. A list of fees is available at reception.

Please arrive in ample time before your appointment to enable completion of the paperwork.

Immediately Necessary Patients

If you visiting the area for 24 hours or less and are suffering from a condition that needs immediate attention we will see you as an “Immediately Necessary Patient”. You will need to complete a “Blue” Registration form and have details of your doctor’s name and address. The registration then follows the same path as a Temporary resident of less than two weeks, as above. This registration covers you only for the day on which you receive the “Immediately Necessary Treatment”.

If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible for NHS treatment, please visit the link here Overseas Visitors  to go to the NHS Choices website.

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Opening Times

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