Opening Hours

Bridge Cottage Surgery

Day Opening hours
Sunday 3 March
Monday 4 March
8am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 5 March
8am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 6 March
8am to 6:30pm
Thursday 7 March
8am to 6:30pm
Friday 8 March
8am to 6:30pm
Saturday 9 March

Every weekday at Welwyn, the doctors and nurses see patients by appointment between 08:00 and 17:30.

Extended Access

Extended opening hours for GP practices in Welwyn Hatfield - Routine appointments available in the evening or at the weekend.

Local practices are working together to provide appointments at a time which is most convenient to you.   Welhat Extended Access Service provides appointments later in the evening or at the weekend.  These appointments can be booked with the receptionist at your own GP surgery, however you may not see your own GP or Practice Nurse and you would have to travel to Spring House Medical Centre, in Welwyn Garden City for your appointment.  When booking an appointment, you will need to give permission for your medical records to be accessed and updated.

Routine appointments are available:

  • Monday to Friday: 18:30 – 20:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday: 08:00 – 12:00

For more information on the Welhat Extended Access Service, or to book an appointment please speak to a member of the Practice Reception team or call Bridge Cottage on 01438 715044. 

Please note these are NOT emergency appointments.  Patients requiring emergency treatment should call Herts Urgent Care on 111, outside of core opening hours.

If you need to cancel and rebook an extended access appointment please contact your Practice.  When your practice is closed you can call 01707 294358 to leave a message.

More information is available at

When We Are Closed

Call NHS 111

NHS 111 offers free expert health information and advice 24-hours a day on 111. For deaf people and those heard of hearing, a telephone service is available on 0845 606 4647. If English is not your preferred language, you can use a confidential translation service.

Your Local Pharmacist

Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time – you don’t need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. Call NHS 111 for details.

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.  

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NHS 111

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.