Manx Emergency Doctor Service

MEDS direct on: +44 1624 650355

Please do not use the 'Contact Us' link at the top of this page in the event that you require medical assistance. The contacts form is for requesting information only.

The Manx Emergency Doctor Service (MEDS) is an ‘out-of-hours’ emergency service that will operate when your doctor’s surgery is closed.

The out-of-hours service is only for emergencies that cannot wait until the next working day.

All patients who would normally attend Emergency Department (ED) for an acute illness or injury should continue to do so. Should A&E tell you that you should see your GP instead and it is NOT urgent then contact your own surgery. 

The out-of-hours doctor’s surgery is not a drop-in service and patients should note that they WILL NOT be seen by the duty doctor without an appointment.

If your query is regarding Coronavirus please visit which will give you up to date information from Public Health Isle of Man. 

MEDS opening times and how to get in contact

  • Monday - Friday: 6pm to Midnight
  • Weekends: 24 hour cover
  • Public Holidays: 24 hour cover

You can telephone MEDS direct on: +44 1624 650355

MEDS telephone number is on the answer machine at each GP practice.

If you have a hearing impairment and need to contact MEDS via an alternative method please email

If you think that you have a life-threatening emergency you should always call 999. This service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What will happen when I call MEDS

Our reception team will record your details on our system.

You will be asked a series of questions to support the clinicians in triage, and ensure that patients are prioritised in order of clinical need.

All telephone calls are recorded for security and training purposes.

What will be the likely outcome of my call to MEDS be

  • Telephone advice from a Clinician
  • Invited to attend MEDS for a face to face appointment
  • Visited at home, only if considered clinically appropriate following assessment
  • Prescription issued either for collection from MEDS, or sent to a local pharmacy of your choice

It is the responsibility of the patient to arrange their own transport to MEDS.

Please be aware that we have a zero tolerance policy relating to abuse of any kind towards MEDS staff, whether physical or verbal in nature.

Finding MEDS

Finding MEDS

MEDS Is located in the Diabetic Centre, which can be found located behind the Emergency Department.

The nearest car park is located outside ED, with the centre a short walk away.
Disabled parking is available at the front of the centre.

Emergency Dental Care

During usual opening hours you should contact your dental practice. There is a duty Dentist on call for all Emergency Dental Care over the weekend between 9am – 11am please check the Emergency Dentist Rota for contact details.

A dentist can assess your dental requirements and prescribe appropriate antibiotics, painkillers or provide dental treatment if it is required. 

If you require dental treatment and cannot access a dentist you can contact MEDS however please be aware Doctors are not trained, and are not professionally responsible for managing most dental problems.  The MEDS service will, however, try to help alleviate your symptoms until you can see your own dentist

Pharmacy Rota

There is a rota for Community Pharmacies which covers Sundays and Bank Holidays, usually a limited lunchtime opening. For details of the duty pharmacy nearest to you and their times of opening see the local press or follow the link provided. All pharmacies display in their window the name of the duty pharmacy. 

Your local Pharmacist will be able to provide advice on medicines and minor ailments and can provide medicines for many minor illnesses if needed.