Make an appointment

You can make an appointment in the following ways:

Appointment bookings start at 8am Monday to Friday but you can contact us anytime during our opening hours.   


Appointment times

Monday to Friday:

  • Morning appointments from 8:30am to 1pm

  • Afternoon appointments from 2pm to 6pm 
Enhanced access appointments 

We work with other local GP practices to provide you with help outside of practice opening hours.  If your query is something that can be dealt with any doctor or nurse we are able to offer you an enhanced access appointment at Portmill Surgery in Hitchin. These are available from 6.30pm to 8pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays 9am to 5pm The address is Portmill Surgery, 114 Queen Street, Hitchin SG4 9TH.

To arrange one of these evening or Saturday appointments please speak to our practice reception team. These appointments are not available for online booking.

Appointment options

We have three types of appointments. These are: 

  • On the day - for urgent medical problems that you need help with today and cannot wait until the following day or the next available routine appointment.  
  • Next day - book for the following working day. 
  • Advance - there are limited pre-bookable appointments for 7, 14, 21 and 28 days ahead. 
Making sure you get the right help 

If you telephone or visit us, our reception team will ask you for some more information about the health issue that you need help with.

We will use the information you give us to decide:

Sometimes the receptionist might take your details and phone number and arrange for you to have a call back from a GP or another healthcare professional who will make an initial assessment of your needs and decide how best to help you. Based on the information you give them they might give you advice over the phone or book you into an appointment.  


If you need help with your appointment 

We understand that you might need to see a particualr person, might need a particular type of appointment or might need extra help with your appointment. 

Please tell us: 

  • If there is a specific doctor, nurse or other health professional who you would prefer to help you.  

  • If you would prefer to consult with the doctor or nurse by phone, face-to-face, by video call or by text or email. 

  • If you need an interpreter. 

  • If you have any other access or communication needs or need support with your appointment.