Opening Hours

The Sutton Surgery

The Sutton Surgery is currently closed.


Thatto Heath Surgery

Thatto Heath Surgery is currently open.


Practice Closures

Practice closures for half day training in 2021. Both sites close at 12:00:

  • Wednesday 23 June
  • Thursday 22 July
  • Wednesday 22 September
  • Thursday 21 October
  • Wednesday 24 November

Bank Holidays/Holiday closures:

  • Monday 30 August – Summer Bank Holiday – all day
  • Friday 24 December – Early closure
  • Monday 27 December – Closed all day
  • Tuesday 28 December – Closed all day
  • Friday 31 December – Early closure
  • Monday 03 January 2022 – Closed all day

Extended Hours

Rainbow Medical Centre will be offering the following appointments on a weekly basis for patients:

  • Monday: 20:45 – 21:15 (patients will be seen at Mill Street)
  • Thursday: 19:45 – 20:15 (patients will be seen at Mill Street)
  • Friday: 18:30 – 19:00 (patients will be seen at Rainhill Village Surgery)
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 09:45 & 16:00 – 17:00 (patients will be seen at the Bowery Medical Centre)
  • Saturday 12:30 – 13:00 (patients will be seen at the Spinney Medical Centre)
  • Sunday: 11:00 – 13:15 (patients will be seen at the Bowery Medical Centre)

The appointments will be held at the following venues:-

  • Mill Street Medical Centre 2 Mill Street St Helens WA10 2BD
  • Rainhill Village Surgery 529 Warrington Road, Rainhill L35 4LP
  • The Bowery Medical Centre Elephant Lane, Thatto Heath WA9 5PR
  • The Spinney Medical Centre Whittle Street St Helens Merseyside WA10 3EB

The service is being delivered by St Helens Rota.

Between 08:30 – 18:30 (Mon – Fri) you can contact the surgery for an appointment on this service or alternatively ring Rota directly on 01744 673 815 who can book an appointment for you.

When We Are Closed

Please do not call the 24 hour duty doctor except in emergencies.

In an emergency: please phone the surgery as normal. If you need to see a doctor you will be asked to attend an out of hours emergency centre. Your call will be recorded.

Other Sources of Help

NHS 111 24 hour phone advice 111

NHS 111 online

NHS Walk-In Centre Tel: 01744 627400

The Millennium Centre, Bickerstaffe Street, St Helens

Opening Hours 07:00 – 22:00 Monday to Saturday

09:00 – 22:00 Sunday

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.