Opening Hours

Ambrose Avenue Group Practice

Ambrose Avenue Group Practice is currently closed.

Monday08:00-18:30
Tuesday08:00-18:30
Wednesday08:00-18:30
Thursday08:00-18:30
Friday08:00-18:30
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

The Tollgate Health Centre

The Tollgate Health Centre is currently closed.

Monday08:00-18:30
Tuesday08:00-18:30
Wednesday08:00-18:30
Thursday08:00-18:30
Friday08:00-18:30
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

View your doctor’s availability. 

Switchboard

The telephone lines for both surgeries are open Monday to Friday between 08:00-18:30.

Extended Access

The Colte Partnership now offers an extended hours service. Extended Access time are Monday – Fridays – 18.30 – 20.00, Saturdays & Sundays – 08.00 – 14.00. These clinics will be held at Rowhedge Medical Practice. A range of clinics are available – from GP’s to physiotherapists.

Please speak to a receptionist who can give you further details on the clinics available and is able to book you an appointment if required.

Out of Hours Service

When We Are Closed

During the hours of 18:30 – 08:00 on weekdays, all weekend and bank holidays, emergency cover is provided by the 111 Service. Please ring 111 and note that when you receive treatment from this service or at the walk-in centre, a clinical report will be sent to the surgery to update your medical record and ensure that any necessary follow-up action can be arranged.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Colchester Walk-In Centre

The Walk-in Centre is based at:

North Colchester Healthcare Centre
Primary Care Centre
Turner Road
Colchester
CO4 5JR

You can walk into the centre between 07:00 and 22:00 to see a GP or nurse.  There is a car park available for patients.  You may see the nurse for:

  • Wounds (cuts, minor burns)
  • Muscle and joint injuries (strains, sprains, back pain)
  • Coughs, colds, flu symptoms
  • Stomach-ache, indigestion, constipation
  • Sore throats, earache
  • Skin complaints (rashes, minor allergic reactions, scabies)
  • Blood testing for over 12 year olds (Monday to Friday 07:00 – 14:00)
  • Sexual health and emergency contraception

Repeat prescriptions are not available.

In a genuine emergency call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.