Combe Coastal Practice

The Medical Centre, St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EG

Opening Hours

08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday.

We also offer pre-booked appointments after 18:30 on certain days ask reception for details.

Combe Martin
08:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 18:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 08:30 to 12:30 on Wednesday.

We also offer pre-booked appointments after 18:30 on certain days ask reception for details.


When We Are Closed

NHS England – 111 is a free to call (landline or mobile) service and is answered by fully trained call advisers, supported by experienced nurses.  The service ensures that you are directed to the service that is best able to meet your needs.

They use a clinical assessment system to assess your problem safely and effectively and will direct you to the right NHS service. If your call is assessed as being a medical emergency they will electronically pass the details to the appropriate ambulance service who will automatically dispatch an ambulance.

NHS 111 will provide first aid advice to the caller until the ambulance service arrives. You should be aware that telephone calls to all these services are recorded.

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.

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

Please take a look at our “Choose the right service” help sheet for Bank Holidays

Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday Closures – 2021

The Surgery will be closed on bank holidays and public holidays. Please remember if you order repeat medications that your prescription may be delayed over this period, so we encourage our patients to order slightly earlier to take into account the surgery closure dates.

Please see below for our closure dates for:

2021 Bank Holiday Closures:

New Year’s Day Friday 1st January
Good Friday Friday 2nd April
Easter Monday Monday 5th April
Early May Bank Holiday (Friday)  Monday 3rd May 2021
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 30th August
Christmas Day (Substitute day) Monday 27th December
Boxing Day (Substitute day) Tuesday 28th December

Christmas 2021 opening hours:

Ilfracombe Surgery:

Combe Martin Surgery:

Woolacombe Surgery:


*All appointments are booked appointments do not attend surgery unless asked to do so

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Maybe you need to request something or send a message to the Admin team at Combe Coastal?

Patient Triage provides an easy way to communicate with your surgery for NON-URGENT requests.

Please note that most requests will be handled within 3 working days.

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