Walk-in centres (WICs)


Our walk-in centre is similar to a minor injuries unit (MIU). You can go to one of the walk-in centres if you have a medical problem that is not critical or life threatening, including for blood pressure checks or minor cuts and wounds.

Our WIC is in the city centre on Sidwell Street and is staffed by highly-trained nurse practitioners. It's open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week - including bank holidays.

Choosing a walk-in centres for non-life threatening conditions will ensure you receive the best possible treatment, leaving our Emergency Department free to deal with the more serious cases.

More on what we do

We can deal with a range of problems, including:

  • blood pressure checks
  • contraceptive advice
  • coughs/colds and flu symptoms
  • minor cuts, wounds and dressing
  • muscle and joint injuries
  • skin complaints
  • stomach ache
  • indigestion, constipation
  • vomiting and diarrhoea
  • minor infections
  • women's health problems

You don't need an appointment and coming to a walk-in centre will mean you'll avoid a long wait in the Emergency Department.

If you’re not sure which service is best for you, please visit NHS 111 online or phone 111 for guidance.

Contact us

Sidwell Street

Unit 4, 31 Sidwell Street, Exeter, EX4 6NN

Opening times: 08:00 - 20:00, 7 days a week - including bank holidays 

Call 01392 276892

Getting there:

  • Via bus: you can use the Red and Green Park & Ride buses, as well as a number of local and regional bus services. You can plan your bus journey using the Stagecoach website.
  • Via car: the nearest car park is a two-minute walk away from Sidwell Street WIC and located on Bampfylde Street. More information about city centre car parks can be found on the Exeter City Council website.


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