Sidwell Street Walk-in Centre

Sidwell Street Walk-in Centre

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.

  • Open 7 days a week including bank holidays (except Christmas Day).
  • There are no diagnostics at the centre.
  • Last patient book-in time is 7.30pm.
  • The service primarily caters to patients aged 2 and above.
  • Please call 111 first to help ensure that you get the care you need in the right place.

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.

Devon Sexual Health Exeter also has a clinic at Sidwell Street. Please visit the Devon Sexual Health website for more information.

Sidwell Street Walk-in Centre 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.

Devon Sexual Health more on what we do

We provide:

  • Contraception
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing and advice about unplanned pregnancy
  • HIV Testing
  • Care for people diagnosed and living with HIV
  • STI testing and treatment of all STIs
  • PEP emergency anti-HIV medication if you have been exposed to HIV
  • Safer sex advice, help with partner notification and other sexual health problems

Sidwell Street Walk-in Centre contact us

The centre's address and postcode is:

31 Sidwell Street

Opening times:

8am-8pm, seven days a week


01392 276892

Devon Sexual Health Exeter contact us

The centre's address and postcode is:

31 Sidwell Street

Opening times:

Appointments Only

Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Young Persons (<18 years) Drop-In Service:

Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Telephone: 0300 303 3989

Getting here

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.

Last updated: April 10, 2024


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