Health & Emergencies


The Cerne Abbas Surgery is a purpose built surgery that accommodates a full Primary Health Care Team as well as a wide range of medical and associated services.  The surgery website will keep you up to date with what the Surgery can offer.

The telephone number for the Surgery is 01300 341666.

There is also an established dispensary service at the Surgery.  Prescriptions and appointments can all be ordered on the website via the link above.

Emergency contact numbers:

Doctor (out of hours) Call 111

Police, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance Service (emergency) Call 999

Police (non emergency)  Call 101

Casualty – Dorset County Hospital 01305 251150

Yeatman Hospital Dorset Health Care

Electricity – SSE   0845 770 8090

Water – Wessex Water 01225 526000

Water leaks: 0800 692 0 692 (24 hours)  or email     

Road Conditions   01305 232323

Flood Line (Environment Agency)   0845 988 1188

Cerne Abbas Flood Plan    

Pollution (Environment Agency) 0800 807 060

School Closures (Snow etc) 


There are two Defibrillators situated in Cerne Abbas. One is fitted inside the south porch of St Mary’s Church in Cerne Abbas and is available at any time. The other is in the Cerne Abbas Village Hall and is only available when the Hall is in use.  Both are simple to operate. 



The main NHS Hospital in the immediate area is the Dorset County Hospital  in Dorchester. It includes an Accident and Emergency Unit. There is also an NHS Minor Injuries Unit at the Yeatman Hospital 
 in Sherborne. 
 There are also private health services available in the area and these can be seen in the Directory