If you are in the area for a short time and require medical treatment you are able to register with this practice as a temporary resident. This gives you the same access to general medical services as registered patients but either for a period of 24 hours up to 15 days, or between 15 days and three months. If you are going to be in the area for longer than three months you should register fully with a GP.
If you are registered with another practice locally it is essential that you to attend your own practice where your medical notes are available.
People from abroad are eligible for free treatment on the NHS in the case of an emergency. Broadly, this means that if, in the opinion of the GP, your condition requires emergency treatment you will not be charged for a consultation with the GP. If you require treatment or medication for a pre-existing condition you will be charged a fee, which then should be claimed back via your insurance company.
Please note that these conditions also apply to British nationals living abroad.
If you are in the area for less than 24 hours and have an accident you can receive emergency treatment at this practice. However, it should be remembered that this is not a casualty department and if it is thought that an X-ray is required the patient should be taken straight to hospital. The nearest casualty department to Axbridge is at Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare.