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Helston Medical Centre & Porthleven Surgery

If you are attending the surgery for an appointment, please can we ask you to come wearing a mask or face covering.

We are open for business as usual, but please note that all requests for an appointment will be dealt with by telephone first. It is safe to come to the surgery if we ask you to however, as we have procedures in place to ensure that social distancing is respected and all clinicians will be wearing the appropriate PPE.


If your child ever becomes unwell and is under 5 years of age, you may find the following link useful. 

Covid-19 Vaccination - How to get a booster - Please do not call the surgery to enquire at the present time.

If it has been 26 weeks or more since your second COVID-19 vaccination, then you can book your booster vaccine on the nhs website or ring 119.

It is important to have the booster to get the best possible protection against COVID-19. It will also reduce the risk of you passing COVID-19 to anyone else. 

By having the booster vaccine we can make sure that we provide the body with the best protection against the virus.

To make an appointment for your booster dose please call 119 or visit: 

Cornwall is currently seeing an increase in the number of cases of Coronavirus. 

Please be vigilant and follow the government guidance of Hands, Face, Space. 

COVID19 symptoms: 

Please be aware that the new variant is presenting with more non-specific symptoms and some of these can be similar to Hay fever.  

If you develop any of the following symptoms please self isolate and arrange a test:  

  1. Temperature 
  2. A new continuous cough 
  3. Loss or change to your smell or taste 
  4. Headache  
  5. Sore throat  
  6. Runny nose / sneezing  

 Choosing the right test:  

Lateral flow tests (LFT) are for people who do not show any symptoms of having coronavirus. A negative LFT in the presence of possible COVID19 symptoms can be falsely reassuring.  

If you have any of the symptoms of COVID19, you must self-isolate immediately and arrange a free PCR test. These are tests that are sent to a laboratory to be analysed. You can book a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test online, or by phoning 119. 

For all Coronavirus information please scroll to the bottom of this web page and click on the link 'coronavirus information'

Please do no call the surgery.

 Any temporary residents needing to be seen should call their own surgery first. The majority of patient consultations are being carried out by phone during the Covid crisis, so by calling your own surgery you will be dealt with by a clinician who has access to your full notes. Please note we are unable to provide electronic prescriptions for temporary residents although your own surgery should be able to do this, even for a pharmacy in Cornwall.


(Site updated 29/07/2022)
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