Exeter (Sidwell Street) Nhs Walk-In Centre

01392 276892 Unit 4, 31 Sidwell Street , Exeter, Devon, EX4 6NN
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3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 25 ratings for this clinic


NHS walk-in centres offer fast and convenient access to healthcare advice and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses.

They have been introduced to help anyone whose modern, busy lifestyle, or practical circumstances and particular needs, make flexible and accessible services so important.

They don’t replace local GP or hospital services but complement existing local services.

You can visit your local NHS Walk-in centre if:

  • you have a cuts, grazes and wounds
  • you have a sprains, strains, muscle or joint injury
  • you have a broken bones (fractures),
  • you have a skin complaint – bite or sting (including human bites), unexplained rash or even severe sunburn
  • you have a minor infection which needs treating
  • you need emergency contraception
  • you have a minor head injury
  • you have a eye problems, such as minor eye infections, scratches or something that is stuck in your eye.

Conditions that Walk-in centres cannot treat include:

  • chest pain,
  • respiratory problems,
  • abdominal pain,
  • gynecological problems,
  • pregnancy problems,
  • drug overdose,
  • alcohol related problems,
  • mental health problems, and
  • health conditions that would normally be treated by your GP or hospital.

No appointment is needed and assessments are carried out by experienced NHS nurses who provide a skilled, safe and caring service.

NHS walk-in centres are open and available to anyone who can normally access NHS services.



Opening times

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Last verified on 13/03/2014


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Quality of service at Exeter (Sidwell Street) Nhs Walk-In Centre

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

67staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 392 responses. 3073 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 276 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 354 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

77staff recommend this hospital for care. 392 responses. 3073 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this organisation

Efficient, knowledgeable, helpful – couldn't have been bette

I came in today for an appointment about my IUD. I was seen within an hour as a walk-in, and the doctor was kind, helpful, obviously an e...

13 June 2018

Throat Pain

I had been having really bad pain when swollowing so decided to pop into the walk in centre as I couldn’t get to see my Dr. The staff on ...

11 March 2018

Friendly, professional staff

I had an operation and have visited the centre repeatedly for dressing changes. The nurses are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I alw...

23 February 2018


I have used the walk in centre many times over the years both for myself and my daughter and have in the past always had great treatment ...

25 January 2018

Very poor attitude and care!

We recently attended the Sidwell Street Walking Centre with our son aged 10. First of all the reception staff didn't bother opening the d...

21 January 2018

Last updated on 05 March 2018.

Information supplied by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust