Health Services

Last Updated: 4th January

COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccinations are starting in Congleton Town Hall in the first week of January 2021. Your GP Practice will inform you when it is time to come for your vaccine. There is a central COVID-19 vaccine booking phone number that is being used (0161 6604280) so do not ring your usual GP’s number, and only call if asked to do so. You will be sent an appointment or asked to make an appointment when it is your turn.

The order of vaccinations is as follows:

PriorityRisk group
1Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
2All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3All those 75 years of age and over
4All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
5All those 65 years of age and over
6Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group*
7All those 60 years of age and over
8All those 55 years of age and over
9All those 50 years of age and over
10Rest of the population (to be determined)

*Information about the at-risk health conditions can be found on the Government website.

Healthwatch Cheshire East Vaccination Programme Guidance:

You can help the NHS deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme effectively by following this simple guidance:

  • We will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. Please do not contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.
  • When you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite and make sure you attend appointments when you arrange them.
  • Please continue to wear a face covering and abide by social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as, until the vaccine has been fully rolled out, this is the most effective way to save lives.

You can read the Full Healthwatch Cheshire East Guidance Here

If you would like to join the vaccination team as a paid Vaccinator or as an NHS Volunteer you can apply to join the team here.


Do not attempt to see a doctor if you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms- a high temperature or a new persistent cough. If you do not recover or your symptoms get worse, follow the advice given by the NHS 111 web site. Do not ring 111 unless you have no Internet access.

Lawton House Surgery (Bromley Road, Congleton, CW12 1QG, Tel 01260 275454): Open normal hours (Mon-Fri 8:00-18:30) to receive requests for repeat prescriptions, but if you want an appointment a doctor will speak to you over the phone to decide whether it is necessary. Lawton House Surgery are ringing everyone with pre booked appointments the day before, trying to consult over the phone, visiting the surgery is last resort. Anyone visiting the surgery (restricted to 5 at a time), are triaged at the door then told where to sit to make sure all kept apart. No supporters (family) allowed. Still doing necessary injections; Prostate, B12, Babies etc., still ringing the patient first.
Prescriptions: online / written only (not over the phone). Lawton House Surgery are ringing patients and getting them to nominate a pharmacy for the prescription to be sent to for collection.

Meadowside Medical Centre (Mountbatten Way, Congleton, CW12 1DY, Tel 01260 272331): Open normal hours (Mon-Fri 8:00-18:30) to receive requests for repeat prescriptions, but if you want an appointment a doctor will speak to you over the phone to decide whether it is necessary. If you come to the surgery, you will need to knock on the inner door in order to speak to the receptionist.

Readsmoor Medical Centre (29/29A/31 West Street, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1JP, Tel 01260 276161):  Open normal hours (Mon-Fri 8:00-18:30).  No consultations except over the phone. Patients who come to the door will be given advice but not admitted to the surgery. Injections: if they are necessary then the patient is contacted by the nurse, these are carried out at the surgery, but all are triaged at the door before entry.
Prescriptions: repeats through pharmacy or they can still be dropped in at the surgery there is a box outside for this. All will be sent direct to the nominated pharmacy, or they will be posted direct to the patient (this is a last resort) cannot be collected.

Advice for Parents during the Coronavirus pandemic


Do not visit a pharmacy if you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms – a high temperature or a new persistent cough. Ask someone to collect your prescription for you or ring and ask for a delivery where this service is available.

NameLocation & NumberOpening HoursDetails
BootsRetail Park, Barn Road
01260 276977
Mon-Fri; 8am-Midnight
Sat; 8am-10pm
Sun; 10am-4pm
Deliveries Mon-Fri for people who are self-isolating can be arranged over the phone.
BootsPedestrian Area
01260 273153
Mon-Sat; 9am-5.30pm
Congleton Pharmacy
West Street
01260 277149
Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri; 8am-6.30pm
Thurs; 8am-8pm
Sat; 9am-1pm
Ring the bell on the back door in the yard and someone will come to take your name and return with your prescription.
At busy times you will need to wait your turn in the open air.
Payment is by cash or contactless only.
Lloyds PharmacyWest Street
01260 275523
Mon-Fri; 8.30am-6.15pm
Sat; 9am-1pm
Mossley PharmacyBiddulph Road
01260 275177
Mon-Fri; 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
Sat; 9am-1pm
Salus PharmacyHavannah Street, Buglawton
01260 291091
Mon-Fri; 9am-6pm
Sat; 9am-1pm
Superdrug PharmacyPedestrian Area
01260 278341
Mon-Sat; 9am-5.30pm
Sun; closed
2.00pm-2.30pm can hand in prescriptions.
Tesco PharmacyBarn Road
0191 479 8135
Mon-Sat; 6am-10pm
Sun; 10am-4pm
Well PharmacyPark Lane
01260 280810
Mon-Fri; 8.45am-6.30pm.
Sat; 9am-1pm
West Heath PharmacyWest Heath Shopping Centre
01260 297196
Mon-Fri; 9am-5.30pm
Sat; 9am-1pm
Deliveries can be arranged over the phone. You do not have to be an existing customer, but please say if you are self-isolating so that the driver can take precautions.

**The information in this table is provided by the local pharmacies and via internet searches. It is updated as businesses let us know of any changes.


Congleton Dentists are currently closed for consultations. The dental centres are still available to give advice over the phone on dental issues. Emergency dental procedures may be possible for very heavy bleeding, severe tooth pain, a tooth that has been knocked out or a swelling which makes it difficult to breathe. In the first instance ring your normal dentist, otheriwise the advice is to call NHS 111.

  • Congleton Dental Centre, West Street: 07955 589040- a dentist can be contacted in normal working hours (weekdays 9am-5pm).
  • Bupa Dental Care, off Antrobus Street Car Park: 01260 299929
  • Moody Terrace Dental, Moody Street: 01260 272657

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