Opening Hours

The opening times shown below are our reception desk opening hours. Telephone answering times may be different.

Consultations start at 8:30am although the doctors' consulting and nurses' appointment times may vary.

Whilst we try to give notice of any changes to our reception opening and the doctors' consulting times we regret that this is not always possible.

Appointments can be booked at reception, by phone or online.  Information about our appointment, non-appointment and extended hours surgeries can be found on our appointments page.


Howell Surgery 

Please note that the telephone line is closed between 1:00pm and 2:00pm and after 6:00pm every day. In an emergency please listen to the recorded message. Calls may be re-directed between Horsmonden and Brenchley Surgeries on occasion.

Day Morning / Afternoon Late and Weekend Appointments
Monday 8.15am - 4.00pm  
Tuesday 8.15am - 4.00pm*  
Wednesday 8.15am - 6.00pm  
Thursday 8.15am - 6.00pm  
Friday 8.15am - 6.30pm  
Weekend CLOSED Available at local surgeries
please ask at Reception

* After 13:00 on Tuesdays emergencies are handled by Lamberhurst Surgery. For general enquiries, appointment booking or test results please contact reception during normal reception opening times.


Horsmonden Surgery

Day Morning / Afternoon Late and Weekend Appointments
Monday 8.15am - 1.00pm & 3.00pm - 6.30pm 6.30pm - 7.15pm
Tuesday ** 8.15am - 1.00pm  
Wednesday 8.15am - 1.00pm  
Thursday 8.15am - 1.00pm  
Friday 8.15am - 1.30pm  
Weekend CLOSED Available at local surgeries
please ask at Reception

** From 1pm Horsmonden Surgery is open for patients attending pre-booked appointments at the West Kent Dermatology Clinic only.

The practice is closed at the weekend and over bank holidays.

During the working day (8:00am to 6:30pm) emergencies are dealt with by the duty doctor.


Bank Holidays and Staff Training



Christmas and New Year Opening Times



Opening Times

Monday 16th to Friday 20th December

Normal opening hours

Monday 23rd / Tuesday 24th December

Normal opening hours

Wednesday 25th / Thursday 26th December


Friday 27th December

Normal opening hours

Monday 30th / Tuesday 31st December

Normal opening hours

Tuesday 1st January


Wednesday 2nd January

 Normal opening hours


ORDERING REPEAT MEDICATION – We need AT LEAST 3 COMPLETE WORKING DAYS’ NOTICE to process requests. We will always try to complete orders as quickly as possible but please allow as much time as possible over this extremely busy period. Our drugs deliveries over the holiday period will be disrupted and we may have to wait for items to arrive. Please note the minimum times we need over the Christmas and New Year period in order to offer all our patients the safest and most efficient service possible.


Prescription requested

Ready for collection after

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd December

Monday 30th December

Monday 23rd December

Tuesday 31st December

Tuesday 24th December

Thursday 2nd January

Wednesday 25th / Thursday 26th December

Friday 3rd January

Monday 30th December

Monday 6th January

Tuesday 31st December / Wednesday 1st January

Tuesday 7th January


If you need medical assistance while the surgery is closed dial 111

The NHS 111 service is there to help people access urgent local health services. Calls are dealt with by fully trained advisers who assess symptoms, give advice, arrange for patients to speak to health professionals, or send an ambulance if required. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.


If a medical condition is severe or life threatening, it is imperative that the 999 service is contacted first