Minor injuries units (MIUs) and Walk-in centre (WIC)

Information about our standard MIU and WIC opening times are below. Please check our Facebook account or the NHSquicker app for updates on any changes to these opening times. Help us help you and use NHS 111 to make sure you get the care you need.

Walk-in centre (WIC)

You can go to a walk-in centre (WIC) 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, Exeter and is staffed by highly trained nurse practitioners. Click here for more information.

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.

The WIC is open seven days a week, 8am-8pm, with the last patient book in time at 7.30pm.

Minor injuries units (MIUs)

Our minor injuries units are here to help if your medical problem is not critical or life-threatening.

They are staffed by highly-qualified nurse practitioners who can deal with a wide range of injuries, from burns to broken bones.

You do not need an appointment to attend the minor injuries unit and there is no need to call us before coming in.

Our minor injuries units are based at:

The GP practices nearest Ilfracombe and Bideford MIUs also provide an interim minor injury service Monday to Friday. Although these do accept walk-in patients it will be based on capacity and we ask that people call NHS 111 or call ahead to the GP practice first. You may be directed to a more appropriate service for your needs to ensure you get the correct treatment at the right time.

Other UTC and MIS services across North and East Devon

There are other services across North and East Devon, which provide different levels of treatment and opening times dependant on your specific need. Please note these service are not managed by Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Click on the links below for further details:

An Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) will see anyone that does not require an ambulance or a visit to an Emergency Department but whose complaint is too urgent for a routine appointment with their GP – with access to X-ray. Please check opening times and services provided via the links below:

A Minor Injury Service (MIS) is led by local GP surgery, treating conditions like sprains, sprains, minor head injuries, cuts, and grazes, and is usually run by a nurse practitioner, Monday to Friday. Please check opening times and services provided via the links below:

Last updated: July 09, 2024.