Bedford Hill Family Practice

120 Bedford Hill
Balham
SW12 9HS
Tel: 020 8673 1720

Opening Times

The surgery telephone lines are answered from 8.00am to 6.30pm, whilst the doors open at 8.15am and shut at 8.00pm each day of the week.

On Saturdays the doors open at 8.00am and shut at 4.00pm, however, telephone access is not available on Saturdays.

Please note that the front door is operated by a buzzer system after 6.30pm and ONLY for patients with a pre-booked appointment.

Consultation Times

Day Time
Monday 8.30am-12.30pm & 4.00pm-8.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-8.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-8.00pm
Thursday 9.00am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-8.00pm
Friday 9.00am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-8.00pm
Saturday 8.00am- 4..00pm (Routine Appointments Only)
Sunday Surgery Closed

 

Extended Hours

The practice offers extended hours during the week form 6.30pm - 8.00pm each day and on Saturdays from 8.00am - 4.00pm.

During the later winter months , the practice also offers additional extended hours and children's clinics to assist with the impact placed on A&E during the late winter season.

 

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